Meditative techno with an unfortunate choice of vocals.
Best of all is the "Forward" version. Few dancers will likely experience the track at its original 120-BPM tempo, because its low-end is meaty enough to work during a set's more energetic moments. Its mood is classic Stroboscopic Artefacts, a label that's done more than most to showcase techno's psychedelic side. The "Paused" version is faster, but retains the heads-down atmosphere, with dub chords that seem to float in from another room. The "Backward" mix is even trippier, with squiggling textures and a breakdown gives way to an odd bleep melody. Lucy's production is as slick as ever, but any DJ who plays these disturbing vocals risks sending some poor dancer on a bad trip.