The cover of Ben Wright’s new album as Mi is a strong metaphor for how the music sounds. Wright creates a lovely heat haze through his warm textures, with a really nice bit of guitar work on ‘Vacuum’, while ‘Landing’ finds space with a breaksy beat. This is where the album stands out from the crowd, in its subtly inventive use of beats and combinations with brooding, booming bass sounds such as the one he finds on ‘Stereopolis’. ‘Homecoming’, meanwhile, is a relatively comforting track – but it does have a distracted piano loop that proves unexpectedly effective. Wright’s music lies close to deeper house in the listening spectrum, but never settles on a single template, shimmering in the half light and providing a rewarding listening experience.
4 out of 5