Tirzah pursues the slowest-burning soul feels on Devotion, the London-based singer-songwriter’s humbly singular début album, produced by Mica Levi and providing us with total life affirming summer listening - most probably the record we've listened to most this year so far, and one that lingers on and on...
Since her first solo 12”s and thru frequent collaborations with Mica Levi - including the Taz And May Vids  for DDS - Tirzah has quietly blossomed into one of the UK’s most precious and peculiar artists working at the fringes of experimental pop, post-grime and R&B, and Devotion is set to bring her love to a wider audience.
Plaintive and low key, Devotion presents Tirzah’s vocal in the most evocative light, framed by backdrops of bleary-eyed and bent vibes and the kind of half-finished, permanently work-in-progress production style that's become a calling card of her music and her tight knit crew including Coby Sey, Mica Levi and Brother May.
Album of the year? Aye, quite possibly.
‘NTS Session 1’ is the first of four Autechre albums broadcast by NTS radio station back in April in 2018
Developed during live shows over 2017 and in the studio following release of ‘Elseq’, these are the first two hours of the total eight hour broadcast, which was originally split over the course of four weeks.
Following the lead of ‘Elseq’, here they also favour longer track lengths, giving room for their ideas to fully play out in a durational, amorphous manner that echoes the generative scapes of Roland Kayn, but heard thru the prism of abstract rave music.
A few highlights stand out from the batch, most notably for the dancers in the plasmic electro hydraulics of ‘four of seven’ with its gloopy bass and piquant top line, and also the tumultuous hardcore rufige of ‘north spiral’, but if you’re after that Ae melancholy, run check the diffractive hyaline dimensions of ‘32a_reflected’.