Another Side to an Already Scintillating Coin, Valentina.

Another Side to an Already Scintillating Coin, Valentina.

Who can tell how Joe Goddard’s gonna feel about this one, though it seems strangely apt that as Italo-London songstress Valentina finally comes into her own and approaches the so-called big time, she should unveil her very own, and relatively speaking very minimal take on that divine slive of pop effervescence that first awakened the world to her husky tones. Below sleeps Gabriel in all his seraphic glory, Goddard’s pulverising drops, well, dropped in favour of shushed electronic susurrations and swelling harmonies. It makes for a discombobulating first few listens without the clumpy background undulations we’ve by now become accustomed to, though with time its subtlety really begins to work commensurately sublime wonders as a groovy orchestral climax wanders about the frontal lobes for a while. Yet another side to that same, already scintillating coin…

Valentina plays The Lexington May 2nd.

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