Peace Of Mind
Label: Parlophone UK
While Natasha Khan's debut sounds like it was cultivated in an enchanted forest, this follow-up takes her eerie psych-pop into a whole new wonderland. Where Fur & Gold thrives on negative space, Two Suns floods it with booming percussion, shamanic chants, trembling synths, piano, organ, strings, even a gospel choir ("Peace of Mind"). Khan's vocals remain the main attraction, flowing with the fragility of Tori Amos and the exoticness of Bjork. As mystical as the headdresses Khan dons, this album is mesmerizing, from opener "Glass" to the cryptic closing duet with Scott Walker.