Muli-instrumentalist Emily Wells is pretty much the definition of "talented" and she shows it off on 2012's Mama. A sultry, intimate little meshing of hip-hop and neo-classical music using self-made loops and a vast array of toy instruments. As clever and talented as she is, Wells could have used her capabilities to create something a little more unique but instead opts for a safe zone somewhere in between Feist and Zooey Deschannel's recipe for "hip" quirky fluff, only a little more bolder and ballsier. It's easy to see the girl is gifted and has a lot more to offer, so I'll definitely be keeping an ear out for her in the future.
3½ one women orchestras out of 5