Techno to reach another dimension.
There's aggression here but the textures are clear and, in some cases, the melodies more present. "Viper" begins as a jackhammering nightmare but eventually settles into a recognizable techno beat. Gut-punching but functional, it's like something that might appear on Nina Kraviz's Trip label. "Reputation," on the other hand, doesn't sit still, stretching and bursting samples like experimental club music. Theatrical handclaps sound like they're ripping open a portal to another dimension.
Mikhael dips into experimental techno, which supplies the EP's most thrilling moments. "Glass Wing," with its stuttering broken beat and cinematic melody, is a highlight, while "Strive For Action" focuses on the unnerving space between its slow but jittery drums. "Your Hole" ends the EP with more slo-mo action, including the record's noisiest, most glitchy drum pattern. Dedicated To Sublimity is Mikhael at her most approachable without sacrificing the DIY spirit.