I love Natasha Khan. I think it’s safe to say that if I was not married to a wonderful lady and with a wonderful little boy I’d be delighted to father her children. But alas, I will just have to enjoy her wonderful music instead. And it is indeed a wonderful world that she creates musically. In fact, if we could have a musical relationship and solely a musical relationship I think me and Natasha would be just about perfect for each other. There’s something so dark about this record yet it never loses the lush warmth beauty that resonates throughout. It’s how I want music to sound. It fills me with all the right feelings. All the desire to write but the inability to walk away from listening to her songs. It’s almost like a journey from the darkness to the light as the music dips and weaves and creates a wonderful world where the slightly dark and slightly quiky collide. Lots of guest vocalists and musicians add to the magic of this record with Scott Walker duetting on album closer ‘The Big Sleep’ to wonderous effect. But the stand out track for me is without a doubt album opener ‘Glass’, which highlights the wonders of Khan’s vocal. Having seen her support Radiohead last year I am delighted that she has gone from strength to strength because she seemed like a gem at the time. And, if she ever wants to call me, to discuss music obviously, I will be more than happy to. Simply gorgeous in every way and surely a definite contender for the Mercury Music Prize this year.
TSP Grade = B+ for music A+ for looks.