Seems to share the same mood-atmosphere-headspace as Black Sub to me
I felt that too, as New Shores is an album I have difficulty listening to during daytime. To me, it's a "night" album -- one that needs to be listened to at night in the headphones with the lights off to reveal its full magic. And this was the same. I haven't got this album yet, but the three songs on YouTube that didn't affect me in the daylight (to be fair: when I was distracted at work), really grabbed my attention at home at night with the lights off, and I've been playing them constantly ever since.
There's a lot of lyrical similarity between Black Subs and this, too -- "Under Water" especially, where if I remember correctly she even says "new shores" in a line.
Good call on Kate Bush and Exene Cervenka – doesn’t sound like either one individually, but like a mix of both – or at least what we think of instinctively when we hear the names “Kate Bush” (emotional piano-based singing) and “Exene Cervenka” (scratchy, unhinged punk and spoken-word integrity), if that makes any sense …
Also makes me think of Ute Lemper -- but thankfully minus Lemper’s annoying histrionics from recent times, more like her Berlin Cabaret songs era:https://youtu.be/63ej-m1dEJU
Actually, .. now that I think about it, this really does sound like a low cabaret album. Not the music that the musicians play during the cabaret show, but what they play for themselves after the show to console themselves when it’s dark and dingy and the crowds are gone. Very cool.
I'll be buying it for sure.