After what has seemed like a long hiatus, Roger Van Lunteren has returned to the studio. And what a comeback, courtesy of Utrecht's 030303 imprint. First up "Hills I Want You" is a lovely classic house jam that takes you back to the Hacienda in this unashamedly retro homage. More nineties influences come courtesy of "Zeroz On (Forbidden Colours Of edit) and the Underground Resistance tribute "The Broke". Finally "In Sight Out" balances the relentless 303 melody with a smooth deep house beat and soothing Rhodes Piano melody. This is indeed return to form from Van Lunteren.
Gerald Donald doesn't release much material under his Der Zyklus guise - although he recently reissued the project's excellent Biometry album - but each time he does, it is delivered with a frosty, eerie underbelly. This characteristic is audible on "Perspective", where robotic snares provide the basis for bleak synth lines. "Plan Oblique" follows in a similar vein, with tougher, more functional drums but the same degree of menace. "Isometric Projection" sees him slow down the tempo for a stripped back, dead pace robot malfunction, while "Explosion Diagaram" provides a surprise at the end. Deeper, more expansive and less paranoid than the rest of the EP, it shows that there is a human pulse beating below the surface.