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Vortex is a band fronted by a woman who goes by the name Chlorine. The music is excellent and not too dissimilar to Björk's early material. It rocks a little more and is less arty though.

"Oxygen" is a club-friendly, poppy track with cool beats. The spooky-sounding "Cool Tide" adds a familiar beat to Chlorine's siren voice. "Wherefore" sounds like an outtake from Tricky's first album. Chlorine has the same artless delivery as Tricky's sidekick Martina here. The sweetly sung "Only Thing" is another standout. The filmic moods of "Surrender" bring Portishead to mind.

It's a cool debut by any standards.

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