In doing the latter, Weinberg's music sounds anything but dated. On Chrome, all the influences are there, from Model 500 and Drexciya to Aphex Twin and Autechre, but what results never sounds like anything other than Arne Weinberg (which might not scream "THIS IS 2010!", but that's kind of the point). The title track, a sultry piece of midnight house somewhere between Redshape and Instra:mental, is worth the entry price alone, solemnly shifting in and out of focus as a muffled female voice allures and alarms in equal measure. The A2 and B2, meanwhile, tread substantially airier, ambient-leaning ground, drawing on classic Detroit and IDM textures—no surprises there—but landing up in a distinctly wistful, Weinbergian place inhabited by all manner of rhythmic quirks and melodic flourishes. Beguiling, fantastical and charming aren't words commonly associated with electronic club music, but here they most certainly apply.
The EPs big surprise is "Motive Force," which, rather than treading Weinberg's usual hoppity skippity 4/4 path, deploys a rolling proto-jungle breakbeat plucked straight out of the 'ardkore canon. Wedded to a delicate array of chiming keys, twinkling bleeps and nebulaic synth clouds, it works magically, partly because it conflates two formerly opposed schools of dance music, but mostly because, in doing so, it sounds genuinely fresh and touching, in a way which so much of today's "cutting edge," "forward thinking" dance floor gear—however perfectly produced and momentarily compelling—simply doesn't, nor ever will. It might not get the cool kids tweeting (or whatever it is the cool kids do these days), but quite frankly, that's their loss.