Opening track St Claire was the “catalyst for excitement”, says Gusto; its crisp, airy synths and fangin’ triangle beat lead to grimier bass and bells that glint like beads of moisture on your eyelashes. The Jungle Giants are perfectly placed to slot into the shuffling, pulsing joy of When You Feel Like This; Golden Hour gives us a sweet little breakbeat and its analogue piano wanders into Flush With Love, a beautifully sliding palette with a rhythm that’s eventually ground up into starlight.
The excellent Tides of Time is a minimalist abstract painting in motion, while album closer Sixth Sense allows ambient rainfall to gliss down into poignant, angular synths which trip across textures. Stirring and stimulating.
Mirror Mountain by Hermitude is out May 6, including on JB-exclusive transparent vinyl (pictured above), via Elefant Traks.