Following on from Redg Weeks’ superlative Run To Your Mama redux of a couple weeks back, the In to Weeks’ Vada – Geoff Barrow – here clambers up the reverb tower to rework a previously unreleased Anika track entitled Bloodhound. Typically claustrophobic though at that same time a little more loose in contrast with the usual brood, the adopted Berlinerin returns with quintessentially inauspicious lyrics of “They’re coming to get you/ They won’t stop ’til you’re found” which ooze forth from gloopy gusts of echo and fade. Similarly rhythmically, there’s an alert tightness intrinsic to the skittering cymbals and yet these are omnipresently underpinned by profoundly reverberant snares, toms and so on – this perfectly disconcerting mélange thus a bricolage of the expansive and the restrictive; the extrovert and the esoteric. And it’s one that’s well worth sinking your teeth deep into.
An eponymous EP is anticipated of Anika springtime, while she joins the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on their day of next month’s I’ll Be Your Mirror.