Sanso-Xtro: Sentimentalist (CD, Type, May 2005)

Melissa Agate’s debut was something pretty special. She combines unconventionally played strings with unknown plucked instruments (the internet suggests the kalimba, which is a Kenyan so-called thumb piano) and various chimes and bells — and, y’know, whatever other instruments she could find, along with occasional breathlike wordless vocals. The results are delicate and beautiful.

I bought this from Boomkat. They call is Electronic, which seems a bit wrong, though it does kind of defy categorization.

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