Previously only available in her native France, Delaney's self-titled debut fits in well with Pehr Label's tastes for releasing subtle, dreamy and folk-inflected music. Christelle Delaney sings all but two songs in her native tongue. A good thing in this case as the English-spoken tracks miss out the seductive qualities of the French ones. Musically, the scope is wide as Delaney appears as a muted PJ Harvey ('Sur La Place Lili Boulanger'), testing herself on ambient folk (''La Nuit On A Toujours Tout') as well as some primtive glam/electro ('Une Musique Tragique'). Sadly, there are occasions where Delaney's vocals seem almost too restrained to the point of boredom and it's probably no small coincidence that the darkest, angriest song - the tightly-wound aggression of 'Comme Aux Alentours' - is the best track on the album. Flaws aside, it's gratfiying to hear a record where so much variety is covered without compromising identity.