Tash Sultana - Terra Firma
Terra Firma
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Donlord
71
“Hand-built the pyramid one by one, while you flew first class into the sun” (Me: “You know what else is first-class? This lyric, yooo!”)

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 ... 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
avernannes
68
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
6.8/10

"Terra Firma" doesn't present anything spectacular, but the brain-melting grooves and a rich palette of sounds, that doesn't restrict itself just to the typical soul instrumentation, adding synths, various guitars, and lively percussion, really are the highlights of this record. Combined with smooth, flowy vocals from Tash, the tracklist is packed with compelling moments.
peachyibby
89
There is no B side here. All of the songs bring life to this album. This is transcendental.
thegeecyproject
71
100% S M O O T H V I B E S

Here in Australia, Tash Sultana is an artist who I often see lumped into a polarising group of artists known for their acoustic guitar noodling, alongside artists like Vance Joy and Ziggy Alberts. Despite this, Tash always seemed to me like someone who was perhaps more talented that many of her peers in that scene, displaying their talents as a multi-instrumentalist. On their second album, Terra Firma, Tash hones in on fully fleshing out a more neo-soul vibe with ... read more
LaCroixBoix
73
GROOVY

Tash Sultana really has the potential to be the next alt-hero. She is like Jack Johnson the way that she utilizes her multi-instrumental talent to her advantage here. Terra Firma is a very ambitious and seemingly personal project. I really respect what she does lyrically too. A lot of these tackle politics, sexuality, and spirituality which is something I struggle to connect with in music. I found myself getting lost in these grooves though where the lyrical content needed a replay. ... read more
ArthurCampo
65
É inegável que há potencial e muito talento aqui, além de boas faixas. Mas a verdade é que o canto de Tash fica várias vezes como plano de fundo de uma boa, mas previsível instrumentalização, em uma desnecessária 1h de duração que varia entre neo-soul e tons acústicos.

Favs: Beyond the Pine, Sweet & Dandy
LucasLannister
70
sutil y que invita a varias repeticiones. la voz te lleva casi sin que te des cuenta.
AngelHerntz
70
Terra Firma es un buen trabajo desde un aspecto conceptual, considerando que es el segundo record Tash Sultana. Su problema es el mismo que le he reclamado a gran parte de los lanzamientos de 2021, la falta de innovación. Y también hemos tenido mejores exponentes dentro del Neo-soul, el Not Your Muse de Celeste, como opinión personal. Ojo, tampoco estoy infravalorando el trabajo de Natasha, para nada, una de las cosas que admiro de Terra Firma es la complejidad de su ... read more
pedro00valente
60
I remember seeing Tash Sultana videos like 5 years ago on Youtube and now here we are, Sultana releasing her sophomore album "Terra Firma". I can see this album becoming a favourite for her fans, I sense her experimenting a bit more with her neo soul with jazzy influence sound, yet I think her main and stronger characteristic are her skills as a guitar player and I feel like this record does not quite capture that. And as a lyricist, yeah, I don't also can connect to her songs. She ... read more
simonpetrov
28
I certainly don't like what she sounds like nowadays! :/
Also the production is so loud that you literally can't hear what she's singing in some of the songs......
7rent
81
Acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and Aussie singer-songwriter, Tash Sultana, returns with a powerfully eclectic second record.

I never intended on listening to this album and not because I wasn't interested in it, but because I currently am in nursing school with only the weekends to listen to new music, and I make efforts to prioritize what music I wanna check out. I had never listened to Tash Sultana's music before and so this was me jumping off a roof, blindfolded, into a pool in the middle ... read more
geanluka
65
23.2.2021

A calm record with a soothing production and voice.
StaticKid
76
how can this album be bad, it literally has a three headed cobra on the cover
FatalNoise
79
Super smooth vibes from tash sultana. Blending her psych influences into an array of lo-fi bedroom pop tracks that would sound idyllic on a rainy day. Quite a turn from the last of her work I remember. The 2014 debut ep was a bunch of looped summery alt tracks. While interesting, it wasn’t as emotionally pungent as this work. While I admit there’s a lot I’ve missed from her discography, I think this gradual change from Sun to rain is reflective of growing up today, which ... read more
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