Already well-known within the San Francisco dance music community, Terra Deva’s debut is an intriguing blend of soul and drum ‘n’ bass. It was after a trip to London that Terra fell in love with drum ‘n’ bass, believing that it gives singers “more space in which to sing.” In her case, it’s certainly true. Like Björk, Terra Deva spins hypnotic melodies and virtuoso singing around propulsive beats and ambient soundscapes. “Rain Rays” is typical of her appealing dance/soul/jungle blend, while on “Inside,” she proves her ability to sing an R&B torch song. In the current musical climate of fierce genre divisions, it’s refreshing to hear an artist with such a broad musical palette and adventurous spirit.
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