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Anikiko, A Smile Is Your Friend

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

By Nick @ neonhearts.com.au


Anikiko (formerly Kiko) has been seen touching people’s souls around town (well… all the way to Tokyo) with a fresh EP in her kit. Like No Other is the third EP we got our hands from Ani Neraldikovas’s amazing trip hopy project, and its safe to say she grown and becomes more comfortable with her talent with each release.

Attached is a 128kbps bounce of the first track from the EP, if you enjoy listening to music at all this is for you. Title track “Like No Other” is definitely a transcending piece of work, it could go anywhere, the bandwagon likes of FBi or could end up on a classics hits station in twenty years time. This stuff is not now music, its good solid and thought out and at the very least heartfelt. With intense moments and chilled soul parts, the trumpet lines over the delicate beats invokes feelings of 90’s triphop/Cafe compilations, unavoidably drawing similarities to the likes of Portishead, Morcheeba and Massive Attack. But who would complain about that?

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