Boomkat Product Review:
The second album from Soma's golden boy Martin Wheeler (aka Vector Lovers) in as many years, 'Capsule For One' takes up very much where his eponymous debut left off; albeit fed on a free-range, cinematic diet. Evidently a dedicated Vangelis fanboy, Wheeler has gone all out on the swooping synth gymnastics this time round, opening with the twinkle synth of 'City Lights from a Train' then swiftly following it with the choral sheath of 'Arrival, Metropolis'. Whilst this all gets suitably grand on the horizon, Wheeler then introduces some ruff laptop beats in the foreground that range from the Aphex Twin-school of precision ('Nostalgia For the Future') through to Detroit-tinged loveliness on 'Post Artic Industries'. Although dripping in cross-over appeal and packed with the kind of clinically welcoming sound that made him so appealing to BMW's ad-department last year, 'Capsule For One' is still a fine example of an artist in love with music and not afraid to show it. And who are we to argue with that?