Electro from the past, present and future.
"Sheffield Bleep" is the obvious standout. A raucous bomb with a vocoder rap, it harks back to electro's hip-hop origins. Vocoder vocals appear again—sung this time—on the slow and stunning "Ultraterrestrial." The lush, twinkling synth lines seem to orbit around the beat in a welcome change from electro's robotic stiffness.
Even Washington's more conventional tracks sound fresh. The funky surveillance-state paranoia of "Hallucinate Data" and the title track, a tribute to Mikron's "Sleep Paralysis," have excellent sound design with synth lines that wobble like Jell-O. Travelling from electro's origins to its present (and future), this EP highlights the style's best features while sounding uncommonly lighthearted.