Having served his time in various bands and more recently providing vocals on a few Simon Baker tunes, perhaps it’s not surprising that Debukas’ solo material came out rather fully formed. His past also provides clues as to why his second ever solo release, the Pleasure Patterns EP, bears the polished production and intricate yet relatively intuitive arrangements of an act like Hot Chip. This is also my way of saying the EP is quite enjoyable and well made, if you don’t mind some pop influences splashing on the house-formatted proceedings. Its lead single, “Golden Mind,” is a sweet, silvery tune bursting with praise for some unknown wise person. Given the impact of Pional’s collaborations with John Talabot, another producer who shows no fear of melody drenched tunes, he’s an ideal candidate to reinterpret “Golden Mind.” In fact it sounds a bit like Talabot in its hypnotically looped vocals and blocky 80s percussion, not to mention the interplay between shimmering tones and its assertive bass line. Our thanks to Debukas and Pional for making this one available to us all.