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Boomkat Product Review:
Well this is a surprise, I have heard Sol Seppy many many times before but never realised it - as I'm sure many of you have.
The track 'Move', which has already been released as a single is one of those tracks that pops up on TV quite regularly and leaves you thinking 'what the hell IS that?' Not in a bad way mind, it's a great tune - mixing that trip hop pulse we've all tried desperately to forget with Sophie Michalitsianos' frankly gorgeous vocals. The track actually stands out on the album as a whole as the production is so varied, with songs going from simple piano to shoegazer indie to dense electronic numbers. It works though, thank goodness, and Mitchalitsianos' charm shines throughout giving the rather haphazard production something to bind itself to, and giving the album a thread of continuity that allows for variation without becoming overly eclectic.
I must say I really am a sucker for a good poppy female singer/songwriter album, and this ticks all the boxes - with the best elements of Sparklehorse (who Mitchalitsianos formerly played cello for), Mazzy Star, Massive Attack and even the Cocteau Twins; it is an album that just deserves success.