His first album for quite some time, Claro Intelecto’s Exhilarator is less linear in style than previous offerings. Those who loved the calm, melodic dub of the Mancunian’s early work such as Metanarrative will still find moments here that resemble it. But these thirteen tracks make time for other references as well; there are even tinges of IDM. Check that bass on ‘Guardian Angel’ that sounds like a carpenter sawing wood, or the percussion writhing beneath mournful leads on ‘Slither - The Way Home’. Solid production, as ever.