"Gran Abuelo" stomps ominously through an atmosphere choked with evil spirits. A guttural, tribalistic chant is your spirit guide on this dark and tunnelling trip. "Desert Rose" is tense, claustrophobic and demented. What sounds like rave stabs are transmogrified into a pressurised roar in the background. Melodramatic cinema-style drum rolls build suspense while freaky sax squalls and a haunted melody adds a delirious narrative.
"Methuselah" projects Talismann's otherworldliness back onto the floor. The mood is unsettling—is that a wolf's howl, human or something else back there?—but the shuffling beat keeps your body locked into the dance, even when your mind is spirited off elsewhere. The best bit about "General Sherman" is that big crashing sound—what is that?—looping ad infinitum. Sinister details like this make Talismann's techno so enticing.