Stairfoot Lane Bunker burns with the fire of previous Special Request 12-inches, but the rave and hardcore callbacks—mentasms, spinbacks, gunshots—of, say, the Modern Warfare series have ebbed away. "Redrum" is a Dopplereffekt-style electro track, with a speak-and-spell vocal and specks of acid in the bassline. A more cinematic sound emerges on the rumbling ambient of "Five Lane Ends" and "Stairfoot Lane Bunker," where thunder breaks amid a respiring string section.
The second half of "Stairfoot Lane Bunker" breaks into jungle, a style common to Special Request releases. The results have rarely felt this fierce. The percussion on "Replicant" and "Stairfoot Lane Bunker" is etched with laser-precise details, such as stereo-panning, micro-edited hi-hats and stuttered one-shots. On Finlayson's remix of "Stairfoot Lane Bunker," a more peculiar intricacy emerges. Short breakbeat volleys, drum rolls and pitched-up scraps of what could be funk vocals or rainforest sounds hold up a funhouse mirror to the original.