Weird, wonderful techno.
"I Decided To Fly," "Rooyggbiv" and "Belissimo" are the tracks that sound most informed by Kraviz's style. Spoken-word vocals buzz around the rhythm, while the melodic elements wiggle and warp. "Belissimo" has some of the EP's best sound design, with a lead that sounds a bit like ripping velcro, along with drum patterns that switch up like outfit changes.
Some of the other tracks are less dynamic, like "Pigeon Epilepsy," which is basically a blunt-force weapon, while "Machines Behave Badly," with its lead chattering like the garbled ramblings of a robot, hints at трип's recent proclivities towards face-melting trance and gabber. The wonderfully staggered broken beats on "Rooyggbiv" aside, Cheerful Pessimist isn't as diverse as Dubyshkin's two-part outing on Macro, though it sounds primed for трип: fast, dizzy and weird as hell.