In "Silver Mine," it all adds up to sunless foreboding, but here, the way it's not quite fleshed out—making for a sense of anticipation that never gets fulfilled—is the reason it's so effective. "Shadows" is gothic tech raised from decaying remains, stitched together, leaving the weird harmonies to fester in their own misery. (The vocals, meanwhile, could have been taken from a heart-to-heart with Dracula.)
Heinrichs & Hirtenfellner roll along gently, all tight, rapid samba, and then warm shafts break through, golden dusk imbued with heart-melting melancholy. As in "Silver Mine," it opens out unostentatiously, lifting us into the track's core while we barely notice. Lula House's version, though, doesn't really go anywhere, and the lightning crack triplets every second bar are too prevalent, breaking up the groove rather than adding to it. It's a shame as the basis is smart, but as the other three show, development is everything.