Areal co-founder, Michael Schwanen aka Metope, drop one of the better long players of the year. The fluidity and cohesion of each element throughout the tracks is remarkable. A shining example of “everything in it’s right place.” It does have to be said that these aren’t dancefloor bangers, far from it in fact. Some the tracks would work well in an opening set, others dove-tailed into an ambient selection and few pushing towards peak time. The LP does have some retro and indie vibes, so these will do well on the not-so-underground crowds as well.