Boomkat Product Review:
Anne Gillis’ 2021 album for Japan’s Art Into Life label, back in print, featuring abstracted and slowly evolving experiments at the intersection of musique concrète and computer soundsculpting, with an emphasis on digital distortion, hiss and disruption, within an art-pop framework.
“For the first time in 27 years since 1994’s “Euragine”, Anne Gillis is back with an album of new works. “Her long-awaited 7th solo album is completed and she still continues to progress and evolve musically, this work is constructed primarily around primitive hiss noise and error sounds.
Here she has woven a musical tapestry that is more blurred, obscured, and noise-oriented than her earlier work. With the strong cohesiveness of her disquieting singing voice in a thunderous roar bellowing from the inner depths, the repetition of the dense glitch sounds, and the nostalgic concept of the obscure rhythm track (track 5) will remind us of her days when she went by the alias Devil’s Picnic.”