Tash Sultana - 'Terra Firma'


When she first gained notoriety with her breakthrough hit 'Jungle' in 2016, Australian singer and songwriter Tash Sultana was quickly picked as one of the more exciting names to be emerging at the time. With a string of fresh and confident offerings in the subsequent years, she established herself with her 2018 debut album 'Flow State', a record that saw her reach enormous fame in her homeland but just a cult figure elsewhere. Since then, she has doubled down on her smooth and breezy aesthetic as she searches for world domination once again on her sophomore effort 'Terra Firma', a record that displays large swathes of maturity throughout.

While her debut LP showed her in an incredibly confident and uplifting light, there is something far more progressive going on beneath the surface of 'Terra Firma'. Rather than search for that radio friendly aesthetic she has focused on in the past, this new collection looks to toe the line between commercial appeal and less-ventured directions, creating a broad and eclectic release in the process. As an artist that has been completely absorbed by the style of soul and jazz, she fully embraces this intention on her newest material, channelling a traditional sound that she is looking to call her own.

Although it doesn't have much in the way of big and instantly catchy offerings, 'Terra Firma' sees itself as more of a long-form listen, something to let wash over you from start to finish. Tash Sultana is still very much ahead of the curve when it comes to breaking the mould, but it still feels like the best is yet to come from her.

More Reviews

EP: SBTRKT - ’Transitions’
6 years 11 months ago


EP: Com Truise - 'Wave 1'
7 years 3 weeks ago


ALBUMS OF 2013: Top 10-1
7 years 2 months ago

10. Savages – Silence Yourself

ALBUMS OF 2013: Top 20-11
7 years 2 months ago

20. Factory Floor – Factory Floor

ALBUMS OF 2013: Top 30-21
7 years 2 months ago

30. Laura Mvula – Sing To The Moon

ALBUMS OF 2013: Top 40-31
7 years 2 months ago

40. Ryan Hemsworth – Guilt Trips

ALBUMS OF 2013: Top 50-41
7 years 2 months ago

50. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito

EP: Memory9 - 'Red Falcon'
7 years 2 months ago

As one of dozens of new producers looking to make their mark on the world's electronic music stag