- Release Date 2016-03-04
- Label Emika Records
- Catalog EMKEP01
Lead track Flashbacks is a typically haunting affair whose deeply personal lyrics are a heartening example of how art can turn feelings of trauma into something beautiful.
Her velvety voice belies the deep subject matter while the sounds gracefully tread the line between the brooding and the ethereal, with pulsing, filtered synth delays, low register piano bass octaves and a stuttering slo-mo beat produced with The Exaltics, building an engrossing atmosphere..
Restless Wings goes into more experimental territory - both in terms of composition and concept. "It's about creating a new personality which lives in the internet - something we all know.
Total features the silver-toned soprano star of How To Make A Symphony, Michaela Srumova, and tackles the complicated relationship between a mother and her daughter.
French musician Franck Vigroux provides a stark, shuddering remix of Flashbacks to complete the EP, driven by gnarled blasts of wildly distorted synths and bass grunts, rising to an intense, mesmeric crescendo.
This EP brings together the classical and electronic extremes of the Emika sound, proving that her signature is like no other and continues to evolve.