Yamaneko and Mr. Mitch complement each other as often as they clash. Opener "Pixel Dreams" is as sweet as they come, built on meringue-light synths and an earnest synth lead that could pass for The Postal Service. On "Awakening," however, Mr. Mitch's pitched-down vocal feels like an intrusion, poking holes in the gossamer instrumental. The reverb-soaked "Spirit Temple" is based on a percussive skeleton so faint that it's more of a shadow of grime.
The pair's collaboration with Hannah Mack is the EP's jewel. As fluffy and light as "Pixel Dreams," "In The Moonlight" feels like it's barely there. In a stroke of genius, the producers bring in a saxophone sample that sounds weary, as if it was recorded from an iffy AM radio signal. Hannah Mack's vocal feels hurt, translating video game music's otherworldly drama into real-world emotions. "In The Moonlight" is where Yaroze Dream Suite transcend their influences and produce something new and inspired.