Producers Black Zone Myth Chant* (FR), Bear Bones, Lay Low* (BE-VE) and Don’t DJ (DE) join forces to create a new live collaboration called A.N.I..
Over the last 10 years, playing all over the world, they each acquired a reputation for putting the audience into a trance during their solo acts. Those 3 thus merged into rare electronic band to extend the boundaries of their solo experiences.
Trance and daydreaming
Dance emerges to form a collective celebration, a contemporary ritual through hyper-rhythmic music, long polyrhythmics. Contemplation settles with long improvised forms— ambient, industrial, hybrid experiments, for an expedition to new sound territories where electronics, mechanics and the organic mix up. From one polarity to another, from the most intense to the most delicate, there is no limitation, everything is to be explored, in an unexpected journey.
A.N.I. breaks down barriers to create a unified body while settling in the heart of the audience for direct exchanges. By opening up to spontaneous creation, things happen in the present and listeners experience more than just a performance.
To achieve this, they use an arsenal of machines: samplers, prepared turntables, synthesizers, modular, drum machines, effects, voices, etc. These interconnected machines are seen as communicating networks, a real interacting ecosystem that goes beyond sound superposition, where each individual affects each others sound.
Musically speaking, there are influences of ethnic music from around the world (Gnawa music, gamelan, African percussion ensembles), electronic music of all ages (Basic Channel, Pan Sonic, Muslimgauze) and contemporary music (Principe or Nyege Nyege labels), but also the electro-acoustic experiments of the 20th century (Popol Vuh, Conrad Schnitzler, Nurse With Wound, Futuro Antico, etc).
A.N.I. 2019 Dates
9th August – Momento Demento festival – Croatia
16th August – Baleapop festival – St Jean de Luz, France
3rd October – Bal festival – Paris, France
5th October – Maintenant festival – Rennes, France
9th November – Positive Education festival – Saint-Étienne, France
© Gwendal Le Flem
*Bear Bones, Lay Low is a SHAPE artist 2019. Black Zone Myth Chant is a SHAPE artist 2017. SHAPE platform is an initiative co-funded by the Creative Europe Programm of the European Union.