Distinctive experimental club tracks.
The collaborative tracks are good examples of how musical personalities can meld together without losing what makes them distinctive. "Paroxysm," with the Italian producer TSVI (who was responsible for one of the strongest club albums of last year), maintains Van der Lugt's weirdness, but the drum patterns are pure TSVI. Van der Lugt partners with LOFT on "Xhrinicibles" for a banger that's all about tension. It feels like it's trying to hold itself together while the bassline sparks and a chopped break threatens to take over.
The two solo tunes aren't quite as exciting, but they're strong. "Falling Not Walking" has a strange, roundabout groove that feels a bit like walking up a descending escalator, while the queasy chime melodies on "Turgor" are an equally nice touch. It's hard to know what to expect from Van der Lugt, which is why his records are always worth checking out.