Pure-O is a very welcome slice of Scandinavian pop. Meandering through numerous genres, where Farao succeeds in delivering on variety, it falls down on end-to-end cohesion. 'Luster of the Eyes' owes plenty to the vocals of an early 90s Elizabeth Fraser, while 'Lula Loves You' feels firmly in keeping with the directions of contemporary R&B. At times it does feel confused, but the individual tracks have enough about them to lure you back in.
Further proof, not that we needed it, of Yorke's incredible production talents. The piano-driven 'Suspirium' and 'Unmade' are the more familiar and poignant of the score, while 'Volk' and 'The Inevitable Pull' showcase the breadth of musicianship on show. Not an easy listen when detached from Guadagnino's visuals, but plenty on offer to admire nonetheless.