While Ital seems more at ease as a singles project his first LP offers some choice gummy, hypnotic house moments. First track "Doesn't Matter (If You Love Him)" takes inspiration from the footwork movement with madcap slicing and dicing of very recognizable Lady Gaga and Whitney Houston samples. What's impressive is how completely foreign these samples sound in such a frenetic, alien context. rSecond track and my personal favorite, "Floridian Void," is more representative of the album as a whole, with it being 1 of the 3 tracks (out of only 5) that stretches over 10 minutes. Varying elements float in and out of the mix, making for very organic and spontaneous builds and releases. rIf mid-fi quasi ambient house sounds like an interesting concept to you I recommend giving Hive Mind a listen. It won't be one of the year's best releases, but it provides a unique and intriguing space to visit for 40+ minutes of your time.