It’s nice when records appear without fuss sometimes, without long gnawing promo campaigns. That’s just what happened when Allison’s Gate, aka London musician Carolina McPhail dropped the Waves EP, a collection of songs recorded over the last year, on Bandcamp a few weeks ago. Trials is the standout from that record: more tightly written and less deconstructed ambience than the rest of the EP. It’s the half-ghost of a more conventional song, simple guitars stretched into pale strangeness by the airy recording. Strikingly affecting, like a dream translated into sound. Waves is out now.