Sadnecessary manages to build a style from its creative limitations: recorded in Rehbein’s childhood home with a bare-bones setup, it uses minimalistic drumming and simple looped melodic phrases, that together with a subdued-yet-infectious bass and sensitive layering manage to build stripped-down beats bordering on hypnotic. Rehbein sings in a year-appropriate rendition of a smoker’s voice that would feel disingenuous and excessively dragged in other contexts but in this case fits well with the album’s general mood: a golden-hour nostalgic feeling of something you feel is there, but can’t quite grasp.