Musically speaking, then, it's like Larkin never left. Opener "Androgenous" starts with a marching line of percussive keyboard phrases and (of course) tambourines before rolling off into a classic-sounding Detroit groove, all atmospheric synths and expertly woven rhythm patterns. "Glob" works a late-night vibe with its scatting keys and snappy house patterns, while "Drone" is a minimal hip-shake littered with percussive noises that burble and bloop into a sick groove. The CD version of the album also includes the "Light" version of the "You Are..." single, a manic shuffler over which Larkin rants and raves about "your" greatness, his booming voice adding to the apocalyptic feel of the track, as well as the original mix of the single's B-side, the Plastikman-like drum workout "Bass Mode." (Did I mention that Larkin was the first signing to Hawtin's Plus 8 label, too?)
Throughout the album, Larkin peppers his elegant tech-house rhythms with jazzy keyboard fills, strings, tambourines and oddball synth blurts, making for an especially tuneful listen that doesn't skimp on the ass-shaking. Fans of Larkin's classic works will not be disappointed here, nor will those discovering his music for the first time (a likely case, considering how long he's been out of the game). Here's hoping he sticks around this time and lives up to the promise of his early career.