Constructing layers of samples upon organic and artificial sounds, over the course of the eleven tracks Anita builds a very efficient and atmospheric electronic record. This album fits perfectly alongside the best work of peers such as Autechre, Aphex Twin and Squarepusher, so it would be tragic to not see this artist have a long successful career.
Nothing particularly new happens on the record. We're not treated to advances in recording techniques, we aren't made to suffer a desperate pandering to current trends, we're not confused by an overwhelming creative desire to use new time patterns and overall you might think you have heard this all before. Personally, I believe this adds to the reassuring charm of this record.
Notable highlights for me are the fantastically moody 'Dun (By Bulb)' and the seasickness-inducing, trippy 'Hippocamping', both evidence of the ability Anita possesses in genuine songcraft. It will be interesting to hear how Anita's future output builds on this good start.
Posted: Sun 17 June 2012