The A-side has Slide Away's best moments. "Mosaic" feels like Kaye's 2012 Klockworks smash "Forged" turned upside-down. It's got the same rolling riffs, but now they're uplifting, like basement techno with a bright disposition. The title track layers in minor key pads, abstract voices and rustling windchimes à la DJ Sprinkles, a bit of wistfulness on an otherwise functional EP.
The B-side doesn't hold up to closer inspection. The skronky basslines of "Desecrate" feel antiseptic, while the dub-inflected "Jungle Love" is disappointingly by-the-numbers. Everything is in the right place and the sound design is top-notch, but its such an aerodynamic track that it slips by unnoticed. DJs will find Slide Away as reliable as ever, but when it comes to sleek modern techno, Trevino's got more interesting records than this.