Following the exceptional Not Listening EP and DJ Kicks comp for !K7, Maja Jane Coles slows down the dance BPM a touch for her 2013 full-length debut, Comfort. Quite a bit bluer and calmer, where her previous music featured the four-on-the-floor pep of traditional house, this album falls closer to witch house and the rainy gloom associated with trip-hop. "Blame," featuring Nadine Shah, feels most reminiscent of this '90s Manchester style; that is, until the introduction of "Wait for You," which features Tricky's notoriously whisper-sexy vocals. A variety of other notable guests keeps things moving, including Kim Ann Foxman, Karin Park, Catherine Pockson (of Alpines), Thomas Knights, and Miss Kittin. Since her first album's release, Coles has already undergone a chilling makeover, and it fits her hand-in-glove, making it anyone's guess where she'll go from here.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Lymangrover