4/5 Psychologies

Following her first two sensuous albums, Screwing Lies andPassion Play, comes this strange, heavenly beauty. It’s a concept album set in World War II (even the sepia-toned CD booklet smells of ancient mimeograph ink), with songs about wartime love (the ghostly ‘Star Song’), loss (lovely voice-and-piano ‘White Cliffs’), sex (mournful but ecstatic ‘Erotic Days’) and even Auschwitz escapees (the Euro dance-beaty ‘Kommander’s Car’). This collection might remind you of a more modern Kurt Weill, a more beguiling Kate Bush or an exquisite folk singer backed with a string orchestra. Original and lovely.
****4/5 Psychologies Review by Silvie Simmons.