Regis and Mønic combine for three gritty techno tracks.
Of all the ingredients in that vision, hip-shaking grooves aren't exactly at the top of the list. Yet Seeing From Above's standout tracks balance menace with a welcome dose of funk. "Seeing From Above" has a spring in its step recalling The Master Side, but it stands apart thanks to the interesting tone of its central percussion pattern. It sounds like a detuned steel drum, all resonant, metallic overtones and gong-like harmonics.
"Primitive Sleep"'s charms are similar. A hint of snare helps turn what might've been an impressive but leaden slow-burner into something more engaging. It's telling that the one heavy-footed track, "Informal Beauty," feels like a missed opportunity in comparison. Its cello-esque pads are beautiful, but they might've been better serviced with a less grizzly kick and more room to breathe. That said, its sadistic chug balances the fleet-footed stride elsewhere on the EP.