'Interafrica' evokes Jan Driver's 'Kardamoon': a long, aching melody threads itself inside the propulsive tech-house beat. But unlike Driver's stop-start tease, Safras focuses his attention on the dancefloor, never taking the beat away for too long. Similarly, 'Interamerica' is a functional tune that never takes its eye off the ball. Like 'Interafrica', Safras effects the percussion to provide some melodic shifts over the course of its six-and-a-half minutes. But instead of an elongated melody, 'Interamerica' relies on the (mostly) staccato synth-horn stabs.
'Interafrica' and 'Interamerica' are of a piece in both title and sound. Utilizing nearly the same backing track, Safras' work here is done in the elements he throws over top. Perhaps it's just the natural fetishization of the other (Middle Eastern instruments sound far more fascinating), but to these ears 'Interafrica' works much better as both dancefloor fodder and home-listening brain candy. Too restrained for its own good, you're better off skipping 'Interamerica' and sticking with the A-side on this one.