This is definitely moving from her roots, even more so than Dreams of Breathing Underwater. Having said that, you can see the transition taking place over the years, and it's a good thing. No musician should stand still, and Eliza certainly can't be accused of that. Both writing and delivery seem to get better with every new cd.
This is an album well worth buying, it is inventive,and as I say above it is well delivered.
What category do you slot this into? To classify it as Folk would probably contravene the trade descriptions act, so I think it is best not to bother trying! Take this as it comes and enjoy it for what it is.
With the last two albums this good I can't wait to see where she goes next.