By Nick at www.neonhearts.com.au
Its no secret that we dig Anikiko ultra style, we have blogged about her previously, we also have booked her at sin-e twice in the past year, and probably will do again before the years out, you just dont get many acts like this. Ani recently gave us a copy of her new EP, Soul Naked Before You and gave us the go ahead to share the title track with you.
This is a very intimate and introverted release with some delicate moments that keeps you holding on the entire way. With a unique interpretation of the Nine Inch Nails track Piggy with strings and all slotted right in the middle. Utilising dub like sounds Recuperate shows shows just how different Ani is to her often close comparisons Beth Gibbons and Bjork etc – Definitely our favourite from the release. Let Me Infuse flows with the acoustic beauty we have come to love from Anikiko, coupled with those trusty dub beats and wind instruments. Overall the EP comprises a detailed emotional and intricate journey.
Be sure to watch Anikiko’s my space or facebook page closely for details on how to get your hands on your own copy of the whole thing in the coming weeks, and check out the NIN cover whiule your there.