Terrifying, Loom is one of this week's must-have releases, as it delivers immeasurable emotion. In addition to being a musically marvellous work of pop art (reminiscent of the Magdalene I was so fond of last year), with stratospheric orchestration combined with particularly meticulous electronic music, Katie Gately's indomitable voice stages her own life, expressing her painful feelings and especially this cruel situation of the tragic loss of her mother.
Both the construction of the album and of each song is truly brilliant, as she allows time for her emotions and the atmosphere to grow and take hold of each track until she swallows it all up, letting suffering and despair triumph. In these moments the Katie Gately seems unconsciously totally helpless or sometimes even more so herself. Musically it may not be revolutionary, but there's an enormous amount of genius and experimentation, making this album an excellent piece of work. Well, it's not revolutionary, but the emotion delivered by the artist here is totally her own, and that's not reproducible