WHO IS SHE? The artistically restless, constantly experimenting vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and label owner from Los Angeles.
WHAT IS THIS? Her 18th solo album, which follows in the footsteps of 2011’s wordless offering Vweto by presenting another collection of eccentric, eclectic and generally mind-expanding instrumental grooves.
WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE? A journey to the outer reaches of your inner being. Or maybe the soundtrack to an African-American sci-fi flick. Or just some top-shelf backing tracks looking for a vocalist.
WHAT WOULD BE A BETTER TITLE FOR THIS ALBUM? Shut Your Mouth And Free Your Mind.
HOW SHOULD I LISTEN TO IT? While relaxing, thinking, cooking, doing chores, reading, watching silent movies, floating in the pool, piloting a spacecraft or engaging in any other activity where you don’t need or want to be distracted by lyrics.
WHAT 10 WORDS DESCRIBE IT? Trippy, transfixing, astral, laid-back, experimental, sprawling, contemplative, creative, stylish, warped.
WHAT ARE THE BEST SONGS? It’s not the journey; it’s the destination.
WHAT WILL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY? ‘When is she going to start singing?’
HOW OFTEN WILL I LISTEN TO THIS? Whenever you get tired of the human voice.
IF THIS ALBUM WERE A LIGHT, WHAT KIND OF LIGHT WOULD IT BE? A lava lamp.
SHOULD I BUY, STREAM OR STEAL? Streaming seems like a fine way to go with these flowing grooves.