Adena Atkins: The Slowest Curve mini review

By on October 5, 2012

I absolutely love lyrics that are more like poetry than meticulously constructed rhyme schemes. I enjoy them even more when they’re backed by instruments that aren’t forced to fit with the lack of lyrical structure. Overall, this is an incredibly calming EP full of floating synth textures and vocals that are almost comparable to an elementary school teacher reading to their class. 

What makes this EP stand out is the production value. It’s a textbook example of what happens when you level everything out just right. No instrument goes unheard or muffled, and no one sound overpowers anything else. While I’d like to hear a bit more diversity on her upcoming full-length, for a debut EP The Slowest Curve gets the job done. I’m interested, and I’ll definitely check out the LP. 

You can stream the songs on her Facebook page here:

RIYL: Imogen Heap, a little Jenn Ghetto, Kate Bush

Track Listing: 

1. Glass
2. End of Story
3. April Rain
4. Hot Gray Morning

Review by Alisha Kirby – HHM