Album of the Week: Tash Sultana, 'Flow State'


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From busking on the streets of Melbourne to going viral with a live bedroom recording of the song "Jungle," Tash Sultana has become one of Australia's biggest breakout success stories of the past year. After releasing the debut EP, "Notion," Sultana went into the studio to write, record, and produce the new album, Flow State. It's a powerful album that brings Sultana's DIY aesthetic into a hi-fi environment.

Flow State is a body of work that flirts with being a jam session and exposes Sultana's expansive musicianship. The debut album stays true to the guitar looping one-person band that the Aussie songwriter gained notoriety for, and the songs explore new themes from R&B, calypso, and even heavier riff laden songs that reference some prog rock influences. The album has an exhaustive amount of different musical changes and directions and feels like it could be part one of a multi-album release.

Tash Sultana proves that they harbor boundless creativity and a soulfulness that wasn't as present on the introductory EP. For a debut that was one of the most anticipated of the year for Aussiephiles, Flow State showcases all of Sultana's talent as a songwriter and producer which you can hear from the vibey third track, "Cigarettes," to the haunting production on "Pink Moon." The album isn't without the loop driven songs like, "Salvation," and "Blackbird," but the production, all handled by Sultana, adds a new dimension to music.

Tash Sultana's debut album, Flow State, is out now on Mom+Pop Records.


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