Album Review: "Terra Firma" by Tash Sultana (9/10)

Mom + Pop Music

Producer: Tash Sultana

Terra Firma is a masterful mix of R&B, soul, indie-rock, alternative and shoegaze. The tracks are so diverse that it would be unjustifiable to classify it by a single genre. The Australian-born multi-instrumentalist stays true to her blues-rock roots with “Crop Circles,” but she also makes several deviations from that sound on this LP, most notably when she performs a track called “Maybe You’ve Changed Me,” combining elements of folk with piano rock. Her pitch on this track sounds drastically different from her vocal tone on the neo-soul song “Blame It On Society.” That type of contrast is what makes this album such a pleasure. – Miguel Costa