Luke Jenner, formerly of The Rapture, delivers his Life And Death debut.
As with his prior singles, Glittering Jewel's synths recall those used in The Rapture's heyday. Low-pitched stabs open the title track, which unfolds like fever dream. Flies buzz, Jenner sighs and synths squall, anchored by a steady beat. "Fire Fly" has a similar mood, all wobbly windblown pipes and tripped-out vocals. It's ripe for the Red Axes remix that adds bright arpeggios, a sped-up bassline and psychedelic strings. On "Silent Son," Jenner reclaims the ocean. The sound of crashing waves competes with brooding bass blobs, oscillating pads and Jenner's faint, distinctive vocal, utilised throughout the EP like an instrument. At once vaguely unsettling and strangely calming, this is idiosyncratic music that stays with you.