Bedouine - Bedouine

It's not often the very first track on an album totally sums it up but 'Nice and Quiet' is an apt opener for Bedouine's debut. The LA-based singers well travelled upbringing - born in Syria, raised in Saudia Arabia and various US cities including Boston and Savannah - doesn't bring an unwelcome clutter to her music; it's pure, deceptively simple, and has that Spacebomb clarity to it. The record label that's home to Natalie Prass and label head Matthew E. White amongst others has a real clarity of delivery for their artists.

Whether it's the more dense production of the string and trumpet-laden 'Back To You' or the simple acoustic guitar of 'Solitary Daughter' there's beauty to be found. The latter's half sung half spoken lyrics are wonderfully delivered and magically written. This self-titled debut floats into your consciousness with tracks like the dreamy 'Mind's Eye', harp-based 'You Kill Me' and simply effective closer 'Skyline'. An effective calling card for a new artist, and a label that only releases uniqueness into the wild.

Overall

Subtle, crafted, and totally bewitching.

8

out of 10
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