He hails from the English coast of Cornwall, sports a bearded visage in nearly every photo, has a production credit on the original Analogue Bubblebath EP– you’re thinking Aphex Twin, right? Actually, Tom Middleton is the man in question –a major force behind Global Communication, Cosmos, Reload, The Jedi Knights, and myriad other aliases. Harkening back to the angelic bliss of Global Communication’s 76:14, Middleton’s solo debut, Lifetracks, is swathed with emotion from start to finish. The second half of the album is where Middleton truly hits recline on the studio chair and lets his trademark melodies work their magic, though: Tracks like “Margherita” and “Moonbathing” are steeped in mood and purity throughout.