After establishing herself in the epicentre of the bass world with a series of singles that brought her praise from people like Mary Anne Hobbs and Thom Yorke, Emika is getting ready to release her debut album on Ninja Tune. The self-titled record is a compendium of experiences of the young Czech British woman, originating from the places she has been living in over the past few years. The album is influenced, on that note, by the dubstep explosion she experienced in Bristol and also by the techno she heard at the Berghain club in Berlin, the city she lives in right now. The combination is not an objective but a starting point for songs written from a traditional pop perspective, yet still wrapped in futuristic sonic layers. Because in Emika's music, electronica has as much of an influence as her training as a classical pianist, which translates into a strong “narrative” component in her compositions. The twelve tracks on the album were written and recorded by Emika herself in her bedroom, with the help of esteemed engineer Rashad Becker on the production. The record will be out on 3rd October, but you can listen to fragments of it here already.