an odd fusion of beauty and bizarre that reinforces both ideals in a jarring, understated resplendence. If you are dropped blindfolded in the midst of this record, you'll find your way home along a new road.
The first time I heard the solemn opening bars of "Procession," I knew Childqueen was unlike any music I'd heard before. Kadhja Bonet infuses beautiful, slow funk and soul sounds with an almost druidic, Enya-like sense of mystery, with lyrical themes that range from gestures toward unspoken interpersonal truths to the ancient secrets of the forest. For me the stand-out track is "Delphine," an aching, scintillating ballad that I would currently rank as my favorite love song ever. Dominique Cyprès