Boomkat Product Review:
Named in reference to a Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney song, Blood Embrace is the latest full-length from Brighton electronica artist Calika. As is true to form the album is full of organically spliced together beats and samples but with plenty of fresh, high-end production elements keeping the compositions fresh and melodically switched-on. A slightly darker, more subdued feel permeates this album, and Calika sounds all the better for it, fashioning a string of powerful soundscapes through the early stages, peaking with the off-kilter, junkyard folk-hop of 'Melcher', before entering into sinister jazz club mutations on 'Headset' and the haunting 'In The Dark', which sounds rather like an eroded away reinterpretation of John Carpenter's Halloween soundtrack. Good stuff.