Updated March 2017:
ANNEKA – LIFE FORCE EP
Digitally Released: 28 April 2017
Label: Anti Ghost Moon Ray Records
Catalogue no.: AGMR027DD
Newly teamed-up with Brighton’s iconic label Anti Ghost Moon Ray Records, producer and singer Anneka is a “purveyor of alternative pop experiments” (The Line of Best Fit) and an artist who creates music as sonically rich and deeply atmospheric as the label’s founder Gazelle Twin.
Anneka is a Brighton-based artist who has previously featured vocally on critically acclaimed albums by Forest Swords, Ital Tek and Falty DL, before developing her own solo material and showcasing it at shows across the UK, Europe and Russia.
Her first offering is debut Life Force EP which combines electronic elements, guitar, field recordings and Anneka’s vocal which is the focal point of her sound. Anneka’s voice is regularly used as an instrument, often with improvised vocals layered on top of each other or sampled through effects pedals. Lyrically the EP finds its inspiration in literature and film, with the title track - inspired by films such as Under The Skin and Ex Machina – written from the perspective of an android trying to understand and replicate what it means to be human. Whilst A Strange and Distant Town takes its title from Haruki Murakami’s novel The Wind Up Bird Chronicle (and aptly includes field recordings made whilst Anneka was visiting Japan).
Following the release of teaser track End Of It, which picked up BBC 6 Music play by Mary Anne Hobbs and premiered on Dummy (audio) and The Line of Best Fit (video), Anneka is releasing her 4-track debut Life Force EP via Anti Ghost Moon Ray Records on 28 April.
Life Force EP was written and mainly produced by Anneka (with help from long-term collaborator and producer Ital Tek who also mixed the tracks). The Life Force EP comes with a digital booklet of photographs and artwork created by Anneka in collaboration with photographer Will Hartley. Anneka has also directed and edited videos to accompany End Of It, Life Force and A Strange and Distant Town.
3.A Strange and Distant Town
4.End of It
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