Emikas new album channels electroclash era rapid-fire bass and syncopated beats amidst soaring synths. A songwriter who wears her heart on her sleeve, with deeply personal sentiments imbuing her brooding, expansive soundscapes throughout this record. The intricate, deft production flourishes that flow through the album and the breadth of moods showcased point illustrate a fully-fledged artist. Pitches her voice down on the vampish Miracles to duet with herself in haunting fashion.
‘DREI’ is ultimately about freedom. Coping with freedom. Limitations vs Freedom. The shock of a miracle. The madness of being alone. Ambitions and insecurities. The perils of a limitless creative mind. And without a doubt, my desire to produce fat hard beats without needing anyone - complete with a fresh sound. - Emika (added: 2015-04-09 21:28:31 )