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Surprised there's no mention of her I can find! I've seen her described as a Twigs rip off, and she certainly owes a lot to FKA's aesthetic, but the tunes are stronger imo. In terms of sound design, her debut may be my favourite of the year, just phenomenal. Her songwriting could be more varied - it's pretty emotionally one note at the moment, and culling a handful of the 16 tracks would surely have helped with this. Having said that, each one has worthwhile moments.

chap, Thursday, 3 August 2017 15:46 (three years ago) link

I think I made mention of her on the alternative R&B thread, which in hindsight probably wasn't the right place for her - the aesthetic is trip-hop revival more than anything. It's a beautiful album though a little knotty and impervious on first contact

monotony, Thursday, 3 August 2017 23:23 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

I'm listening to her new album Shabrang which is one style coming in many forms. It's slow and atmospheric but varied.

There are moments that remind you of Portishead
All Rivers at Once

Darkish pop

And it's well-written out of relatively sparse elements
Habibi (single)

I'm not always convinced by her use of autotune but I think she uses it to strengthen her oriental feel. I think we're relatively far than FKA Twigs too.

Nabozo, Friday, 16 October 2020 12:15 (six days ago) link

Oo, new album. I found her debut quite overwrought and overlong, but packed full of fascinating ideas and great production.

chap, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 15:42 (yesterday) link

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