The best moments on Paradoxes Of Progress come when Soler presses the euphoria button. "Non-Plus Ultra" is a good example. He rolls sparkling keys and chimes, smooth bass and R&B chants into an enveloping blanket that's a pleasure to get lost in. "Illusion Of Time" achieves a similar, if more techno-leaning result by heaping vocal fragments, clicking percussion and sunny little melodies onto a monolithic bass groove.
Elsewhere, "For NYC" is what might happen if Boards Of Canada had a New Order-style Ibiza epiphany and went Balearic, while "Mental Invasion" is rote choppy garage. Closer "Juun," meanwhile, is an ambient wash that's punctuated rather prettily by woodblocks, tambourines and the by-now formulaic R&B-flavoured vocal shards.