Recorded over a year and a half period while living in Mexico City through the pandemic, ‘Reflections on Intrinsic Value’, the first full album from Ronan, finds him continuing an endless exploration of music culture through an omnivorous approach to style, trope and timbre. Conceptual and literal influences from the UK hardcore continuum, psychedelic trance and traditional ceremonial music are all present here but the focus remains on the quality and texture of the sounds both rhythmic and melodic, rather than the stylistic referential. Sensation and memory play a large role in the narrative structure as individual pieces oscillate through a spectrum of moods, highlighting the wide range of emotional states felt during peak experiences. Although his largest body of work released yet, the direction still feels open ended, like a ball of yarn with all different colored threads, we’ll see what one Ronan pulls next.