You're Me bottles the vibe of the duo's impressive live performances, where Su and Gailey conjure a world of natural and artificial sound from their laptops. Percussion rattles around the stereo spectrum, implacable sounds bloom and recede in the background, all while the two command waves of bass. Here, that formula manifests in a few ways, from the swampy, Hype Williams-esque groove of "Dream I" to the broken beat crawl of "Fantasy Sentences." Spread across two sides of a tape, the music flows almost continuously, working wonders for a group whose sound might otherwise feel fragmentary. The dub techno swivel on "Location" is all the more effective because it comes after 12 minutes of ambient drift, though it would be impressive on its own.
On the second side of You're Me, there's another moment when the duo unexpectedly pivots into techno, jamming on a quasi-tribal groove flecked with what sound like bits of guitar. Later, the lengthy, multi-part "Vita Nuova" moves from oceanic ambient into dreamy techno with gorgeous pitch-bent melodies.
The pitter-patter sounds in "Dream II" move gently but surely, like ripples in a pond, while the jangly noise in "Radio Game" sound like a rustling forest. Those moments of experimentation are offset by the times when the duo really lock into each other, a sign of experience and practice. This is rugged, unpredictable music that frequently breaks out into moments of bewildering beauty.