ALBUM REVIEW: Maria Uzor – Soft Cuts | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Castles In Space

Released: 13.10.23







Maria Uzor’s debut album keenly sculpts its own figure, defiant and joyful, head-strong, electronically experimental and devilishly groovy. The Soft Cuts being those micro-aggressions that are racially endemic, forming a personality that defiantly revels in discovery, developing resilience through a creative process not left to chance but inspired by their own exploration and self awareness.

It’s a “very loose concept album” that progresses through stages of a life tentative in emergence From The Silence, belligerent in the thumping Mighty Mighty ultimately leading to enlightenment in the closing track and seeking in reflection Your Approval, even that is not crucial, just give it and live. A truly remarkable and sophisticated first long form outing from an enthralling and experienced soul.


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