The record opens calmly with "Income," a track from Wolfgang Voigt as Mike Ink that initially appeared in 1995. It's solemn dub techno decelerated to 83 BPM, a tempo all the better to meditate on its swirling motion. Its orderly 4/4 pulse suggests faith in divine dub techno providence, while, on the B-side, two tracks from Murcof are more agnostic. Sourced from 2004's Terrestre album Secondary Inspection, an exploration of traditional dance sounds from the producer's native Mexico, both tracks are skittish balls of hand-percussion, smoky hi-hats and darkside chillout synths. "Secondary Inspection Theme" builds an almost epic momentum over nine-odd minutes. "Botas De Oro" is humbler and somehow more unsettling.
The EP's outlier comes in the middle. The gorgeous "ASII100 (Crisis Urbana Edit)" is from the same era as the Voigt production—the archival 2014 cassette on which it first appeared was called Unearthed Tracks 1992-1995. But it belies Welshman DJ Guy's interest in a different electronica pioneer: the tinny pads, nagging melancholy and downtempo shuffle suggest a bedroom study of Aphex Twin. Like the other tracks here, it was hardly inaccessible before this reissue, but Bragg has brought it into a rewarding new context.