That's not to say that songs like "Find the Light" or "Lesson Plan" don't benefit from the looseness that you only get with a human touch, but it felt at times some of Operators' tracks could use more bottom end or more underlying textures to fill out the sound. Of course, the lack of forceful bass so integral to dance music could have more to due with the venue's sound system than with the band, but somehow, something felt missing.
With only one EP out, the group decided to unveil new material, giving the audience a glimpse at where the band is heading. Although Operators have only been around since the summer, their music feels like Boeckner is tapping into the indie-dance vibe that was so prevalent in the mid 2000s. That's not a bad thing, but it will be interesting to see how this project unfolds.