Emika / Emika
Album: Emika   Collection:General
Artist:Emika   Added:Oct 2011
Label:Ninja Tune  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-10-30 Pull Date: 2012-01-01 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Dec 18 Dec 11 Dec 4 Nov 27 Nov 20 Nov 13
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 13, 2011: There and Back Again
Credit Theme
4. Nov 29, 2011: Orangeasm All-Stars Special
Fm Attention
2. Dec 11, 2011: Crooked Spoke Adjacent
Fm Attention
5. Nov 20, 2011: The Crooked Spoke Adjacent
Be My Guest
3. Dec 04, 2011: lost and found
Come Catch Me
6. Nov 15, 2011: Panorama Barbeque
Drop The Other

Album Review
Rasmus Rygaard
Reviewed 2011-11-01
Ballsy dark synth pop. Emika is part of the Berghain techno palace crew, except not really. This is her debut album out on Ninja Tune, and she mixes a healthy dose of those dark vibes with static and falsetto. There is a cool contrast throughout between Emika’s soft falsetto vocals and the booming drums, bass, and static in the background. Cool stuff. Fans of Hyetal, Zomby, and dark, moody (techno?) sounds should check this out.
Try: 11, 4, 3, 6, 10
FCC: Clean

1) 4:40 Starts out messy, looped. Transitions to dead-simple kick/snare pattern and seductive, manipulated vocals. Piano on outro.
2) 3:33 Twisted synths. Soft vocals on top of industrial reggae. Moody.
3) 3:48 * Tacit intro, very introverted feel. Understated production, solemn feel. Great drum and bass sounds on this one.
4) 4:27 * Heavy production. Static, messed up tremolo vocals. Greeeaaat synth sweeps.
5) 4:01 Backwards counting, electronic bleeps and blops with a guitar hidden somewhere behind the thick veil of static.
6) 4:40 * Dramatic pop song. Really cute, intricate vocals and a matching piano line.
7) 4:15 A heavy, synthetic piece. Lots of drive with occasional synth squeaks.
8) 4:45 Way over the top. The dark electronic diva feel is taken way beyond any point of reason.
9) 3:44 Aphex Twin-ish rushed static mess in stark contrast with Emika’s light falsetto.
10) 3:29 * Cool original production. Great piano sampling. Somewhat dubstep-inspired. That bass sound is deep! Again, great contrasts here.
11) 4:06 ** Surprisingly close to a piano pop song. Adds a whole bunch static, but keeps it sober. I could see this getting big with the cool kids.
12) 2:16 Dramatic piano outro. Time to roll the credits.

Track Listing
1. 3 Hours   7. Pretend
2. Common Exchange   8. The Long Goodbye
3. Professional Loving   9. Fm Attention
4. Be My Guest   10. Drop The Other
5. Count Backwards   11. Come Catch Me
6. Double Edge   12. Credit Theme