Tookah

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All Music Guide
Emiliana Torrini's fourth worldwide release, Tookah, came five years after her hugely successful record Me and Armini. During her extended break the Icelandic singer toured heavily and became a parent, both of which had their own effects on the re-imagining of her music on this album. She collaborated with long-term producer Dan Carey, who introduced various analog synths to the writing sessions, which resulted in electronic-influenced tracks such as the single "Speed of Dark.,"
All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The fourth long-player from mercurial Icelandic singer/songwriter Emiliana Torrini, arrives five years after 2008's well-received ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Emiliana Torrini's fourth worldwide release, Tookah, came five years after her hugely successful record Me and Armini. During her extended break the Icelandic singer toured heavily and became a parent, both of which had their own effects on the re-imagining of her music on this album. She collaborated with long-term producer Dan Carey, who introduced various analog synths to the writing sessions, which resulted in electronic-influenced tracks such as the single "Speed of Dark.,"
All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The fourth long-player from mercurial Icelandic singer/songwriter Emiliana Torrini, arrives five years after 2008's well-received Me and Armini. The extended break afforded Torrini the time to tour, write, and become a parent, the latter of which casts a warm and wistful patina over the nine-track Tookah a made up word that, according to its author, means "the inner good and bad balanced". Collaborating once again with producer Dan Carey, who brought along a significant arsenal of vintage synths and analog equipment, Torrini follows no clear musical path on Tookah, yet it all feels effortless, nuanced, and connected. There's a vastness to songs like the breezy, almost tropical "Home," the lovely and evocative "Caterpillar," and the propulsive title track that suggests a sort of inner voyage, one that was charted using only emotional cartography and pure instinct. Even cuts that assume an icier, more melancholy timbre like "Blood Red" and "Elisabet," the latter a tribute to her Aunt, are brought back down to the warm earth by Torrini's delicate, idiosyncratic phrasing and empathetic lyrics. Tookah's finest moment arrives via the sleek and sexy "Speed of Dark," a swirling, dancefloor-ready, yet strobe-lite pop gem that occupies the middle ground between the provocative pulse of Elie Goulding and the artsy refinement of Kate Bush, but it's hardly the sole reason to give Tookah a chance. It's Torrini's most insular yet assured collection of songs to date, as late album offerings like "Animal Games" and the epic, feral, and appropriately titled closer "When Fever Breaks" impress as well, skillfully rounding out a tastefully opulent set that fills the coffers yet never succumbs to avarice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/10/2013
  • Label: Rough Trade Us
  • UPC: 883870068529
  • Catalog Number: 685
  • Sales rank: 31,431

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tookah (2:59)
  2. 2 Caterpillar (3:52)
  3. 3 Autumn Sun (4:11)
  4. 4 Home (3:34)
  5. 5 Elisabet (3:28)
  6. 6 Animal Games (2:56)
  7. 7 Speed of Dark (5:37)
  8. 8 Blood Red (5:07)
  9. 9 When Fever Breaks (7:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Emiliana Torrini Primary Artist, Vocals, Prophet Synthesizer
Sigtryggur Baldursson Percussion, Drums
Dan Carey Organ, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Mellotron, Prophet Synthesizer
Matt Robertson oberheim
Cameron Miller Guitar
Simon Byrt Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Prophet Synthesizer
Ian Kellett Guitar
Liam Hutton Drums
Technical Credits
John Dent Mastering
Alexis Smith Engineer
Emiliana Torrini Composer, Lyricist
Dan Carey Composer, Producer, drum programming
Phil Laslett Images, Layout
Simon Byrt Composer
Ian Kellett Composer
Claire Pepper Portrait Photography
Ali Taylor Mapletoft Art Direction
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