Boomkat Product Review:
Cranky ’Societal deterioration vibes’ rendered in scuzzy, ferrous electronics, avant-rock discord and curdled vox by ANA’s newest recruit; Swallow
Ploughing his own path somewhere between Mica Levi, Sharp Veins, and Wanda Group, the latest lamb to ANA expresses an absorbingly sore and rugged sound vibrant with distortion and irascibly dissonant guitars, or maybe guitar pedal-processed synths - we’re not too sure. Quite wickedly it’s not for everyone, but those with a taste for gurned sounds will definitely find something to get their teef into.
‘Chance’ sets out their stall in a concise gob of ambiguously bittersweet guitar shards and stressed synth squeal, with ‘Scab Dance’ expanding his horizon over 10 minutes of lurching rhythm and gutter fuzz that sounds a bit like recent Mica Levi via Flying Nun. ‘I Came But Left’ strikingly introduces their queasily curdled vox on rambunctious drum machine blatz like some wild fusion of Wold and Cindy Lee, and we can’t deny that the elegiac ‘Open Air Pyre’ cuts a bit sharper after days of seeing the Indian covid crisis on the news.