Those familiar with Irish producer Jack Colleran will already know just what an intriguing talent the 19-year-old is. Having shown enough promise to warrant ringing endorsements not only from MPC fiend Gold Panda but also Brainfeeder boss Flying Lotus, it's fair to say that the phrases "stock is on the rise" and "a maturity which belies his years" will have been used anything but sparingly in relation to the Kildare man in the past year or so. Fortunately for him, Colleran happens to be very good at making music which negates such clichés.

Diaries follows up last year's self titled EP, which saw Colleran demonstrate not only the types of hypnotic, woozy textures that he can weave, but also his ability to pick out other emerging talents with whom to collaborate. L.A. dream-poppers Superhumanoids and the much hyped Keep Shelly In Athens both felt like perfect fits on that EP, and thankfully the theme continues here, with R&B newcomer Young & Sick and Brooklyn singer-songwriter Holly Miranda the two artists given chances to shine. But whereas the majority of that first EP seemed to bristle with a certain energy, Diaries is a much more nuanced release; these tracks have an ebb and flow to them which probably won't see them all top any weekly playlists, but as a whole the EP is much more rewarding for it.

Diaries is essentially a mood-based affair; instrumental tracks of implied emotions and Postal Service-esque glitches and clicks punctuated by two stand out collaborative tracks - the soulful 'For Her' and glorious lead single 'All These Things'. On the former, Colleran's beats swoon in and around Young & Sick's pitch-warped vocals, (which bear more than a passing resemblance to Wisconsin cabin-hogger Justin Vernon) whilst the latter feels like much more of a traditional pop song, thanks in no small part to the brilliantly detached vocals of Holly Miranda. Tracks like 'One' and 'Too Real' pulse and skitter in the periphery - but there's no doubting where Diaries' centerpieces lie.

Whilst it might not be as immediately satisfying as what's gone before, Diaries still feels like an important release for Colleran. Giving us a near identical EP to his first would have been easy, but instead he's shown us something different and given us a release that thrives on mood and ambience - an essential step in what will no doubt be a long and successful discography.