Emiliana TorriniMe and Armini

Every time I hear Emiliana Torrini’s Fisherman’s Woman I blush. Her child like voice drifts in and out, rising through the tree tops and wistfully drifting into open space. Me And Armini continues down the path paved by Fisherman’s Women, but extends itself with more expansive experimentation. Reassessing her pop tendencies and unleashing them gently throughout the course of this album, Torrini treads lightly, carefully colouring in each track with utmost delicacy. Her newly discovered ambition opens new doors, providing opportunities to spread her wings into more elaborate instrumental arrangements that help to add an up-tempo vibe on several tracks. Most notable is title track Me and Armini, where Torrini creates a 1960’s French-style pop song that would sit proudly in Jean- Luc Godard’s bustling Paris streets. Jungle Drum sees Torrini heading into psychedelic blues territory, leading with drums, screeching guitars and commanding vocals that interrupt her own laidback somber normality. Once again I swoon through the entirety of this album; Torrini has been ambitious, but the risks only take her closer to producing the perfect pop record.

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