ANFS – The Age Of Ephemeral Man (Vinyl 12” – Inner Surface Music)
Genre/Influences: Dark-techno, industrial-techno, IDM.
Background/Info: ANFS is a Greek producer who has already released a few EP’s. This new release has been released on the UK based label Inner Surface Music and features 3 tracks plus 1 remix.
Content: There’s a small sonic bridge between techno and industrial music and that’s what ANFS confirms from start on. The repetitive loops moves towards a crescendo reaching a climax when buzzing horn sounds join in.
Even if the work is somewhat repetitive it also is sophisticated and sometimes reminds me of Orphx. It’s a kind wazoo of dark-techno format accomplished with industrial elements which always moves towards a real apotheosis.
There also is a very noticeable remix by Berliner producer Honzo, which still sounds pretty dark and a bit visionary like when it comes to techno music.
+ + + : More and more producers confirm that the ‘usual’ techno productions are just for fashion trend lovers. ANFS mixes techno- and industrial music, which sounds dark and totally underground-like. “Blood Trophy” and “VPA” both are outstanding pieces of music that will make you dance.
– – – : The A-side sounds absolutely great while the B-side features a cool remix, but the remix between both sides is really noticeable.
Conclusion: “The Age Of Ephemeral Man” features a great sonic intercourse between techno- and industrial music. It’s an open-minded production appealing for a wider audience of dance freaks.
Best songs: “VPA”, “Blood Trophy”.