"Clear Eyes, Full Heart" seems to realise "Cry To Your Soul"'s worst fears. It begins with brutal modular strobes, the severity of which might easily thin out a dance floor. Suddenly, however, rave keys pound against the chaos and gradually take control. It wouldn't just take nerves to drop "Clear Eyes, Full Heart" in a DJ set, but also faith in the dancers.
There's something rough, even ugly, about the sounds Mannerfelt uses here. Buzzsaw synths cut deep into "Savvy," a track that shares "Cry To Your Soul"'s affinity for UK soundsystem music. "The Great Attractor" sinks into a black bath of bass, air-raid wails and voltage spikes. In his recent Machine Love feature, Mannerfelt discussed the process of "unlearning mental baggage" while he produces music. On Clear Eyes, Full Heart, he's unlearned that nostalgia should be comforting.