Mostly made from single-take tape recordings, Midnight Wave plays like a hazy sequence. The tracklist drifts from one bleary scene to the next, using only the most ethereal ideas. Rarely do tracks sound fully formed—they’re more like a collation of impressions or after-thoughts. "Grey's Legend" is about as solid as it gets, and might be the standout because of it. Opener "Accept The Light" is a strong contender, but it also comes off like an outline for a song rather than a completed production. Everything else seems to peal out into the same shimmering cloud.
As Angus Finlayson noted about Raw Energy, its softness and subtleties might "slip by unnoticed." That's still very much the case here—if not more so. Midnight Wave is a spectral beauty that wafts through the room without turning too many heads, but you sense a certain afterglow—something warm and lovely—once it's gone.