"Roast Ghost"'s slowed-down Roland drum machines and gauzy synths bear the influence of Melbourne's preeminent gloom merchants, HTRK (whose singer, Jonnine Standish, is married to CS, hence the surname). The track spans a hypnotic 21 minutes to fill one side of a cassette. Lyrically, Standish strays from Devestations' heavy themes of love and loss in favor of a psychedelic dream logic. Over and over, he voices these cryptic lines: "How do you get yourself untangled from a knot that was tied before you were born? / The directions to my house (house) / The detective's in my house." The only variation comes from a vaporwave-style bridge that could score an '80s neo-noir film.
On the other side, the Chinese-Canadian artist Yu Su presents four sketches under the title "Little Forest (Spring Mix)." It's a gentle walk through the woods compared to CS + Kreme's epic psychedelia—each idea is like a clearing with a fresh bloom of wildflowers. After an ambient beginning that nods to her classical piano training and penchant for textural exploration, she hits on a timeless set of Rhodes chords. It concludes a compelling tape with a head-nodding trip-hop vamp.