Capricorns: limitless in resilience, relentless towards adversity and steep in emotional depth.
TSHA faucets into the guts, soul and spirit of her astrological solar signal on her debut album, Capricorn Solar, a swelling stunner out now through Ninja Tune. The 13-track LP is mountain-moving at its finest, and constant within the punch of its hooks. And whereas the facility of TSHA’s free-flowing preparations might take a second to hit their stride, her work is of the breed that transforms on the dancefloor.
Take the slow-building rapture of “Dancing within the Shadows” (with Clementine Douglas), for instance. Ecstasy bubbles beneath the floor of orchestral chords and Douglas’ impassioned flows. It is easy to think about TSHA, who was named one among EDM.com‘s finest music producers in 2021, conducting a crowd, full-body religious experiences abound beneath the trance-inducing melodic home of its drop.
Then there’s “OnlyL” (with NIMMO), an act of catharsis that—when preceded by the rhythmic dynamism of “The Mild”—turns into much more of a rallying name. Synths billow up as if from inside and so they burst with a feathery contact as NIMMO cries, “I wish to really feel new love tonight.”
TSHA takes us to the celebs and again on Capricorn Solar, her sky enchanted with an electropop sensibility corresponding to the odysseys of ODESZA. “Anxious Thoughts” (additionally with Douglas) toys with the dichotomy between laborious and gentle amongst shimmering sound design. “Giving Up” is a stirring love music of persistence, impressed by TSHA’s romantic relationship with featured vocalist Mafro. “Water” (with Oumou Sangaré) pays homage to the sounds of Malian Groat music, a West African fashion that accompanies oral histories with conventional drums and strings.
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Lest we overlook the intimate delicacy of “Sister,” a vocal chop-driven home report that—since its launch in 2020—has change into a TSHA hallmark. The comforting sweeps of its sonics hit even more durable within the context of an album impressed by practically three years of feelings and experiences.
“I wish to determine with among the constructive traits of a Capricorn: the hardiness and the work ethic… but additionally the sensitivity,” TSHA defined in a press launch. “Naming the album ‘Capricorn Solar’ was a great way of claiming ‘that is me’…The songs on the album signify completely different elements of me.”
Hearken to Capricorn Solar beneath and stream the album right here.