While Aussie indie/synth-pop outfit Cut Copy are hard at work at their follow-up to 2011’s Zonoscope (MuuMuse review), the band’s bassist, Ben Browning, has just released a solo effort of his own.

Lover Motion–which shifts between three vocal tracks and two instrumentals–glides along on vintage synthesizers lent by Cut Copy’s own Dan Whitford, live drums by Franklin & Lachlan Dickie and additional production by engineer Haima Marriott and Adventures of Helsinki‘s Gus Franklin.

The result is a slick collection of varied synth-pop pleasures–bouncy, ’80’s-tinged bursts of color a la early Cut Copy or Empire Of The Sun (“I Can’t Stay”), folk-tinged melancholia-meets-surf rock (“Mistaken Images”) and, of course, plenty of deep, disco-friendly licks of bass guitar that would be only too welcome on a Gossip record (“Feels Like”).

It’s a gorgeous endeavor and–until the new Cut Copy record rolls around–a highly recommended way to pass the time. Don’t miss out!

Stream the full EP below.

Lover Motion was released on March 19. (iTunes)