Echoing the dark-hearted post-punk of Joy Division as well as the minimalist melodies of Kraftwerk, Colder's 'Again' was a both a stylistic and emotive success. No one would envy Marc Nguyen Tan to follow-up such a record but he's done it and expanded his palette to incorporate funk and more dance-friendly textures. Indeed, 'To The Music' and 'Tonight' reveal a taste for a very studied kind of disco music. Much of 'Heat', however, relies on one distinct hook; whether it's the piano notes of 'The Winter's Fields' or a jazz break on 'Downtown'. As usual, these hooks are simplistic but stunning in their execution but despite the slight musical shifts it's first track and first single 'Wrong Baby' which stands out as an undeniably chilling, spine-tingling account of doomed romance. Both this track and the mournful 'Fade Away' sound like they were recorded during the 'Again' sessions. So despite occasional moves away to a more uptempo feel, Colder always sticks to his stark and deadly addictive song structures and this album is all the better for it.