The aptly-titled 'Hunter' offers a sonic interpretation of a hungry predator on the prowl. Built on plinking percussion and a growling bassline, the track hits its stride with a syncopated motif that reverberates at the end of each phrase. Much of the beat drops out once the prey is in sight, and in its place a dread-inducing drone grows louder and louder, only to dissipate as dinner gets away. It's a decent tune which will do well with an already engaged dancefloor, but the relatively weak climax leaves it feeling tame.
The b-side companion, 'Hunted', is less intriguing. Stripped down to just a kick drum, snare and hi-hat, Buttrich brings in female vocalist Jokate to utter commands ("Hope, run, live, taste") without a hint of emotion, like Daft Punk's 'Technologic' sung by a dull human instead of robots. A docile, nearly-static melody eventually appears, but it’s far too late to salvage any interest. How this track managed to land the number one spot on Beatport's top downloads (albeit briefly; presently it's still in the top 10) is beyond me.
Overall, this is not Buttrich's finest hour, especially in the light of highly nuanced tunes such as 'Cloudy Bay', 'Full Clip', 'What's Your Name?' and 'Well Done'. Cocoon shined a spotlight on Buttrich, and he blinked.