As on other notable Brit-techno debut LPs from Bytes
, the first As One
album distills the influences of a very Detroit-styled attendance on moody melodies and intricate percussion programming. Tracks like "Mihara" and "Asa Nisi Masa" use an assortment of fragile effects and synth lines to belie the complex, phased rhythm patterns bubbling underneath. The first fruits of Degiorgio
's worldbeat bent are visible with song titles including "Dance of the Uighurs" and "Moon Over the Moab."