Falling in Love With Sadness Emika
- 1Wash It All Away03:28
- 2Could This Be05:03
- 7Falling (Reprise)02:08
- 8Falling in Love With Sadness03:46
- 11Wash It All Away (Waterfalls Version) (Bonus Track)05:43
Info for Falling in Love With Sadness
Ex-Ninja Tune artist Emika releases her 5th album Falling In Love With Sadness on her own imprint, Emika Records.
Bringing bold new tendencies to a world of avant-garde classicism, popular song and contemporary electronic minimalism, Berlin-based Emika has, since the turn of the decade, transposed perceived notions of music on its head.
Falling In Love With Sadness, is co-produced with Robert Witschakowski of The Exaltics, and will be released to coincide with World Mental Health Day, the 10th of October 2018. A portion of proceeds will go to a UK-based mental health charity.
Alongside the release, Emika is inviting people from all over the world to share their experiences of depression, anonymously and in different languages, on her website (www.emikarecords.com) to create a 'River Of Sadness’, a lyric from the opening track of her brand new album, and also to raise awareness of mental illness.
“We’re incredibly grateful for the support from Emika and her team in raising funds for Music Minds Matter. Every penny raised will go towards providing a listening ear, emotional support, information and counselling for anyone working in music who needs it. We have already helped hundreds of people through the service and with this support, we can be a lifeline to many more.” (Christine Brown, Director of External Affairs at HMUK)
“It’s great to be part of an initiative which sees money and awareness raised for Help Musicians UK’s Music Minds Matter service, a truly worthwhile cause. This is a subject close to my heart; making this album helped me and now I want to use it to help others, and seeing it benefit the charity and its supporters will be phenomenal.” (Emika)
a musician and performer also known as Emika, has a geographical track record as diverse as they come. Born in the UK of Czech heritage, she spent many musically formative years in Bristol before relocating to the equally rich sonic landscape of Berlin. Emika takes all of her roots and melds them, lending context to her narrative-driven music.
Classically trained in piano and composition, she went on to study music technology at university and worked as a sound designer before pursuing music-making full-time, a career that now manifests in the writing, producing and mixing of all of her own work. Despite her self-described "nerdy," studio-based background, she notes a major shift in her recent output evolving from the isolated nature of her self-titled debut LP to a more interactive and freewheeling piece of work in this year's acclaimed DVA, an opus dreamt up in her Berlin apartment and created entirely herself.
The character of her performances has seen an evolution as well; she excitedly describes the interaction between her sound technician, light technician and choreographer which shapes the live show she's taken worldwide. Emika emphasises the live value of her performances: she and her small crew improvise together for each show, with the result becoming totally unpredictable and a very real response to the audience at hand.
Emika describes her music somewhere at the conjunction between "futuristic storytelling, club context and classical influences"--and it's caught the attention of a slew of collaborators including Tommy Four Seven, Pinch, Nick Hoppner, Paul Frick, Brand Brauer Frick, Amon Tobin and Marcel Dettman (with whom she co-produced a song for his forthcoming record).
After spending a good part of the year travelling everywhere from America to Ukraine, this autumn will see her embark on her first headline tour in Russia, in addition to a number of gigs across Europe. As long as she continues to push her unique singer-songwriter-meets-Berghain sound, there's no sign of slowing down.
This album contains no booklet.