The acoustic element in 'All Pleasure Is Relief' picks up on the popular recent minimal rage for all things Spanish (I blame Luciano & co.), this time a flamenco guitar, which arrives nearly five minutes into its 11-minute running time. It's lovingly delayed, stretched and tugged, and a welcome addition to an already solid groove. Then it disappears, and Fidan seems to realize that a groove isn't good enough on its own, and begins to pile on elements, bringing in a sampled voice and another bassline. Elegant and lithe, 'All Pleasure Is Relief' is a bracing track.
The B-side track 'For Our Fathers' once again has flamenco guitar, but this time the beat hits harder and the bass deeper. While the A-side sometimes sounds like a dub, with its middle torn out to create an almost aquatic feel, 'For Our Fathers' is fuller, more world-music sounding, and more interested in the high end than the rhythm, and as such is probably better for home listening. It's sublime, nonetheless.