Music of the 90s “New Age” boom has staked a place in the work of many upcoming musicians, but it seems to have gripped the interest of producers. On “Lupine,” Mister Lies gives a nod to the computer startup noises and easy listening compilations of days past, but it's a fleeting moment of trendy indulgence. It soon gives way to his own sound, the plush and emotive dub that was sadly missing on “Hounded,” that now comes with a dancehall rattle and a much simpler and more compelling vocal line (elegant, angelic coos). Though what the song nails best is the structure; it ascends on plush synth pads to what could only be a huge emotional payoff, then drops off just as quickly, to gurgling water or the sound of children playing. But Mister Lies understands how to make each cycle into a new journey that's just as fulfilling as the last one, so even though we might never reach the promised destination, by the end it's clear that's not what counts.