Lapalux is in demand. Stuart Howard, who files behind the name, already got people listening with 2011’s Many Faces Out of Focus and his new When You’re Gone EP impresses for much the same reasons: it's emotional, it's interesting, and it's dynamic.

When You’re Gone is warm. The scratched, damp sounding bass that brings forth third track 'Gone' and its submerged vocal, are seeped in an aural sunlight that pervades the EP’s seven tracks. 'Yellow 90s' and 'Construction', which occupy the centre of the EP, maintain that feel; and while it breaks somewhat for the confused constellation of sounds that is 'Glitter', When You’re Gone feels like a summer album.

Howard has made a decent stab at encapsulating that feel. The rolling and snapping beats that pepper these tracks combine beautifully with the often soft and smooth instrumentation that gives it an effortlessly impressive sense of cool, which ekes from its pores.

Sometimes, it’s hard to know what an EP is for. Often, it can serve as the experimentation ground for a young musician, and double as a promotional tool. With an EP, it can be difficult to decide whether it should be judged on its own merits or as the foundation work of what could be a great career: basically, a kind of showreel, an example of potential. With When You’re Gone Lapalux has done all of these things together. Taken as it is, it’s a wonderful effort; and as a sign of what could come from a young talent in the future, it's a little more wonderful.