Despite a bulging discography stretching back for the best part of a decade, this is the first full-length from producer Ryan Davis. Previously, he's concentrated largely on melodic techno and tech-house, with the occasional foray into more downbeat pastures. Particles of Blisss flips the script, offering sweet, emotion-rich downtempo compositions - both beatless and gently percussive - with the odd foray into twinkling deep house or far sighted techno. While some of the tracks may wash over you, for the most part it's surprisingly engaging. Throughout, Davis' way with melody and atmospherics will keep you entertained. He even successfully sings, delivering a world-weary vocal on closer "Dragonheart".