Andreya Triana - Lost Where I Belong
With the brilliant Bonobo album already a contender for album of the year, Andreya Triana's solo album was always going to be something intriguing. This girl seems to have a knack for appearing on the highlights of great albums, putting in a dreamy performance on 'Tea Leaf Dancers' by Flying Lotus, and adding her sultry vocal stylings to four tracks on Black Sands by the aforementioned Bonobo, and then getting the man himself to produce Lost Where I Belong.
Using a mixture of sampled sounds and live instrumentation, Andreya has weaved a soothing and soulful sound that suits her voice perfectly. Folky acoustic guitars mix with brass instrumentation on the title track, while the bass groove of 'A Town Called Obsolete' drives the song along as trumpets sound throughout the chorus. You can imagine her performing this in a smoky jazz club, yet it has that modern touch which keeps it fresh and exciting.
Much of that touch comes from Simon Green's production, embellishing each track with a sound that's rich and textured. Tracks like 'Far Closer' have a warm, organic feeling that's bolstered by all manner of different instrumentation, from harps to violins. The biggest compliment that can be given to Lost Where I Belong is that the whole LP is pretty much a joy throughout. Retro flourishes - which never sound dated - mixed with top notch songwriting and a truly brilliant voice means that Miss Triana has quite possibly been a part of two of the best records you'll hear this year.
Last updated: 26/06/2018 23:12:06