"Oneiros" is Outputmessage?s first release for Echelon Productions, The album kicks off with the somnambulant wash of "R.E.M. State," a straightforward uptempo track propelled by a four-on-the-floor beat and a cartwheeling synth line that morphs from subtle fireworks into a flamethrower before the beat disintegrates into a dreamy sonic haze. "Depression Cycle" begins as one of the album?s more challenging tracks, a collage of twitching creature noises and stabbing horror movie strings moving through odd time signatures - but once the minimal house beat kicks in, all falls into place and the monsters are dancing. Just as the atmosphere gets too tense, Barney embraces his inner b-boy with "Stillness," a lazy, hazy downtempo Cadillac cruise complete with digital backspins and DSP beat-juggles. "Switch" anchors classic Jarre-ing ambience with a dusty bassline and midtempo break, while the sepia-toned strings of album-closer "Trespassing Sunshine" recall the eerie minimalism of Steve Reich as filtered through "Soft Bulletin" psychedelia.