The best track is the monolithic A-side. At 112 bpm, it drifts along for a solid two minutes with little more than elliptical diva chrips and dubby warbles. When the bass finally drops, the track locks into a pumping groove. It's a lengthy jaunt, but a lot happens over the course of its 11 minutes—at the halfway mark, the drums get a bit more syncopated and twinkling arpeggios draw up a spacey atmosphere, cooling down the aggressive march of the track's first half. Once you hear it, this one is impossible to leave out of a low-tempo set.
The other two tracks achieve something entirely different—restrained, subtle grooves. The first B-side track is laidback and almost lazy sounding, with extra subdued drums and a choppy bass melody stirring up an understated groove. It has a soft, organic feel, like something from Soulphiction's Do You Overstand!? The second B-side has the same careful rhythm, and recalls some of the reverb-laden keyboards from the end of the A-side. It's the least remarkable track on the EP, but its restrained tone of suspense could make it an interesting DJ tool. The thudding A-side is what really makes this record outstanding, but all three are produced with a subtle craftsmanship that keeps them fresh for dozens of spins. Bring on Workshop 007.