On the A-side, ‘Babylon’ takes you way back, with deep piano keys and FX that recall heads like Modaji or Ian Pooley (‘What’s Your Number?’ especially) circa 1995. It’s straight-up deep house that’ll find appeal with older listeners or those looking for an alternative to the glut of techno/electro releases flooding the record shelves. ‘Deception’ is more of a rolling, percussive outing with a siren blaring throughout that really brings the speakers alive. It’s very warm sounding and well arranged, and again utilizes a simple piano section, this time recalling older Blaze productions.
On the flip, the title track is the cut to skip, but Lerosa hits the mark again with ‘Cracked and Ready’, colliding straight beats, simple keys and some eloquently deep piano keys. Sounding much like Lerosa picking up where he left off on his Much Later EP on Uzuri, 'Cracked...' pushes a gentle mood with tight chords that grab and excite you. It also has the bonus of a bit of song structure. Halfway through, soul-drenched vintage chords arrive, recalling earlier Background releases. Overall, it’s fabulous stuff coming out of the studio here, showing Lerosa's obvious versatility.