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The Anix – Hologram (Digital Album – FiXT Music)

By Jan 8,2020

Genre/Influences: Dark-pop, power-pop, wave-pop, electro-rock.

Background/Info: The Anix is now active for nearly twenty years and strikes back with a new album on FiXT. Driven by the creative mind of Brandon Smith, this work brings us ten new songs –except for those who already discovered the “Digital Bath”-single.

Content: The Anix remains a truly sonic enigma; their sound being more the result of multiple influences instead of a music style properly speaking. It for sure has something electro/wave-pop like, the songs are powerful and there’s also a kind of American industrial touch on top. You mix it all with sensual vocals and you maybe can get an idea of how “Hologram” sounds like.

+ + + : Diversity is the keyword to describe The Anix, but it also is the band’s main strength. The fusion between all their influences happened with meticulosity and the result is worthy of examination. From the brilliant opening cut “Renegade” featuring a great outburst during the chorus to the wafting and analogue sounding “Interference” to the somewhat grunge-driven “Digital Bath”, The Anix confirms their eclecticism.

– – – : The risk incorporating too many influences in your work is to get an album, which sounds like a compilation. That’s the single reproach I would make about “Hologram”.

Conclusion: The Anix remains a pretty singular project, which once again brings multiple, but related influences and styles together. This is the work of a sonic chameleon!

Best songs: “Renegade”, “Interference”, “Live Forever”.

Rate: (7).

Artist: http://theanix.com / www.facebook.com/theanix

Label: www.fixtonline.com / www.facebook.com/fixtmusic



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