All three tracks adhere to that good ol' less-is-more ethos, but Donato utilizes their spare elements in a way that brings to mind Charles Webster in his more subterranean, near-subliminal house music moments, rather than the blatant look-at-me weirdness that more than a few minimal producers seem to aim for. A vaguely tribal rhythm, a chorus of ghostly sighs layered over a gentle synth wash and a seductive and almost trancey bassline is pretty much all we get from "Time Out at the Gap" for a full eight minutes, and that's all it needs to work its mesmeric magic. "Tropical One," on the other hand, should more properly be titled "Tough One"—while keeping the stripped-down mellowness of "Time Out at the Gap," it opts for heavy toms and a faint background of electrical distortion to introduce a vaguely foreboding feel.
The final tune, "Edera," is the one for morning play, with its wistful three-note melody, double-thump bass drum and steadily unfolding feeling of warmth evoking the sort of chilled sunrise comedown that late-night revelry ideally leads to. (If only all such moments were as dreamy as this track...) Time Out at the Gap most likely won't change the world, but it's a collection of subtle pleasures that will probably help to bring Dozzy the attention he deserves.