In total you get four tracks from Liverpudlian producer Howard, plus a remix of the title cut from no less a personage than Ian Pooley. Merrt in its original form does that 'techy beats but with soulful, garage-y overtones' thing that's so popular right now, while Pooley's remix is more funkified and adds a little disco gloss. Elsewhere, Connection is a straight-up small hours chugger, while Get A Grip and Sabbatical take us deeper still, with the latter probably my favourite cut from the whole EP, working sampled civil rights-era speech and some LUSH piano chords.
Another strong release from a label that seldom puts out any other kind.
Out: This week
About: Lost My Dog can be found at their website, on Facebook and on Soundcloud (and on Twitter, MySpace, Last.FM and YouTube, come to that, but I'm not pasting links all bloody night). While you're there, you can grab their latest podcast, which features a guest mix from Mr Pooley, too.
Dale Howard, I should probably also point out, has previously had stuff out on Fear Of Flying, Neurotraxx Deluxe, Witty Tunes and Loco Records, as well as running his own Static Audio imprint.