GREGORY PAUL MINEEFF
After Today (Cosmicleaf)
Australian Gregory Paul Mineeff’s fine new album sees the Greece-based Cosmicleaf label taking another successful departure from the psychedelic downtempo beats it’s best known for. The often beatless After Today is awash in electric piano lines, meshed with minimalist synth pads and textures and some weird phrasing using tape machines and reverse effects. The nine tracks shift easily between sonorous and semi-abstract, often cloaked in a slightly low-fidelity haze. This is a beautiful curio and – alongside this year’s excellent Translippers album of lush downtempo – another outstanding example of Cosmicleaf’s enduring versatility.