Last year, we made Laetitia Tamko, the Cameroon-born and New York-based artist who records as Vagabon, a Band To Watch on the strength of her impressive debut EP Persian Garden. Next week, she’ll follow that up with a truly excellent debut album called Infinite Worlds. Over the album’s eight songs and 28 minutes, Tamko tries out what feels like a half-dozen musical styles: Chunky and expressive ’90s-style fuzz-pop, bloopy retro-futuristic synthscapes, raw and intense acoustic tracks. The album speaks to just how far you can push the DIY, lo-fi aesthetic as long as you apply some vision to it, and it reveals Tamko to be an artist capable of just about anything. We’ve already posted the early tracks “Fear & Force,” “The Embers,” and “Minneapolis.” But the whole album is really something, and now you can stream the whole thing below, via NPR.
Infinite Worlds is out 2/24 on Father/Daughter Records.