Gated's second compilation takes inspiration from the path less travelled, the earthen underbelly that binds disparate threads to its wonky centre.
So while the music here is from artists all over the world, each track is grounded in a quirky, off-kilter sound, from the opener by UK hardware house don Perseus Traxx to the closer by Space Agent, the alias of a yet-to-be unveiled techno artist.
In between we get Gated stalwarts Guavid, Lucita Octans, Acidulant, and Lloyd Stellar with their takes on the wonk, plus glassy-eyed electro from Austin, USA-based Terrestrial Access Network, unusually banging fare from man of the moment MOY, and broken techno from the criminally under-appreciated Stacie-Anne Churchman.
There's also the reissued and remastered sub-bass squelcher Beta Carotene by Modified Starch, which was originally released in 1998 on UK breaks label Slalom.
A1 - Perseus Traxx - Eye Of Jupiter
A2 - Guavid - Techno D
A3 - Lucita Octans - Lake Drain (Tankerlude)
B1 - Lloyd Stellar - Get It
B2 - Terrestrial Access Network - Liquid In Motion
C1 - Modified Starch - Beta Carotene
C2 - Stacie-Anne Churchman - What Does It Mean
D1 - Acidulant - QA44ATA
D2 - MOY - Curve Tracer
D3 - Space Agent - Ghetto Electro