The DC lynchpin delivers a regal and atmospheric techno EP.
Rodgers coos gently over "Heat Lightning," as well as the opener "Undecagon," where on-beat sharp intakes of breath morph into sighed, wordless vocal phrases. This could sound hopelessly cheesy in someone else's hands, but it adds a wonderful contrast with the song's clanking metallic beat, which is pretty groovy in spite of how rigid it feels at first. The tracks on the flipside focus on misty synths that borrow the texture and feel of dub techno. "Strawberry Moon" balances its floaty synth lead with jackhammer drum fills, and it's almost weightless, buoyed on by bursts of drums and a lovely squiggly synth towards the end that feels equivalent to an artist doodling on paper. Dimensions ends with the Detroit-via-Amsterdam strut of "Golden Hour Life On Mars," which reminds me a bit of Redshape at his best: lush but still somehow minimalist, only a few elements all locked into each other, techno that feels both perfectly functitonal and still otherworldly.