It helps that "Clavilux" has the kind of bouncy bassline that's come back into favor thanks to the ongoing mid-'80s-ization of dance music generally. That was the time when Bernard Edwards of Chic—either as session player or influence—had become the default mode for bassists. Edwards' fill-all-the-pockets style is on display here to rather good effect—it adds some jump to a track that isn't lacking for energy. The arrangement's shifts are logical and enticing—glassy organ and booming tom-tom programming fit for a "Coma Cat" crowd, but more head-down.
On the B, "Thicket" is a little weirder and more electro; sci-fi-FX wows and rise-fall volume during the beatless parts give it an enticingly cheap flavor, but there's a nice depth here, thanks in part to drums that lean on the electro-toms and a nicely deployed arsenal of fishtank bubbly noises.