The epic “ION” is without question the EP’s strongest track, with Talley keeping a tight grip on a Rhodes vamp that’s poised to pull the leash right out of his fist. The track recalls music made during Talley’s long break from production—the far more boisterous “Double Trouble” by Pied Plat, as featured on Marcel Dettmann’s Berghain 02 mix, springs to mind—but with a sort of confident restraint younger producers probably couldn’t pull off. Rather than set the floor on fire, “ION” gets it boiling one degree at a time. The same goes for the title track, whose saxophone melody guides us over a long, bumpy road with the panache of a driver who’s seen these potholes before. “Analog Dreams” feels somewhat at odds with the EP’s forward motion, with a voice asking that we grab hold of its hi-hats and rising bassline and “go back, way back.” Regardless, Norm Talley’s tight grooves suggest there’s much still to come from this veteran.