FKA Twigs
(Young Turks)

Electronic music has grown up. FKA Twigs, whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett, and her master production team have crafted a seamless blend of hip-hop, R&B and electronica that feels true and meaningful. The electronic landscape has morphed, and tracks on “LP1” like “Two Weeks,” “Video Girl” and “Pendulum” show that beautiful and organic art is possible with a Korg Kaoss pad and a MacBook Pro. Twigs is an artist that has found her place among ethereal and sometimes intensely dark samples and beats. Something threatening seems to come through her music and, at times, that same sort of doom is quite soothing. The closest musical comparison seems to be Bjork, but FKA Twigs is definitely something special and — thankfully — an artist who seems to be creating a substantive and challenging body of work.