A sturdy "New Version" opens the set, submerging the original track's crisp synths in sudsy pools of delay, and replacing the stair-step melody with dazed oscillation. Where the MDRL version suggested steady incline, "New Version" plunges downward. Another notable difference is the teeter-totter drums that sit high in the mix. It seems, though, that this isn't a new addition, but a return to an earlier idea, as this tick-tock effect appears on the following "First Version" as well. The elevating micro-melody is back, sounding much the same as it did on MDRL. In fact, overall, "First Version" cuts quite close to the version of "Umlaut2" originally pressed.
The EP's third track, then, is something of a jolt, with Novel Sound head Levon Vincent called in for remix honors. He slows the tempo, but basically retains the structure of Dehnert's track. Wild divergences in the sound palette, however, make all the difference. Vincent replaces Dehnert's bare-bones synths with an invigorating barrage of cheap horns, while percussive burps of what sound like treated vocals pop out of the arrangement whack-a-mole style. Gaudy, peculiar and irresistibly funky, it variously brings to mind Yello's "Oh Yeah," Eric B & Rakim's "To the Listeners" and DJ Koze's "Dr. Fuck." And if that doesn't pique your interest, I don't even know you anymore.