Natalia’s Song - Zomby - Dedication (2011, 4AD)
Zomby’s Dedication may be a bit of an odd album, and although it certainly has moments (such as the fantastic Black Orchid), on the whole it’s not exactly dance-floor friendly either. But that shouldn’t discount from the album’s musical worth. It sees Zomby pushing boundaries further than he ever has before, and as a result there are more than a few intriguingly beautiful moments; such as this track, the haunting, ethereal Natalia’s Song.
The one bone I have to pick with the album is that the tracks tend towards sounding a little underdeveloped, as though they could be even better if they were just fleshed out a little more structurally. But aside from that, if this is the musical direction he’s planning on continuing with, album number three should be a ripper.