Pings, zaps and big basslines, engineered for crisp soundsystems.
The template works best when it adds some sparks. On "Brain Fingers" and "Memory Drum," the B-side tracks, the skeletal broken rhythms are enlivened by controlled sonic detonations. In addition to its crafty bass, "Brain Fingers" grabs attention through its many pings and zaps, while the sinister shudder of "Memory Drum" is disrupted by a noise-fuelled breakdown. The A-side illustrates the fine margins that minimalist club music works within: the tracks are built upon almost identical foundations as their B-side counterparts, but don't quite achieve the same magic. The title track comes the closest, thanks to its periodic swells of jungle breaks, but for me the B-side is where it's at.