Boomkat Product Review:
Abstract but still discernibly pop, Daniela Lalita's debut EP has the spirit of Björk's early run and the attitude of Rosalía's spiky debut "El Mal Querer".
Peruvian model, visual artist and musician Daniela Lalita has been orbiting the creative world for years, but has waited to put together her first proper statement. When she was only a child, she worked as a voiceover artist for TV commercials, and her rubbery vocalizing still sits at the root of her process. Her voice created a drone opera on the EP's opening title track, eventually chopped through by jagged percussion and magicked into a choir. On 'Tenía Razón' Lalita sounds sugar-sweet at first, but twists her half sung-half rapped vocals as soon as the loping Arca-influenced shuffle stumbles into frame. Then she turns into a choir, alternating between high pitched squeals and sultry low register sensuality over her Buchla wobbles and chaotic drum meshes.
As informed by Medieval music as she is Warp's early catalog, Lalita sounds as if she's not bound to expected convention: 'Atrás' is as eccentric and elastic as Kate Bush, and as toothsome as Ben Frost, while closing track 'Pisoteo', a dedication to her grandmother who survived cancer, tears through Björk's "Vespertine" template, blurring it into woozy, fractal patterns.