Total Recall – AMMO (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

We know that all the best things come in small packages and ahead of a two-track release, which in the past would have gone by the ungainly name of a double A-side single, LA-based multi-instrumentalist, AMMO, releases just one of those tracks to light the way. And light the way it does, shimmering and shining in all its cinematic, dreamy glory. 

The references are as brilliant as they are obvious, Cocteau Twins, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Dead Can Dance, even Enya in a more “out-there” and experimental mood and Total Recall will have industry scribblers reaching for much over-used words such as haunting, ethereal and otherworldly. I’ll opt for candescent or perhaps might give kaleidoscopic a go, but any of these are perfect as a great springboard for the listener’s expectations.

AMMO’s own description of her sonic creations is,  “the kind of music that should soundtrack a sand-dune-to-shoreline road movie by David Lynch”. And as I can’t think of a better description for this single, I will just end there, adding only this final endorsement. Buy. This. Track.

Now!

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