Title track "The Eyes Themselves" is a clattering and slightly unhinged number that shudders its way through a solid chunk of dense sound. There is much to chew on, but it's one of the less exciting tracks on the EP. "Strange Attractor," on the other hand, takes a more minimal approach and adds a synth line that never relents, even as the subtle drum work rises to the fore. The B-side is graced by arguably the highlight of the EP: "Arc." Here, Slater pairs a thick and fast bass-heavy chassis with that bitingly distorted high-end shimmer to great effect.
All told, The Eyes Themselves is hardly a set of instant classics, but it's another solid EP of techno-flavoured tracks that share a dance floor-friendly lineage and maintain a distinct enough character to keep things interesting throughout. (Mote-Evolver)