Heterotic, the group whose core members are Mike Paradinas and his wife Lara Rix-Martin with interchangeable singers are back, this time with French singer Vezelay, who was last heard on his own single on Planet Mu a couple of years ago.
Here, on the catchy ‘Rain’, he lends a tender falsetto to the rich jazzy chords of this gently propulsive, eighties influenced pop song. ‘Problemo’ is gentle slow-mo house, with a bassline that builds into piano chords and gentle diva yelps. ‘The Tripods’ features a stomping electro drum beat, gently pumping disco arpeggios and glassy keyboard stabs, combining with lush chords rolling in the background, swirling in an uncomfortable way at times. The EP ends with the instrumental version of the lead track, letting the music breathe.