gaelle – transient (2004)

Gaelle had a lot on her mind in 2004, or maybe it was one omnipresent thought. Either way, one hundred words might be too few to list the genres she brandished on her sole full-length release. Gaelle’s stunning house shines through padded kicks, nocturnal moods, and, later on, longing piano licks. The R&B and neo-soul are built using the same materials, contributing soft melodic hooks that help tighten the more downtempo ballads. Transient is substantial enough in size to clear its busy mind, but there’s no catharsis when it’s over: just a clear account of early 00s solitude in all its sexiness. 

25/30

A favourite: ‘Give It Back’ 

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