Allusions to Thom Yorke’s charisma and Portishead’s aesthetics could overshadow one’s originality. Yet the Estonian singer, pianist and songwriter Ingrid Lukas finds herself in the limelight with her third full-length album, “Demimonde.”
The Swiss-based artist hasn’t forgotten her native tongue in “Võimas Aparaat” (“A Powerful Apparatus”) as well as the ancient Balts “regilaul” tradition.
As evident from the mystical chants and repetitive hymnal motives, Ingrid is in touch with the nature of tepid latitudes as well as the urbanistic beat patterns and bassline riffs stamped by the likes of Radiohead and Ultraista.
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