How Much Works is Melbourne mainstay Esther Edquist’s first official full-length release, a collection of ten melancholic tales made all the more affecting by Edquist’s distinctive vocal and lyrical prowess.
Though pegged by some as a folk artist, the most enchanting moments on the record come when Edquist employs piano and synthesisers, with tracks such as Tail Light and Closing Time an impressive foray into dream pop territory. Edquist’s recognisable bass-playing still serves as a centrepiece for Sweet Whirl’s sound however, with How To Count an obvious standout track made all the more captivating by the instrument’s steady anchor.
How Much Works by Sweet Whirl is out May 29 via Chapter Music/Inertia.
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