Tropics, aka Chris Ward, makes really beautiful music. This latest one of his, a long time coming since his Home & Consonance EP, is called 'Blame' and it's basically a great success. Aside from having a voice that seems to bring up buckets of feeling from the well of his heart, Mr. Ward can also make some seriously delicious sounds.

Warm chords seem to breathe in and out amongst the echoing remnants of vocals that flutter around the song; percussion clatters in frenetic patterns, seeming to rattle away from view like a nocturnal creature scuttling away in torchlight. All-encompassing chords rise up with waterfall intensity, synth bloops rapidly arpeggiating and the rhythm slow and noises helicoptering above. Strings rise up from the depths, apologetic flashes of noise, a subtle crescendo. And that's it. Done. You're back in the room.

And! Well! How exciting! A NEW ALBUM. It's called Rapture and it's gonna be out 17th February 2015, via Innovative Leisure, and you can pre-order it on iTunes (if you do so, you'll get 'Blame' right off the bat – ain't that nice).

Discovery: If you liked this, we reckon you'd like Andras & Oscar's Café Romantica – a good voice riding lush electronic sounds.