Christopher Willits is one of the few producers that has conquered his machinery so well that, at any time, pop can become noise and noise can become harmony within a span of minutes. On Surf Boundaries, the guitar-processing master finds serene solace through chirping effect patches nestled between atmospheric tidal waves, bouncing from decadent swirls to chopped-up flutters. Aside from the subtle, epic instrumentation, it’s the presence of dual vocals of Willits and his ex-flame Latrice Barnett that really make this one of the year’s most prized emotive possessions.