Fusion follows from where Decorum left off, but immediately takes a turn for the darker. The steely drums that featured so prominently on the first edition are nowhere to be seen on the EP's opener "Devolution," which rocks a steady but aggressive bassline hook that never feels forceful, despite the track's hammering percussion. The bass ticks along until it's joined by a series of druggy squelches that provide a pathway through impressive acid and dub territory. The A2 and B1, "Eruption" and "Theatre," are cut from the same cloth: Both toy with a distorted midrange and heaving bass lick while a chugging kick drum lays a tough, snareless platform.
"Conflict Data" closes out the release, employing a bobbing synth and melodic keys for what stands as the EP's most upbeat moment. Luinenburg gets great results when he sheds a few layers and lets a groove ride without too much interference, so if the distortion on the two prior tracks was a little excessive, the Dutchman makes amends here. It's hard to think of a track from a recent Ann Aimee release that's as bouncy as "Conflict Data," so if you're a DJ (or listener) that likes to keep things lighthearted, then this one's for you.