Sometimes you hear it in specific sounds, like the glitched-out broken beat groove of "Depth In Clarity," which calls to mind Autechre's early b-boy moves, and the balmy comedown synths in the second half of "Acceptance." Elsewhere it's more of an attitude: the use of brain-tickling downtempo syncopation with spacey sound design seems tailor-made for the reclining cyborg on the front of the Artificial Intelligence compilation. Still, this being the '10s, the cyborg wears black these days and has a tranche of gnarly tattoos.
"Exhale And Expand" aside, Mulero's experimental cuts come with a heavy funereal mood, with the titles that seal the deal. On several tracks, atonal synth parts echo through ominous crypt-like spaces. "Crux" frames them with an unsettled groove that, if pitched down a bit, could be Horo-style halftime drum & bass. "Edges Of Mortality" is firmer, and has a techno-like breakdown, in which the beat subsides to nothing before flickering back into sinister life.