For a record awash with bouncing basslines and squelchy synths, Dominae, the debut LP from Ejecta (the resulting collaboration between Ford & Lopatin's Joel Ford and Neon Indian's Leanne Macomber) still retains the murky, haunting tone that infected their initial fistful of brooding singles.

"I want my life back or I want to die," Macomber purrs tenderly on the record's first utterance, belonging to opener 'Mistress'; her seductive croon softening a somewhat gloomy declaration. Proceedings aren't downbeat for long, however. 'It's Only Love', an earlier single, is dreamy and all-consuming, shimmering with hypnotic allure that entices even the most static of hips, whereas 'Beast' darts frantically down every avenue due to some skittering percussion.

From here, a handful of singles, and lesser album tracks, litter the way; the pulsating groove of 'Afraid Of The Dark' is readymade for sweaty indie discos, whereas 'Jeremiah' boasts a bubbly, sugary chorus, underpinned by hushed vocals, and an extended instrumental that is most welcome on a LP that owes much to its minimalistic approach. 'Eleanor Lye' is woozy but never sluggish, the calm before the storm, if you will, ushering in the sweeping synths of 'Tempest', a towering closer.

On a second or third sitting, it becomes apparent that Dominae is a record that thrives thanks to Ford's sparse production, subtly ebbing and flowing, allowing Macomber's purr the space in which to meander, to explore each deft flicker or intricate beat. While beautifully understated, Ejecta's debut LP also remains remarkably ambitious. It's a crying shame that more people won't hear this record. Allow me to convince you.