Ani Kyd 'Entangle' (EP stream)

Ani Kyd 'Entangle' (EP stream)
Ani Kyd's prior solo material — plus her band work with projects like Approach the Throne and Fuel Injected .45 — focused on metal, punk and rock, but the Vancouverite takes a softer approach her latest effort. Entangle is out digitally on January 7 through Alternative Tentacles, and it's available to stream in full at Exclaim.ca.

The first half of this six-song EP comes from a session with local punk Stephen Hamm (of the Evaporators). These tunes are filled with dark crooning and cinematic drama like one might expect to hear from a James Bond theme song.

The EP's second half is a sonically diverse collage of styles; "Taking a Leap" is a futuristic baroque ballad, while "Box of Broken Toys" is quirkily computerized and experimental, and "Put the Lies Away" ends the album with straight-forward, guitar-driven alt-rock.

Stream the songs below. The EP is available to pre-order on iTunes.