Behrenroth's 'Organism' is more exacting and restrained than many of his previous productions for labels Foreplay or Trax of Interest, retaining a human touch without the full-throated divas. The tune's patient growth, built around a two beat, one note melody palpitating throughout the track, scores the gestation of its eponymous entity. Gentle, drawn out tones stacked on top of one another and resonating lazily are eventually pushed to the background by agile syncopations, swirling counter melodies and stinging pad progressions, which make for a crushingly sweet climax.
On the flipside, '10a' manages to sound lushly detailed with only a handful of elements, thanks to Ripperton's masterful construction and keen ear for choice timbres. Setting the tone with soft sixteenth notes trickling through hushed, wind-like howls, '10a' gets folks on the floor with its off-beat broken chords bounding through the tune and keeps them dancing with a wide angle, stuttering melody emerging halfway through. Ripperton's drum programming is just as compelling, constantly rearranging itself in subtle ways or dissipating almost entirely at strategic points to spotlight the blushing melodies.
While '10a' gets my nod for the superior track, I wouldn’t be surprised if I hear both of these fine tunes pouring from the speakers on the same night.