Published Aug 05, 2015On Femme Fractale: An Opera of Reflection, New York-based artist Mem Nahadr (who alternatively goes by M. Nahadr or simply "M") hits us with a musical project that is equal parts operatic and industrial. The album features the multidisciplinary artist's approach to progressive soul: By combining contemporary rhythms with classical soundscapes, she produces an open-ended and challenging piece of work.
Nahadr defines the 18-track Femme Fractale as "the evanescence of all boundaries and lines placed on women." Tracks like "Grey Aria" delve into a '90s dance sweet spot, "Panacea" impresses with its emotional expanse and "Gone" feels folksy and modernist at once. The complex Femme Fractale is a weighty, worthy work that digs into free-flowing lyrical soul, ethereal instrumentals and multi-dimensional arias. (Mem Nahadr Music)