A decade on from Ruby Blue’s avant-jazz and eight years after the glistening disco of Overpowered, Ireland’s abiding electropop queen stylishly retakes her throne on this sumptuous, ever-shifting third solo album. Murphy (alongside Moloko collaborator and new co-writer Eddie Stevens) isn’t afraid to hurl new ideas into an already-brimming pot, as evidenced by the spaghetti western drama of “Exile” and the escalating synth-funk atmospherics on “Exploitation”. There’s always cohesion to match the fearless sonic questing, though. And at the heart of it all–with that breathy, brittle falsetto–is Murphy’s matchless delivery.
House of Glass
Hairless Toys (Gotta Hurt)
8 SONGS, 50 MINUTES
MAY 11, 2015
℗ 2015 ROISIN MURPHY UNDER EXCLUSIVE LICENSE TO PLAY IT AGAIN SAM