You should listen to the album 'Devotion' by Tirzah

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Here's a review - Produced by Mica Levi, Tirzah’s debut is a compelling vision of what imperfect pop music can be—joyful in both sound and feeling precisely because both seem so out-of-step and asymmetrical.

The imperfect piece of art has a sway all its own. To some, the blemishes and dimples on a handmade ceramic bowl will always be better than the machine-made replica. The Japanese call this kind of beauty wabi-sabi; some European thinkers refer to such ineffable idiosyncrasy as “aura.” But at this point, imperfection has been perfected and mass-produced in the form of distressed jeans, faux-vintage furniture, and certain lo-fi music. Encountering something genuinely, gorgeously flawed is elusive. Tirzah Mastin’s debut album Devotion is a compelling vision of what imperfect pop music can be—joyful in both sound and feeling precisely because both seem so out-of-step and asymmetrical.

Tirzah began to hone this vision in 2013 when she released I’m Not Dancing, an EP of eccentric dance-music ballads she made with the British producer and composer Mica Levi. The EP’s title track, one of Tirzah’s defining songs, sounds as unconventional and alluring now as it did half a decade ago: Wheezing, blown-out synthesizers and rickety drum hits mingle with her quietly loud voice—so pure, so raspy, so dogged and cool all at once. It begs you to lean in closer and make sure the speakers aren’t broken. Like Jai Paul or FKA twigs, her delivery is unguarded and messy in the way someone singing alone in the shower might belt out a song. Listening to her feels somehow both private and totally casual, a peculiar sort of shared intimacy. It’s this quality that makes Devotion so particular.
To write and sing love songs this naked and uncompromising could be taxing. But nothing about Devotion feels like a burden. Instead, it’s so personable and candid that it feels like a privilege to spend a few minutes hearing what Tirzah has to say, imperfections and all.
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Is any of the not dancing stuff good? Never listened.
yeah her previous 3 ep's were in the same vein as the album; perhaps a little rawer. It's interesting hearing the production behind tirzah's stuff in comparison to the highly detailed under the skin and jackie ost's.
 
#9
did Jai Paul ever release more than one song? lol

i know he had an album that leaked but never officially released it and that was forever ago
 
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It's a little too low key for me, I need more energy. But it's definitely good.

I remember Tirzah from her No Romance EP a few years back, I thought it was okay. This is definitely higher quality, even if I don't click with the sound exactly.
 
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yeah her previous 3 ep's were in the same vein as the album; perhaps a little rawer. It's interesting hearing the production behind tirzah's stuff in comparison to the highly detailed under the skin and jackie ost's.
It's a little too low key for me, I need more energy. But it's definitely good.
I remember Tirzah from her No Romance EP a few years back, I thought it was okay. This is definitely higher quality, even if I don't click with the sound exactly.
Haven't listened, I should check it out.
 
#12
I was really into the album after a few spins but it fell off pretty quickly after that. I guess I need to be in the right mood to listen to it.

My favorite tracks off it were Basic Need, Do You Know and Devotion.
 
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