Ardour was released October 19, and is the first full length offering from the 23-year-old producer, a collection of mostly instrumental compositions. The title is fitting as the subtle passion in the tracks is palpable. Teebs is more concerned with crafting a mood rather than a crazy beat, as all tracks share a warm intimacy that makes it hard to believe young Mtendere has only been making tracks for a few years.
There is an overlap in the aesthetics of Teebs' work as a painter and his music. The images share a similar intimate, emotive quality as his sounds. Label boss Flying Lotus once famously described Teebs' music as sounding "how Avatar looks." The succinct description is very apt; Teebs constructs electronic melodies that are sublime, lush and touching.