"I died a week ago/There's nothing left": So begins "The Wheel," a standout on the first full-length album from hoodie-loving Vienna-via-U.K. singer-songwriter-producer Sohn, a.k.a. Toph Taylor. Like a soulman version of OG selfie pioneer Cindy Sherman, Sohn casts his falsetto in blues-worthy scenarios – a one-man band balancing songcraft and heady post-dubstep production better than James Blake or Rhye, two inevitable comparisons. Yet Sohn, who has remixed Disclosure and others, is his own man-machine. Check the stuttered backing vocals on "Bloodflows" and the robo-gospel pleas of "Tempest," which make mere Auto-Tune R&B seem like Grandma's jams in comparison.
From The Archives Issue 1208: May 8, 2014
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