ANNA explores celestial themes in ‘Haze Moon’ [EP Review]
ANNA made her debut on Matador’s Rukus imprint with her drum-centric remix of “Stanleys.” Having released a wide array of highly-praised pieces since then, the exploding Brazilian talent returns to the label in 2017 with a full EP, in the process becoming the first artist outside Matador himself to release an entire body of work on Rukus.
Appropriately titled Haze Moon, the two-tracker is quite celestial in nature. Its namesake opener kicks thing off on a hypnotic note, soaring through futuristic, almost dystopian synth accents which are brought back down to earth with heavy kicks that evoke a carnal reaction. The aftertaste is a striking blend of ethereal and dark.
“Far Beyond” ends the EP on a slightly lighter foot, still painting images of exploring the cosmos with airy, yet subtle vocal accents and driving tech house percussion that unfolds gradually into a peak-time roller. Once again, cleverly-placed synths bolster the overall spacey atmosphere that is also present in “Far Beyond.”
An EP by the likes of ANNA is not complete without the likes of equally talented remixers. Techno legend Marc Houle provides an even heavier, sinister take on “Far Beyond,” while Rukus head Matador twists “Haze Moon” into a groovy, retro-esque offering.
Listen to Haze Moon below, and order it here: