Photo KAREN VANDENBERGHE
As Emika gets set to record her first symphony with the Prague Metropolitan Orchestra, the shape-shifting producer/singer has unveiled a separate EP that pushes her experimental pop music even further. Due out March 4th, the self-released Flashbacks switches gears with every song, from its ominous title track to the synth-laced soprano work of “Total” and the ravaged, Kid A-like circuitry of “Restless Wings.” Frank Vigroux also recorded a noisy remix that wouldn’t sound out of place on an old Nine Inch Nails album. It’s truly gnarly.
Here’s what Emika had to say about today’s #selftitledpremiere, a moody “Flashbacks” video that was made in Iceland with two iPhones:
It’s about the flashbacks I suffer with—strong, unique moments that refuse to release me. I am always being pulled back in time from my present awareness into a parallel world of trapped memories. It’s often terrifying and very disorientating. These experiences are a world of inspiration for my work.
(Emika Records, March 4th)
1. Flashbacks (Radio Edit)
2. Restless Wings
3. Total (feat. Michaela Srumova)
4. Flashbacks (Franck Vigroux Remix)
5. Flashbacks (feat. Michaela Srumova) [Bonus Mix]