Empress Of's beguiling debut album is full of musical delights, but its wonderful imperfections are the true pearls to seek out and keep close.
BioBorn in Moscow and raised in Alaska, Olga Bell is an American composer, producer and vocalist based in Brooklyn. At home in a wide range of musical settings, Bell has worked with composers Osvaldo Golijov and Philip Glass, soprano Dawn Upshaw, the rap group Das Racist, members of the St. Petersburg, Tokyo, and Juilliard string quartets, and the artist Zachary Lieberman. Bell's output includes full-length Diamonite (2011), a six-track EP (2008) and numerous singles, covers, remixes and videos. She is a current member of Dirty Projectors, Nothankyou and a former member of Chairlift. For more information, visit bellinspace.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
Both stimulant and salve, Jamie xx's full-spectrum album flouts the idea that it's easier to attract attention with aggression than with its opposite.