Morgan Geist has had a long, respected career lurking around the edges of electronic music. He's never quite fit in anywhere in particular but still managed to find niches in disparate scenes and sounds through his reworking of 80s R&B influences filtered through the icy synthetic soul of classic Detroit techno. His work as half of Metro Area still stands up as some of the most timeless electronic music of the past decade, and fans of that material will be happy to hear that this solo outing continues along those lines.
The key difference here is the guest appearance by the Junior Boys' Jeremy Greenspan, whose distinctive new wave soul crooning gives this work another level of intimacy and pop appeal. You won't find many dance-floor fillers here, and on that level this album comes closer to Junior Boys' wistful electro ballads than to Metro Area's laid-back club magic. For that you'll have to wait for the remixes, but for home listening this works wonderfully.