Perhaps inspired by Owens' work with Avery, Oleic is a more obvious turn towards the dance floor, but it's not so far from the cloudy, groovy, Saint Etienne-inspired pop that first garnered her attention. Beats in the foreground might provide new functionality, but it's her skillful way with melodic hooks that keeps things interesting, especially in the bottom-end. Almost every track here has a killer bassline, whether it's the hiccupping smack of "CBM," the rippling churn under the title track's synth drones or the multiple bass attack of "Elliptic."
Her background in pop seems to helps with both melodies and arrangements. There are many layers of rhythmic elements and synths working with each other for a polished sound. And while her own vocals appear mainly as hypnotic mantras in both "CBM" and "Elliptic," "Kingsize" is a rework of Norwegian experimental songwriter Jenny Hval. It sets her sensual voice and suggestive lyrics into an acid-laced stomper that's bold and fun.