This patience is indicative of his deep passion and is also signalled in the four-year break since his last album, the same period that separated his previous two albums. This break in time acts as a space that allows Pooley to absorb and move into his next phase of evolution. Pooley is still more than capable of delivering polished productions, learned from his past as a major label recording artist. ‘1983’ featuring guest vocals from Hogni Egittsson and the driving vocal of ‘Bring Me Up’ featuring Dominique Keegan are prime examples. But the move from the major to the underground can be heard in the music with,synth-led journeys and crisp drum rhythms formations at the heart of this album. The shift from V2 to his own label Pooled Music for this album also firmly states an intention, a step that allows him to develop new artists like 21 years old talent Indira Paganotto in the future. Six years since he left his home in Mainz for Berlin, Pooley refuses to surrender to the status quo. He has ripened into an artist unable to be second-guessed and capable of covering more musical territory than most can dream of trying in a lifetime.