Trin Tran's layered splashes of pop synth and percussion sound like electronically dubbed creations. But they're not. In fact, local solo phenom Steve Coombs doesn't even multi-track to achieve the effect. He simply goes down to his basement and records himself playing instruments simultaneously. The result is astonishingly creative. The quirky synth-pop is pure fun, but the real find here is the pensive dreaminess of the second track, "Far Reaches" - a song that will stand as one of my local faves of 2007.