Review: Chamber music composer turned electronic music producer Paul Frick has been rather quiet of late, with his last solo release of note coming way back in 2011 via Kalk Pets. Happily, this belated return to action - a fine full-length excursion on R&S's downtempo offshoot Apollo - is one of his strongest releases to date. It's largely humid and tropical in tone, with the producer fusing field recordings of nature and manipulated tropical drums with all manner of lilting, ear-pleasing musical touches. It's rather hard to pigeonhole, all told, but there's little to fault. The producer's ability to balance feverish soundscapes and blissful home listening fare with more floor-friendly compositions is arguably the album's defining feature, with his knack of crafting entertaining and melodious experimental music coming a close second.