Sometimes Osborne-Lanthier rips classic dance music signifiers from their context. On "Blackwell Dynonetics," it's trap snares and glossy trance stabs, which skitter and lurch across a confused scree of other material. On "Lick And A Promise," it's bass wobbles and a detuned hoover synth—to enhance the panic in its ascending loop, Osborne-Lanthier slowly cranks up the tempo from 120 BPM. Both tracks follow roughly the same structure, in which loops are steadily layered into an ever denser rhythmic mulch.
This feels clumsy at times, but the overall effect, a kind of pummelling brutality, matches the ugly glory Osborne-Lanthier seems to find in his materials. The effect is pronounced on "Integrated Sensor Is Structure." Layers of glitchy, angular percussion yank awkwardly against each other, before a huge reverb detonation heralds a midpoint breakdown, tipping the focus onto a tense synth drone. The EP's best track might be the simplest. "The Zika Slam" is a full-frequency bass throb somewhere between a souped-up car engine and a swarm of CGI hornets.