Terra Firma

Tash Sultana - Terra Firma
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2021 Ratings: #316 / 513
User Score
Based on 149 ratings
2021 Ratings: #305
Liked by 6 people
February 19, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mom+Pop / Label
Neo-Soul / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Dork
With such depth, it’s an album that both reveals and rewards.
80
Gigwise
Overall, if you thought it not possible for the psychedelic-alt rocker to produce a record more chilled out than the releases that have preceded it then you will be pleasantly surprised with this hypnotic catalogue of sound on Terra Firma.
80
Clash

Their sound hasn’t evolved but simply bettered itself, and as per usual, finds its way around an extensive (and slightly absurd) range of instruments.

80
NME

The Aussie star embraces all sounds but maintains a delicate vulnerability on album number two.

70
The Line of Best Fit
The name of Tash Sultana’s sophomore album might be inspired simply by their garden and acts as an ode to their newfound fondness of a quieter life, but it is an album that sees Sultana at their most grounded musically.
70
AllMusic

If this album could stand a bit of editing to make it more concise, it leaves no doubt they have the talent and vision to be an artist who is going to be around for a while, and it's fascinating to imagine where they can go next. Terra Firma shows where they are now is already pretty impressive.

60
Evening Standard

This is a pretty listen that lacks big moments.

Donlord
71
“Hand-built the pyramid one by one, while you flew first class into the sun..."

On their sophomore effort, Australian multi-instrumentalist and virtuosic live-performer Tash Sultana moulds their sound into a more band-friendly territory as opposed to their famed solo aesthetic. The result? Well, if anything, it shows an enormous amount of potential…

Tash burst onto the scene in 2016 with their electrifying bedroom performance of ‘Jungle’, an original track that ... read more
BaddieBaphomet
70
Over the past few years, Tash Sultana has been building up a lot oh hype and a dedicated following that’s captivated by their intimate singing, songwriting, and guitar playing. On their sophomore album, “Terra Firma”, Tash manages to continue that intimacy while expanding their sound much further than their debut.

Last year, the multi-instrumentalist announced online that they were experiencing burnout from extensive touring. This has not only resulted in much of the material ... read more
Valeyard
80
Holy cow, this week has been crazy so far. So many good albums
Lumdogmillionai
78
Country: Australia

Genre: Neo Soul

For fans of: Milky Chance, Bootleg Rascal, Joy Crookes

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana has never written a song where it feels like they are trying too hard. Everything that they create feels flowing, natural and organic, it's an incredibly pleasant listening experience. This new project Terra Firma stands out because of how thematically consistent it is from start to finish.

Working in Sultana's classic, psychedelic grooves throughout, this ... read more
their_nickname
70
This album is full of some absolutely beautiful instrumental phrasing. Like, these organic guitar licks snap and echo with such vitality its engrossing. Its echoing, its cavernous, its lovely psychedelic dream pop with a jazzy flair. But then Tash starts singing, and their voice is grating and annoying. The lyrics are pointless and they sound like someone with a cold doing an Amy Winehouse impersonation. This should have been an instrumental record and I'd tick it up a full letter grade. As it ... read more
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Track List

  1. Musk
  2. Crop Circles
  3. Greed
  4. Beyond the Pine
  5. Pretty Lady
  6. Dream My Life Away (feat. Josh Cashman)
  7. Maybe You’ve Changed
  8. Coma
  9. Blame It on Society
  10. Sweet & Dandy
  11. Willow Tree (feat. Jerome Farah)
  12. Vanilla Honey
  13. Let the Light In
  14. I Am Free
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Added on: October 29, 2020