Friday, December 31, 2010

Dark Anika

I'm going to wrap up my trilogy of female singers this week with far removed from the first two. While it also is her debut (just like the previous two days), the self titled release by Anika has a COMPLETELY different tone to it that is instantly recognizable as something you don't spin every day. Where as my previous two posts shared deceptively poppy sounding music, Anika takes the dark road, sporting a hazy, almost washed out sound that feels like it's been sent through several muffled layers that have stripped any light or happiness out of it, leaving behind Anika's almost spoken word chants to lure you in. It comes as no surprise that it was produced by Portishead’s Geoff Barrow. I have no doubt that it's either a love it or hate it sound, but try it for yourself to see which camp you fit into.

Visit her label Stones Throw Records and become her friend on MySpace.

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