The close timing might be one reason why New Relics gets the "mini" album tag and a low-key fanfare; there's also the fact these eight tracks mark the studio testing ground for the electro ensemble as a three-piece after the departure of guitarist Greg Paterson.
The dance rhythms of Errors' early days have receded with each new release, leaving their soundscapes more open, more influenced by mood and less contained by formal structure. New Relics takes them further, venturing into 1970s prog while advancing through the neon wastelands of 1980s movie soundtracks.
The names Jean-Michel Jarre, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk and Cocteau Twins are doubtlessly spread across each listener's personal spectrum of cool. Thrown into the musical tumble-dryer here, the influences emerge as uniquely focused, making Errors' expansive electro the emotional counterpart of big brother Mogwai's guitar-driven post-rock.