Boomkat Product Review:
A tasty morsel, this: Oliver Coates and Eliza McCarthy perform two works by pre-eminent composer Mica Levi aka Micachu, originally previewed on the Feeling Romantic Feeling Tropical Feeling Ill mixtape, respectively.
Mica’s first new release since her soundtrack to Jackie finds her working again with longtime collaborator, cellist Oliver Coates, following their Remain Calm  LP with Coates’ rendition of Peace - an intensely jagged and sore piece written for Mica’s mum, which was premiered on NTS in 2014 and re-recorded in 2016 for this release. the results are more gnarled than anything off their album together, and much closer to the almost vicious strings of her soundtrack work, with Coates beautifully channelling the piece’s searing emotion.
On the other hand, following her contribution to the Jackie soundtrack, Eliza McCarthy reprises her role as Mica’s favoured pianist with a tumbling rework of Harpo Dine, whose febrile cadence seems to capture a sense of being drunk on love or booze in its bluesy classical wooze.