Sun is the fourth release from Manchester’s Apta, and a beautiful thing it is too. Mixing Eurorack synthesis with delicate, processed guitars and electronic drums on a constantly unfolding, constantly delightful package.

This six figure album (EP? Who even knows any more!) begins with the title track Sun, and continues in a similar vein – this is music unafraid to be lovely, and lovely without being twee.

The electronic sounds all produce rounded metallic chimes, constantly moving melody and harmony onward. The guitars largely seem to sit in the background, mainly providing a solid chord foundation, and the whole is driven along with tasteful drums.

This mixes together elements of synth pop, world music, ambient electronica and more into a delightful, aptly named sunny package.