In an age when producers and artists approach their products with a kitchen sink mentality (“If it’s got a decent hook, let’s chuck it in!”), it’s refreshing to encounter an artist who opts to walk a quieter, more introspective path. JosĀ»e Hurlock is one such artist. First heard on Hefner’s long-player Residue, this gossamer-voiced chanteuse easily sucks you into her cozy, warm cocoon with a haunting album that is pure poetry without the pretense. A stunningly beautiful debut that will stir you viscerally.