"She does manage to maintain an ethereal sense of mystery with her elegant electro-melancholy"
Ella Thompson seems a busy person.
The Melbourne singer flits between projects like a musical fairy godmother, sprinkling her brand of soulful vocals over songs from various bands including The Bamboos and Dorsal Fins. As her debut solo album, Janus is, then, not a complete stylistic surprise. However, she does manage to maintain an ethereal sense of mystery with her elegant electro-melancholy. She steers clear of traditional dance music, choosing instead to run with more of the stargazing sounds that feel nostalgic for the future. Janus was the Roman god of beginnings, and this album is a flying start.