These moments are sometimes the album's occasional weak points, interrupting its home-listening continuum: The title track, intent on driving home its self-consciously "dub" beat, grinds to the point of tedium, while tracks such as "Quiet Storm" and "Black Cat" sound slightly run-of-the-mill. Undivided's best moments are found when Helixir's sonic experimentalism comes into line with a blossoming rhythmic experimentalism. The striking "Space Traveling" does away with the reverb crutch, creating an uncomfortably dry and desolate percussive wireframe. It's a brave bit of stark minimalism, relieved by the greyscale 2-step of "I've (Never) Wanted to Hurt You."
In all honesty, Undivided is probably more accessible to dubstep outsiders than insiders. Its use of mostly conventional rhythmic ideas is its sometimes fatal flaw, particularly for jaded listeners, while its intricate production and fascinating sonic manipulation provide an exciting point of redemption. One need only listen to the Millie remix of "Atlantis" on the accompanying twelve-inch single to realize the potential Helixir has for truly immersive production, where all that disorienting chaos is gathered into a twisting and snaky 4/4 monster full of odd sounds and sidebar tangents. In that sense, Undivided is indeed a true headphones album, a dimension where Helixir's vision comes alive even when his rudimentary and emaciated rhythms sometimes buckle under the pressure.