Unapologetically banging techno.
Let's not forget that Van Hoesen's usual techno is hardly shy. The difference between him and plenty of his peers, though, is a certain deft touch, an approach to sound design that emphasises close listening and novel tones and textures. This carries over to the new context here, albeit with slightly varied results. The roaring leads on the title track certainly stand out, but they're on the wrong side of the fine line between thrillingly dissonant and irritatingly shrill. "Second Hologram Rose" better executes this kind of synth, and is helped along by an off-beat bassline that's as effective as it is simple. "Trim The Facts" and "Dead Man's Catch," for me the standouts, are the type of tracks for when the sense of time and space on a dance floor has been completely lost. The massive and possibly divisive LFOs on "Dead Man's Catch" mean it'd take a skilled or lucky DJ to guage exactly its right moment, while "Trim The Facts," with its crispy drums, mean bassline and mind-warping synths, would stand out even after a long session of bangers.