On the title track, Goldmann takes the group's spare backing to Finnish chanteuse Kristiina Tuomi's half-recitation/half-sung version of Shakespeare's Sonnet 132 and undergirds it with a fat, insistent synth bass. It's nearly all the propulsion that the track requires for much of its length (as the B-side dub confirms), but it's joined by a simple piano and some keening strings that maintain the acoustic quality of the original version.
The miniature coda to 'The Expense' and 'Mourning Eyes' are floor-friendly per se, although they might more comfortably fit into Goldmann's challenging Macro radio show. 'Mourning Eyes' seems to gather up a cloud of whispers into an ambient mist before giving Tuomi the chance to do her thing almost completely a cappella, aside from some moody strings, before once again launching back into a rattling, shimmering morass of dub-inspired madness. I love it, but I also don't ever want to see anyone trying to dance to it.
Even so, the sentiment is a smart one. Put a banger on the A-side and sneak in some art on the flip. Drunk DJs might even accidentally cue up 'Mourning Eyes' and give the masses a taste of the experimental. I get the sense that Goldmann wouldn't mind it a bit.