For Years, the debut album from Airhead aka Rob McAndrews marks the four year transition from student producer to international touring musician, playing to vast audiences across the world as guitarist for his childhood friend James Blake, writing and jamming in the studio with James and Brian Eno, and DJing on the finest club soundsystems modern technology has to offer.

Immersed as a teenager in the multi-layered orchestrally-enhanced post-rock of God Speed You! Black Emperor, Silver Mount Zion and Stars Of The Lid, he had absolutely no interest in electronic music to begin with. But like so many of his generation, exposure to the early manifestations of dubstep and particularly Digital Mystikz and Loefah at Sub Dub Exodus in Leeds’s West Indian Centre showed him that this too was music with depths that you could plunge into.

You can stream the album in full on NPR Music here