This is BNJMN’s first album since 2011 – the first collection of work he felt hangs strongly together. And indeed it does, being a collection of largely ambient productions ideal for either end of the day. Some are spacious, casting the production scope far and wide, while others are more close up and personal. Throughout the city scape of Berlin would seem to be a theme, and ‘Swarm’ and ‘Glowed’ paint vivid pictures in this respect. ‘Theta Wave’, meanwhile, shows a more edgy, nervy side and gets going with quicker beats and a driven approach. This mixture of comforting ambience and pent-up energy, produced with some really appealing sounds, is ideal for headphone listening – and it’s to be hoped that gets BNJMN on a roll where album releases are concerned!
Ben Hogwood
4 out of 5