The opener, "Puppet Scenes," is a sparse, ominous roller whose creaking sound effects and somber synths set the stage for a show-stopping bassline, a loping figure that could have been lifted from a dub reggae record. With its arrival, the track lands in a meditative zone, combining the head-nodding heft of early DMZ releases with an earthier On-U Sound aesthetic.
On the surface, "New Life Repercussions" is more conventional. It begins with a tom-heavy house beat, the whole thing teeming with birdsong and rainforest rustling. Up in the canopy, bells and whistles join an optimistic orchestral drone. The mid-range undergrowth contains plaintive piano leads accompanied by IDM-style synth chirps and subtle percussion. Underneath it all, the insistent beat is the river running through this bizarre ecosystem. The track brings the previously divergent strands of Seaton's music into an intriguing, head-spinning whole.