Jon Thompson's inspiration for his debut EP comes from an Yves Kleine painting at the Tate Modern. The painting itself depicts a blue void and fittingly, 'The Cause Of The Colour' seems to have been pulled out from a well of emotions and sonic exploration. Naturally, this being a release on specialist label Club AC30, the shoegazing influences are firmly in place but rather than return to the Thames Valley scene, Thompson's material is more in keeping with modern-day exponents such as Styrofoam and Weevil with whom he shares a taste for murmuring but moving vocals submerged in laptop-generated beats and smooth melody. For all its song-based ideas, though, it's the instrumental 'A Painting Of A Tapestry' which stands as the pinnacle of the tunes. 'The Cause Of The Colour' may be too timid or unassuming for some but the all-important warmth factor is there for all to see.