This is very interesting, eccentric, (mostly) piano driven music, with the occasional track letting the acoustic guitar take the lead. The overall mood here, from the compositions to the lyrics is quite dark, which is not necessarily a good thing. Let's hope she lightens things up a bit on her next record.
Having that said, there's absolutely no doubt about Sóley's talent, she's able to compose beautiful music and play a handful of instruments yet I find that there's something missing here. Tracks like "I'll Drown", "Pretty Face", "The Sun is Going Down II" and "And Leave" are mind-blowing and make you think just how great and skilled Sóley is as an artist. "Theater Island", "Smashed Birds" and "Kill the Clown" are very good tracks as well, but some others sound a bit like fillers. I would still recommend this album any day, especially if the idea of Agnes Obel's music mixed with CocoRosie's eccentricity appeals to you.
The artwork for the album is gorgeous, notice the forest theme on Sóley's head on the album cover, which I hadn't noticed at first. The two pictures inside are also very beautiful and artistic. Again, nature themed, which I always love.
Don't expect lyrics to the songs here (which is quite sad). If you want to read them you'll have to go to Sóley's official website.
Overall, despite having some weak spots, this is still a great album and it left me quite excited about any future music that she may put out.