Boomkat Product Review:
Another bewitching, enigmatic entry from Chicago’s Lynn label, this one checking Oakland/Sarasota’s D!ANA navigate a surreal traverse of mystic woodwind, abstract techno and occult sci-fi gestures with singular vision.
Smartly working out of time and place, on A.ngel of A.dmonition your protagonist D!ANA casts her spell with stealthy magick, eazing us in with stereo-shifting vocals and flute in the spectral chamber piece Hex Break, to recall elements more oblique elements of Teresa Winter in the smudged transition from windswept abstraction to thrumming techno and alien dissonance with Chaos Warp.
At the EP’s apex, The Witch Was Right pairs Prurient or Carpenter-esque synth strikes with a pall of cinematic foley, D!ANA’s vocals incant at the middle of the scene, and the sacrificial ambience of Shadow Beheading gives way to a visually evocative passage of cackles, stark lacunae and plaintive, echoic vocals leading to a poignant, if slightly cartoonish, mix of BM and new age-style synth gestures.
We’re sure you’ll agree this is a standout EP and introduction to D!ANA.