"The Circle Stops Somewhere" is definitive driving music, even down to the evocation of onrushing traffic in the form of cold, blurred synth stabs. It's also a nostalgically-observed piece of electronic jazz, the dominant motifs of which transport one into a crepuscular world of uncertainty and disquiet. The reliable Mike Dehnert turns in two contrasting mixes. The hard mix sounds like many of Dehnert's other tracks; linear, aggressive and finely-tuned, while the mellow version preserves the original's smoky ambience along the top of a metronomic pulse. "Telepathic Heights" reinforces the jazz influence with a prominent low-slung double bass, which is introduced after a repetitive, lighter-than-air keyboard sequence that puts me in mind of Mark Bell's work as Clarke on Planet E. It's a promising package that manages to encompass bits of the last six decades of music without ever sounding clichéd.
Tracklist 01. The Circle Stops Somewhere
02. Telepathic Heights
03. The Circle Stops Somewhere (MD2 Mello Mix)
04. The Circle Stops Somewhere (MD2 Hard Mix)