A six-track cassette (all of Thompson's releases are cassettes), Vague Response isn't so much vague as it is hazy. Rich in reverb, the music is dreamy and blissful. While each track takes on its own smoky, melodic elegance, three in particular do so with irresistible dance floor rhythms. "Afterimage"'s glassy, floating keys feel especially euphoric, while "Caves" offers a contrast of crisp snares and velvety synths alongside energetic metallophones. "Muted"'s droning keys lift you up, while hi-hats and percussive synth hits full of delay keep a strong hold on your body.
"Akasha" translates from Sanskrit to mean different but related things: space, atmosphere, sky, elemental. It's fitting, then, that Akasha System manages to create one complete, entirely pleasurable vibe.