Nevertheless, A Visitor... isn't simply "more of the same." The industrial noise component of Hieroglyphic Being has been toned down considerably here, leaving Moss to operate in lush, psychedelic mode. The EP kicks off with "Ravished by the Truth," a relentless, beautifully spaced out Mr. Fingers-esque stunner that ought to appeal to anyone with a predilection for the ethereal haze of late '80s cassette-recorded WBMX shows. This is followed up by the brief, beatless "The Visitation," recalling Newworldaquarium in its slow, woozy percolation, with some acidic structures kicking in over the last twenty seconds.
On the B-side, "Sacrifices of the Heart Part 1" features looping mournful flute atop a drum pattern that I'm going to hesitantly describe as tribal, with a few builds throughout. It's the most idiosyncratic track here, but wouldn't be ill-suited as a DJ tool. Finally, on the title track, Moss's penchant for ear-splitting pitches rears its head, with a noisy, incessantly filtered acid line atop clattering percussion. Although the tumult factor is high, there's so much going on that it's difficult not to be hypnotized by it. These tracks aren't totally surprising, but they do represent exciting refinements in a wildly distinctive career.