Boomkat Product Review:
Anoice are a Tokyo based six piece band who fuse classical instrumentation with post rock. I hear what you’re saying – nothing new right? Well you wouldn’t be far wrong, but Anoice’s fusion of Arvo Part with Radiohead or Rachel’s with Godspeed really works, and beneath all the inspiration there’s a burning heart with a sound all of it’s own. The band use piano and electronics beautifully, obviously having a strong background in electronic production – and when they introduce other instrumentation; guitars, drums, violins etc, the sound fleshes out beautifully. A lazy reviewer might compare Anoice to fellow Japanese post rockers Mono, but Anoice have far more restraint and advanced production skill than Mono have ever even attempted. ‘Remmings’ just about holds together as an album, this sort of music is difficult to stay with over 40 minutes, but Anoice try very hard not to let ‘Remmings’ go too over-the-top and hammy. I wouldn’t bee too surprised if this album appeared on Constellation or Temporary Residence, it’s a good first move from an interesting addition to the ‘new wave’ of contemporary post rock.