AOTY 2019

Sexwitch

Sexwitch - Sexwitch
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2015 Ratings: #103 / 772
User Score
Based on 48 ratings
2015 Ratings: #220
September 25, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Echo, BMG / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Guardian

There’s certainly a powerful femininity – and sensuality – to these tracks, which stimulate the head, the feet and the emotions simultaneously.

80
Drowned in Sound

What could have been a self-indulgent curiosity becomes yet another treasure chest waiting to be flung open amidst 2015's plentiful trove.

80
AllMusic

It's this momentum that makes Sexwitch such a transcendent album, and some of the most exciting music any of these artists have made.

80
The 405

There's a palpable affection for the source material, a genuine love of the record's psychedelic foundations and a general sense of supreme confidence that renders it a resounding success.

80
Under The Radar

For all its groove, for all its brilliance, the most impressive thing about SEXWITCH is just how essential its contents continue to sound.

80
musicOMH

Throughout all the songs here, there is a pervading, unsettling sense of the supernatural, as if the music is being used to channel a connection with spirits from beyond the earthly realm, but also an underlying wild sensuality.

80
NOW Magazine
As the jokey band name implies, these six songs sound like Khan and Carey cutting loose, unburdened by pesky things like precision and song structure.
75
Consequence of Sound

It’s fun, it’s mysterious, it’s committed to its concept, and it could be the album of the Halloween season.

75
The Line of Best Fit

At worst, Sexwitch marks a fascinating detour in an already accomplished career.  At best, it’s a creatively adventurous standalone release. In actuality, it likely falls somewhere in the middle. 

70
Spin

The record vibrates with passion throughout as thumping drums, tambourines, and punchy bass lines weave in and out of Khan’s freaky vocal stylings.

70
Clash

Respective sounds mesh seamlessly into a wild, breathless ride through a hyper-feminine land.

lermontov
81
My acquaintance with Natasha’s music continues. And today I listened to her, in my opinion, the most experimental work.
“SEXWITCH” sounds really fun, confident, bold and uncompromising. The confidence of this album is in its light emotionality and pure openness that made Natasha famous and which has always been her hallmark.
Combining the traditional motifs of eastern countries with punk and electronic music, they created a new, truly sexy and witching, sound. And sexual ... read more
WildChameleon
80
A very underlooked album with the known Natasha Khan and the lesser known TOY.

I discovered this album during one Halloween, it surprisly fit for this period so take a listening at this time.

Natasha's voice is so hypnotic. For Bat for lashes, she delivers some good vocals but she is at her best with sexwitch. TOY adds a very mystic, tribal instrumentation which also surprisingly matches with Khan's voice.

The result is a surprising rock-psych with uncommon influence and Natasha Khan at her ... read more
El_Bark
80
this is an absolute experience
musicmagpie55
76
This gets me dancing like the kids in Jesus Camp!

Natasha Kahn pairs up with English rockers TOY to make an experimental dance album that draws inspiration from tribal rituals. This album explores the connection between dance and spiritualism in six unbridled songs. While not as easy to digest as Bat for Lashes albums, it is still super fun, and some parts feel like total magic. I am a big fan of wailing, and there is plenty of wailing on this album.
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Year End Lists

#31/musicOMH
#32/Under the Radar
#44/Time Out London

Track List

  1. Ha Howa Ha Howa
  2. Helelyos
  3. Kassidat El Hakka
  4. Lam Plearn Kiew Bao
  5. Ghoroobaa Ghashangan
  6. War in Peace
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