Marking his first release of 2014, the Planet Mu bossman steps forth with a selection of electronica that follows a logical path from last year's Chewed Corners LP. There's a spread of tempos on offer, from the brief melancholic hardcore stylings of "Taxi Sadness" to the slow, cerebral funk of "Blem", but the overreaching theme of this EP is the heavy melodic load that each track carries. Winsome synths have always been something of a calling card for Paradinas, and here is no exception, with many of the tracks eschewing beats in favour of dramatic ambience as heard on the celestial delights of "PRG" and the heartbroken ballad "Rimmy".
In its original form, "Don't Go" is something of a curiosity; a midtempo deep house track masquerading as an atmospheric chunk of late night pop. Jesse Lee Davis's vocal is strong, and perfectly compliments the shuffling, tech-tinged backing from 11 Inch. There are three remixes, all of which take the track further towards straight-up dancefloor territory. There's a slither of warm deep house from Wave Crushers, a woozy and a slightly cosmic slo-mo house version from Deepwerk and Ralf-E. Best of all, though, is Harry T James' version, which turns the track into an eccentric but beautifully produced chunk of low-key soulful pop.