My Best Friend have put out five of their singles, two of which—"Carachillo" and "Aquja"—appear here, the former bringing whistles, squeals and the reverbed din of traffic to the percussive clatter, the latter claves, synthetic brass and a Sebbo-like chant. Eight of the remaining ten tracks make subtle variants to this structure, all pretty successfully. Gabriel Ananda's "Bambusbeats" seems to be the greatest influence, the duo laying down a comparable driving bongo-techno base over which they disrupt Ananda's linear simplicity with grand build-release drops and brighter, often kooky tonal variations. The title track shivers like a rattlesnake over emotional synth pads and a kitsch oompah-esque bass bounce. "Legal Weapon" opens with straighter drums before splintering, and collapsing into aqueous puddles. "You and Me" finds them in vocal deep house mode, with wispy congas, chimes and an effective male croon.
The album is bookended by "experimental" departures, both doused in treacly progressive synths and broken drum patterns. "Tripping Lure" toys with New Wave swagger over a lumpen hip-hop rhythm, far outstaying its welcome, while closer "Djuma of Love" could be a Swedish Eurovision instrumental, so emotionally manipulative are its rib-tickling pads and mournful Spanish guitar riffs. Ignore these and you've ten prime tech-house bombs. Or, in other words, what Kaiserdisco do best.