Bunny GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL 7/10 Perverse polymath’s fifth delights; Tegan And Sara guest
“I make music for people who like my music,” the avant-pop auteur-cum-leftfield electronic producer has said, with a logic that his records delight in defying. A slippery identity has allowed Dear free rein for 15 years, but if he’s no more knowable on Bunny, ignorance is still bliss. Genres glom together in unlikely combinations, split and mutate via myriad effects, yet this set is pop to its core, nodding to everyone from Bowie, Byrne and Carl Craig to Arthur Russell and Wire on its way to off-centre intrigue. The noir-ish and chilly “Modafinil Blues” and gruff funk of “Moving Man” are highlights, but pleasures abound.