This is an album that anyone interested in leftfield/avantgarde music should own. It's not a perfect work, but as debut albums go, it is strikingly accomplished and original. The music at times is odd, but not as odd as some of the lyrics which veer from the oblique to the visionary to the illiterate. Throughout there are some impressive musical touches. Around classically tinged piano pieces, electronics and strings swoop by. The songs are generally unconventional, but occasionally touch base with more familiar female singer/songwriter piano numbers. One of the most beautiful and most accessible numbers is 'The Sun', which through its very simplicity moves and haunts the listener. Spiracle is also a relatively straightforward piano number, though lyrically very peculiar. For me it is when she invokes through her piano playing the minimalist spirit of composers like Satie that she really impresses. At times the music is quite bracing and harsh, although comparing it to Scott Walker's The Drift is somewhat wide of the mark (there's nothing bone crunching here). The penultimate track, an electronic glitch instrumental, is arguably the least original moment, as it is able to be categorised. The rest is singular, and an indication of a musical talent that will expand alot further with age, and perhaps become one of the key musical voices of the 21st century.