Playlist – Emika & Improvisations X Inspirations


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Emika to Arcana’s playlist section.

One of electronic music’s most versatile artists, she is adding another string to her bow with the launch of new label Improvisations X Inspirations.

Their first collection, Inspiration Drop 1, is available as of today – and it features six striking new compositions. None more so than Eomac’s Drip, Splash, Bubble & Flow, a track created entirely from recorded water drips and drops:

Classical inspirations can be found in the music of Katta, composer and organist at the Prague Church – her Sen I has a thick and timeless ambience, its colours brightening as the track progresses. Violinist Sebastian explores the penetrating tones of the instrument on Slow Arrival, while Schlindwein brings a classical elegance to the synthesizer with Life & Death Choral.

Emika herself collaborates with an old friend, Paul Frick, the two celebrating their creative reunion with In Parallel III, a propulsive piece exploring attractive timbres with more percussive instruments.

Arcana can complement the release of this music by pointing you towards Emika’s Inspirations playlist on Spotify, where you can explore the stimulus behind this new music and discover some stimulating contemporary music. With music from sources as diverse as John Surman, Steve Reich, Bernard Herrmann and Burial, you are pretty much guaranteed to hear something new and exciting – especially as Emika regularly updates the playlist:

Inspiration Drop 1 is available digitally or through USB Card from Improvisations X Inspirations. To listen and order, visit the Bandcamp site here

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