Roisin Murphy Hairless Toys on 180g LP + CD
Formerly of early '00s dance-pop favorites Moloko and creator of some of that decade's most adventurous solo electronic music albums, the unmistakable Roisin Murphy returns with her new album Hairless Toys. For once the cliches of "eager anticipation" and "welcome return" are not misplaced. Her first album in 8 years, Hairless Toys is a career defining tour de force. Tipping its hat to the dark disco of European house music, Casablanca Records and Grace Jones, while seamlessly taking in the freedom and organic spirit of jazz and gospel.
The genius of Hairless Toys lies in last year's Mi Senti EP, a release mainly of covers, all sung in Italian, a collaboration between Roisin, her partner Sebastiano Properzi, and Eddie Stevens. This "very adult-oriented Disco," channeling Edith Piaf through Studio 54, was a release that reminded us of a creative free spirit with a voice and direction unmistakably her own. Roisin Murphy has developed a truly engaged and loyal fanbase over the past 15 years, one that shares a love of iconic experimental female artists such as Bjork, Lykke Li, Goldfrapp and Sia.
Roisin Murphy Hairless Toys Track Listing:
1. Gone Fishing
2. Evil Eyes
4. Uninvited Guest
6. House Of Glass
7. Hairless Toys (Gotta Hurt)