This latest four track EP by Glasgow’s Kleopatra takes her to new heights of dramatic electronica.
Leading off is the storming ‘Pretty Bones’, an onslaught of sampled beats, stop/start percussion and treated vocals.
Track 2 ‘Xanax’ is lower-key but shows up her great vocal style, in something almost like a ballad… who’d have thought!
‘Machina’ gets right back into it, with a soulful foray into introspection (“have you always known…”) complete with building synths which then unleash a banger of percussion and other thumps – drum and bass and then some!
And closer ‘Generic’ gives us more cut-up samples along with further pounding mid-temp beats.
Arriving as an artist this year can’t be easy but on the strength of material like this, Kleopatra demands attention…