Five compilations in and Boltfish's Tandem series has still yet to produce even an average record. Here they match up South Carolina resident Milieu with Polish-born ENV(itre). It doesn't take a wild guess to work out who Milieu's influences are. The spacey beats and eerie atmospheres are pure Boards Of Canada. Interestingly, the man behind the music, Brian Grainger, started making music after his parents' divorce, which probably goes some way to explaining the melancholic nature of these instrumentals. Meanwhile, ENV(itre) AKA Miroslaw Majewski composes his music entirely from edited sampled sounds. Majewski defies this self-imposed restriction by creating a quartet of sadness-infused melodies that actually fit in rather well with Milieu's oeuvre. The fine material here is only marred by the impression that the two acts are in a genre where there are so many other similar-sounding artists.