The influence of Basic Channel and Chain Reaction can be heard on Traces, but unlike most dub techno, it sounds increasingly faint. The closest relation to the chugging, scuffled sound pioneered during the early to mid-90s comes on "Eruption", where gasping percussion and driving, metronome drums provide the basis for soulful synth lines and well-measured drops. "Motion 3" sees Fluxion adopt a jazzier approach with the drums in the background and sensuous chords to the fore, while for much of "Motion 2", Fluxion is in ambient mode, with widescreen sounds eventually giving way to a lazy rhythm. The Morphosis take on "Eruption" creates even more distance to dub techno, with squaling drones and crashing drums providing an unhinged counterpoint.
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