Running Back issues the teenage ambient tapes from Suzanne Kraft, the accomplished LA producer better known for sunny, psychedelic house. The roots of Kraft's melodic sense are revealed. II has spacious guitar and ambles on with the timeless grace of a Basinski piece. VI introduces a simple beat, while V is closest to traditional ambient electronic music - an enveloping pad transports the listener.
Omar S continues his prolific tear, following the It Can Be Done ..LP and the FXHE 10 Year Mix with this dj-friendly 2x12". The title is totally appropriate as this is Omar's most melodic, sensual material in years. "Romancing the Stone" centers on a wistful piano riff. "Frogs" works from a funky disco bass line into abstract 303 atmosphere and back again. Surpass leans heavy on piano riffs again, using a cosmic, repetitive chord to build tension for over 10 minutes!