The title track arrives like a time traveling Salsoul number, that's just stepped out of the vessel. Everything residing above the kick drum is treated with a joyous shimmering coat, from the spiral staircase lead line, to the push-pull strings, and arpegiated bass line. Like an upturned insect struggling on its back, the track does flip to reveal a darkened underbelly, but soon resolves itself and scurries off on its sunny way. "Selene" offers a comparatively brooding, yet half as satisfying lurch towards techier-territory. A synth line reminiscent of Omar-S' "U" piques the interest, but the straight-out the box hats, and more markedly, the disjointed clap don't play so well with it. Prins Thomas' "Diskomiks" of the A1, is a pleasant enough 13 minutes of slackened drums and fuzzy guitars, but feels too much like a straight-up live cover version. Imagine LCD Soundsystem forming a Jacob Korn tribute band and you'll be most of the way there. Not the Norwegians finest hour, but Thomas' version does at least serve to shine a light on the strength of the source material.
Although the strike rate tallies to one out of three, this release by no means signals a drying of the Running Back run; rather another facet in its intriguing discography.