Half Waif – Ceremonial

Merging of influences, as a result of her Indian, Irish, Swiss and American roots, as well as classical training, love of electronic music, and a natural inclination towards a pop hook, Half Waif, a project of Nandi Rose Plunkett, is one of complex sound. New track Ceremonial takes a while to warm to, but once it does the grace and unexpected depth becomes evident. From globules of bouncy pop to classic low string style synths, she shifts through genres with surprising dexterity. There’s a slight off beat to the 4/4 rhythm underpinning the layers which suggests at a slight element of conflict between the inner and outer, a transience, like that of the waif, not fully formed. Even her voice constantly shifts – crisp enunciation falls on the beat, punctuated with chanting gasps,  followed by a soaring bridge and its elongated vocals. A downshift in tempo two minutes in does not seem out of place in a track only 4 minutes long, but instead augments its simple symphonic quality. Currently working on her first full length album KOTEKAN , expect great things.


Published by Francesca Baker

Passionate about music, the world, exploring, literature and smiling. Writing, marketing and events for all my favourite things.

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