A vocalist with somewhat hyped but mysterious London outfit Disappearers – who true to their name, are more than a little elusive – Florian Lunaire's solo plans are of the sort that straddle genius and madness. Borne out of a "frustration at failing to write a coherent album," Lunaire has naturally chosen the altogether less ambitious target of writing "a collection of songs every season for the rest of [his] life." These will be released individually and then compiled in pairs and whole-year packages, and while he may be accused of putting his gimmicks where his songs should be, this first set of his piano-led off-kilter pop tunes lends more evidence to the defence than to the prosecution.

From the outset Lunaire sounds like an interesting figure; his delicate and idiosyncratic singing and skills with piano, bass, organ and melodica stake out a sound musical basis, while the fact that he has found time to record Spring and Summer in Los Angeles and London alongside his as-yet-unreleased work with Disappearers speaks volumes about his urge to create. It falls to the songs, though, to vindicate Lunaire's ambitious schemes and while these EPs certainly don't have decades of life in them, they're not a bad start.

The tunes have a richer, broader sound than their solo project status might lead one to expect – Lunaire's supported by backing singers, a drummer and a string player, all of whom add welcome texture to his odd and dexterous songs. Odd, not least because of the erratic style of the lyrics, forever name-checking and referencing ("I've got three loves in my life," Lunaire proclaims, "New York, London and Paris") as the lines wriggle under scrutiny. Dexterous, because despite all the changes of mood and tempo, our man and friends are always a step ahead, somehow pinning down that coherence Lunaire demands.

While Lunaire will have to broaden his range if his seasonal project is to survive the year, let alone a lifetime, Spring and Summer have at their core a flair for songcraft and a deceptively easy charm which, if nurtured, could be the key to more impressive songs to come. At just seven songs combined, these EPs are a short but promising start for a songwriter with ambition and potential on tap.