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Totally unexpected but refreshing!
on 25 November 2014
What a discovery this album has been. I've been listening to Emiliana since Paul Oakenfolds collaboration "Hold your Hand" and have been amazed at her musical journey ever since. The last album Me and Armini was the only album I thought she went a bit off her path and was not quite her. So thanks first of all for finding the way back from the commercial buzz to mystery and intimacy.
With Tookah I recognise her in every way. The musical journey explores new genres, reinventing her style, keeping up with trend and yet creating something hauntingly beautiful you almost don't want anyone to know about before it gets played round the clock on the radio.
The basslines are so refreshing and Emiliana has really created a musical landscape here. Electronic beats are slipping from 80's synthpop tunes in Speed of Dark reminding you a bit of the Cure to heavier, dangerous and experimental beats in When Fever Breaks. My favourite track (although I hate to make distinctions - they are all special!) has to be Tookah. The harmonies are switching at every corner and with the first listen you might feel like on a rollercoaster. Autumn Sun is another intimate folk ballade taking you back to Fisherman's Woman but with a twist from her new world Tookah. It's amazing amazing amazing and I can't praise this album more right now, what have the Icelandic that we don't have? They must get these tunes in their dreams.