Lost Where I Belong
Released: Aug 2010
Label: NINJA TUNE LTD (Digital)
After her breakout performances on Bonobo's Black Sands, the London vocalist steps out on her own with Lost. Bonobo occupies the producer's chair, lending his own signature downtempo stamp to the record; but he also lies back, crafting a largely acoustic soul backdrop to ensure that Triana's voice assumes center stage. The results are essentially neo-soul for a new decade, rootsy and traditional without sacrificing sonic interest. It's a fine, affecting listen, a beautiful example of understated, downcast soul.