Techno auteur Gerald Donald puts on his Arpanet hat for a joint release with 30D Records boss 30drop. The Drexciya/Heinrich Mueller/Dopplereffekt mainstay tends to turn into Arpanet when he’s in an electro mood, and his two contributions to the Phases EP largely operate in this sphere. That said, the general lack of drums on Donald’s entries means that the tunes push out into an intriguing sonic space between old-skool club sounds and ambient/deconstructionist fare. On the B-side 30drop starts off by playing it more straight - ‘Disharmonic Gait’ is a comfortingly familiar bleep ‘n’ bass jam. Closer ‘Halo In The Glass’ weds a pulsing kick drum to a triple-time synth arpeggio. In doing so 30drop creates a pleasingly unusual groove.