The first solo record in five years from the genre-hopping experimentalist, ‘Mystic Familiar’ may be summarised as eclectic, though that might do a disservice to the breadth and depth of sounds, styles and ideas flowing through Dan Deacon’s latest release. Colourful and bright eyed throughout, we’re treated to chaotic piano-led energy on ‘Become a Mountain’, and whirlwind electronics on ‘Arp II: Float Away’. Discordant horns twist together until bound in a steady groove before almost immediately disappearing into slow synth waves on ‘Arp III: Far From Shore’. Moments jump out where we’re treated to Deacon’s natural singing voice, unprocessed and true. A true mosaic of dynamic texture and colour, ‘Mystic Familiar’ is an album of edgy leftfield goodness.