--Forward >>><<< Backward will see Anomie bring a more bass-heavy, dancefloor-ready approach to the otherwise saturated Australian dubstep scene, bringing a volatile blend of electronica that shuns overblown noise and superficiality in favor of polished beats and political awareness.
From the 1st vocal samples that haunt the EP’s opening track Yesterday's promise of tomorrow, you’ll hear Anomie’s reluctance to believe the lies or swallow the propaganda, slogans or advertising we’re bombarded with everyday. It’s this approach, fusing thoughtfulness with abrasiveness, which defines Forward >>><<< Backward. Steering it into some of the more abrasive places bass music dares to travel, while holding things together in the fashion of a mistress with an instinctual connection to her machines.
I saw Big Society burn on Al Jazeera contrasts horn samples and percussive breaks with a rising cavalcade of electronic noise. Odussomai on the other hand sees Anomie connect with the true spirit of dubstep, something remembered only by a small remaining group of pioneers.
Anomie taps into both the outer creative limits of what’s possible with bass music, as well as the explosive movement that’s happening across the world right now, to take the power back. The international bass scene is advised to keep its eyes peeled!--
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