Not an early morning record more a late night one, Lost Ships is accessible yet highly arty. Recorded at la Buissonne in the south of France a month before lockdown 'I'm A Fool To Want You' is the outlier but not the most successful track, more convincing by far is 'Numb'. Fred Thomas on piano on the title track provides one of the best moments and is an ideal, introverted, accompanist. Matthieu Michel's role on flugel is not really that significant apart from providing a little interesting colour here and there, but underneath the vocal on 'Numb' it adds a certain ominous quality that helps make the track compelling. While not a horn player's record fundamentally the record is more about sublime harmonies mainly emanating from Rob Luft and Thomas and that persuasive voice. Duni's sound is reminiscent of Christine Tobin especially but not exclusively on 'Flying Kites' and 'Empty Street' and certainly in her eclecticism and command of varied repertoire that encompasses an Albanian folk side, referencing the country of Duni's birth, shares with Tobin an ability to put her own stamp on anything that she chooses to sing. The best, isn't it always, is kept to last and Duni's memorable take on Charles Aznavour's 'Hier encore' clearly suggests such a thought. On ECM.