All dance music knits with similar tools. What makes X-Press 2 more interesting than the average dance-music crew is the tightness of its weave -- arpeggios within arpeggios within arpeggios, each multicolored and multitextured. "AC/DC" has a carnival-ride sense of melodrama, and "Smoke Machine" takes the sounds of such rides -- air escaping, water spraying, electronic pulsing -- and pours them into a symphony of not-quite-white noise. This is slick, engaging work, if a little cold. Steve Edwards' soulful vocals on "Call That Love" warm the place up for a moment, but Muzikizum is definitely more Kubrick than Spielberg, and that's not weak praise.