Author: Kitty Empire
Date: 5(?) August 1998.
Unjustly pilloried many years ago by the cool police for wanting to be Leonard Cohen, Tanita Tikaram returns once more to the pop fray with some trickling beats and a Finnish string quartet on constant loop. Suffice it to say, it's not a wholly felicitous union, although Tanita's remarkable voice is a thing of husky beauty. To make things even more embarrassing, Chandrasonic of Asian Dub Foundation apparently popped in from the studio next door to do precisely diddly-squat of use to said disappointing tune in a remix capacity. Oh, and the title of the forthcoming Tanita Tikaram album is "Cappuccino Songs". There's really nothing polite one can say to that, is there?