Neil O'Connor is an enigmatic character who appears every few years to release an album. Each one kooky, each one different. This is his first as Somadrone (an alias we like to think references the drug soma in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World) since 2010's Depth Of Field LP. This time around O'Connor delivers a flustering array of synthy, folky, pop-rock, with vocals comparable to The Whitest Boy Alive and instrumentation of a similar cadence Acido Records' releases. If Somadrone is a reference to Huxely's Brave New World, it makes the trippiness of The First Wave an enjoyable, hangover-free, aural hallucinogen you'll want to revisit time and time again.