Back in 2002, Elaine Lachica caused a minor ripple with her debut record '9'. Echoing both Kate Bush and mid-period Cocteau Twins, it was a refreshingly different record which had an appealing but rather elusive quality to it. 'Apolune' possesses the similar attributes of cymbal splashes, elegiac piano backing and Lachica's vocals which meander so much it'd hard to make out whether she is singing words at all. Just like the dynamics of the record, the tunes are often subtle but once they're detected they become all the more enjoyable especially on the understated 'Milk River', the florid 'Diving Reflex' and the eerie 'Roaming House'. Overall, Lachica seems a free spirit whose melodies tend to float away before you can really grab hold of them but careful listeners should find some enjoyment from this singular talent.