England - Full Moon 148 - 10/14/08
Sick Dog Records
Valerie Perkins is Valley Girl and this debut is a strong and seductive record. It's best described as late night listening, with a trip hop bent to it.
Perkins collaborates with various people, among them is LCD Sound System's James Murphy. "Flow" is fluid and emotional, Perkins' vocal a mere whisper, but
nonetheless a strong presence. "Wild Whispers Sweet" recalls the pastoral sound of recent Goldfrapp in a good way. Perkins' vocal is sweet and appealing. "Addicted"
is bluesy and soulful, Perkins taking the song in an intriguing leftfield direction.
The closing "Dizzy Star" is a fine way to end the album. Perkins and her collaborators make an intriguing sound. This is a fine album.
Copyright © 2008 Anna Maria Stjärnell