Soothing sounds on R&S's ambient sub-label.
This method is heard in the opener, "technicoloursupersong," a bricolage of synths and distorted auto-tuned vocals. The brief but sharp climax is in the middle, where an array of sun-drenched chords fill the scene, only to abruptly fall away. Gleaming and colourful, it's reminiscent of the forward-thinking pop produced by the likes of SOPHIE and Charli XCX stripped of its hooks.
There's more conventional ambient in the balearic-edged "variation/interlude," where time-stretched pianos echo alongside a chorus. The percussive "popsongsforpornstars" rediscovers the energy heard earlier in the EP. The airy "breakthrough" is particularly compelling. Lush synths ebb and flow, occasionally interrupted by the prang of digital noise and a vocal sample from the red carpet of an awards show. The final track, "music for piano, cello and violin," could be a nod to McConville's classical background, but with the discord that shapes much of the EP. While it might not strictly be ambient, there's something soothing about McConville's work.