"Makeover" could have been a lost My My B-side, interlocking a spooked-out pad and a spot of lightly syncopated house drums. It's understated, yet strangely hypnotic in the way that the synth floats along with the drums, pushed along by a see-sawing harmony line that emerges a few minutes in. Lightly tribal it flies in the face of what listeners have perhaps come to expect from Ostgut over the past few releases, falling somewhere between Berghain and Panorama Bar.
"Foundling," on the other hand, is Höppner getting about as epic as his sensibility will let him. It still boils ever so slowly ala My My, but the delayed synth pinging melodies around like sonar punctuated by silence make room in the imagination for this tune to soundtrack a minor crowd meltdown or two. Like Tony Lionni's upcoming track for Ostgut, the rotating synth line is the key, locking you into place figuratively, while your feet will presumably do the rest.