Annluk’s debut album “Ushna” makes a big point of playing with contrasting elements. Through the sheer verve created by the musical tension between the shrill buzz of an Indian shrutibox and electronic sampling, between Westafrican polyrhythms, flamenco and jazz, throbbing distorted dub beats and the magical voice of lead singer Misa, the band Annuluk has made one of the most poetic and thrilling debut albums of the year. The album “Ushna” will be available from the 12th of April on Kick The Flame (Broken Silence).
The whole mindset of the music is the coming together of primeval spirituality and the technologically advanced present with lead singer Misa at the core.
Her voice playfully fuses all kinds of emotional territory be it flirtatiousness, motherly love, an intimate closeness, a distant unruliness or excited anticipation.
The songs on Ushna, written mainly by Misa, take you on a trip to where Mari Boine and the Voix Bulgares hold ice cream hands with the urban hymns of Massive Attack and Björk.
She sings in a language of her own which she calls “the language of her soul” and its spectrum reaches from gentle cooing to ecstatic screaming and is open to all kinds of spiritual assocciations which is both extremely captivating and mesmerizing.
The ancient shamanic chanting, the modern urban rhythms, the electronic elements and the diverse musical styles that twist and turn to the magical voice of Misa is why Annuluks sound is a mystical and spiritual journey that takes you back and forth in time and space. This accomplishment is what makes Annuluks debut so important and so very exciting.
released December 4, 2013
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