Winter Summer's best track, "Winter," features the late novelist Kathy Acker on vocals. In contrast to much of Extended Niceties and Love Of Life Orchestra's first album, Geneva, the song is without their sax-woven euphoria. Acker's casual delivery gives an extra bite to the chintzy synth textures and waspish funk, which is both abrasive and something to whistle along with. The instrumental "Summer" seems to nod to the rural surroundings that Gordon and Van Tieghem found themselves in. Decorated with resonant organ stabs and daylit piano chords, the song's friendly sound is completely at ease.
The path that Gordon and Van Tieghem followed after Winter Summer hints at the lessons they learned from these sessions. Elements of this music survived on their subsequent work, but it's the nervous funk of "Winter" that would set the tone for Love Of Life Orchestra.