Parables of Neptune - Minnesota's best albums of the year (so far): Star Tribune

Lady Midnight & Afrokeys, “Parables of Neptune” 
After cutting her teeth everywhere from Malamanya gigs to P.O.S. records, the versatile Adriana Rimpel (aka Lady Midnight) paired up with former Atmosphere keyboardist Erick Anderson (aka Afrokeys) on a headphones-ready, late-night-zoned five-song EP that puts her alluring, ethereal vocal talents and cool, earthy persona out front. Part Jill Scott and part Marian Hill, this coming-out EP fits in locally alongside ZuluZuluu with its cosmic sonic flavor but mindful lyrics, as the dramatic opener “All Day” gives way to the playful buzzer “Bumble” and then an infectious ode to infatuation, “Crazy.” (The release party for “Parables of Neptune” is Thursday at Icehouse in Minneapolis, 10 p.m., $10,