Vogue, energetic, prepossessed, new...that’s you. Bonaface give me ingenue. Trill, lithe, that’s what you do...baby how strong are we?
What would you say, what wouldn’t you do for the crew?
Pure, Beyond Reproach is the new studio album from vibrational club artist Egyptrixx. New sensations + new energy; jeep music for a saturn moon. An exercise in physical sound and granular symbolism, this record suggests a parallel between the total impact of human tendency towards absolute loyalty and an imagined, sub-threshold percussion of collisions among all the oceanic micro-plastics. Bap emotion >> this and that.
The aesthetic is pacific litter clank; chill torrents and artificial triumphalism...actual glow. Repetition apes tidal energy, a reminder of the revolutionary capability of sound. splashing, pounding, dripping, phasing. Glinted piles of shatter swept back and forth - crystal ammunition // liquid contemplation. Anodyne ammo mimics the erasure of ethics via dispersion, backlit by the low key petroleum tangle of
Pure, Beyond Reproach is out now on Halocline Trance (2xLP, WAV). The album features original artwork by frequent collaborator ANF and design by Olenka Szymonski. Mastered by Sam John at Precise and distributed by Crosstalk International.
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● ANAMAI is Anna Mayberry + David Psutka
● WHAT MOUNTAIN is the second album, recorded at Halocline Trance Studios in 2016. It features friends/collaborators Emily Ekelund + Allie Blumas.
● ANAMAI songs are intimate revelations framed by infinite space; personal truths on a backdrop of 3D sound. The reference points are folk and ambient music, if you like.
● ANAMAI is based in Toronto
● ANAMAI borrows the folk tradition of ‘singer-as-revealer’ but emphasizes circular sound to present inclusivity to the audience.
● WHAT MOUNTAIN will be released by Halocline Trance.
● WHAT MOUNTAIN is an unburdening of experience on a blank template // the imaginary mountain is an empty framework for distinct personal memories. Archetypal fictions of the album serve as a grid where loss, distrust, anger, and hope can co-exist and be observed from any elevation.
● ANAMAI is committed to unique objectives, methods and purpose; and places the project in a broader social movement dedicated to challenging conventionality.
What Mountain is out April 28, 2017 on Halocline Trance (LP, WAV). The album features original artwork and design by Olenka Szymonski. Mastered by James Plotkin and distributed by Crosstalk International. Press enquiries: Maria@modernmatters.net
Sign of the Cross Every Mile to the Border is an album of material sound and concrete emotion - tranquil, concussive electronics.
Seven meditations on optimism and faith through the prism of environmental cataclysm. Euphoric and dismal; partial survival as hypercolor swirls in fuel spills - econoline psychedelia. Conflicted, synthetic celebrations of the industry of human spirit // the malevolence of the human race; faith as optimism // optimism as escape.
The music is glacial, brittle and incomplete - low-key grandeur. Flippant scrolling through preset menus as virtuosity and casual anthems of indifference to bounty. Digital shatter is washed out by lucid drones and again by programmed noise, a reminder that advocacy builds itself on a foundation of prophecy but speculation can be crystallized in an instant. Dense sound mimics massive blankets of haze that clarify the primary forces: consumerism, institutional paternalism, genuine human resilience and ingenuity. Life on earth.
Sign of the Cross Every Mile to the Border is out now (Cassette, WAV) on Halocline Trance – Mastered by James Plotkin. Layout by Josh Voynovich. Distributed by Crosstalk International and available to purchase via Halocline Trance and fine music retailers worldwide.
Limit is a crucially free collaboration between David Psutka (Ceramic TL, Egyptrixx) and James Connolly (Dance System, L-Vis 1990) of propulsive, ecstatic sound.
Poor in meticulousness but rich in zeal, this material is defined primarily by a champion energy; the sound of containment, a sense of the containment of sound...absolute light/beam limit. Swerving between functional, club and open formats, the most meaningful constant is a sense of relentless euphoria.
The music is radial and braids a casual yet grandiose spontaneity that invokes supreme monuments conceived but never built - like the Tatlin Tower and its material ambitions to bankrupt an empire...the quest for whatever.
This collection of seven tracks was recorded across a handful of sessions in Toronto and NYC, 2015 and includes a series of accompanying digital images from Toronto-based artist Olenka Szymonski.
04.29.17 The Lantern, Bristol (w. Blanck Mass)
04.27.17 Rich Mix, London (w. Blanck Mass)
03.11.17 Saint Vitus, Brooklyn
02.26.17 Rhubarb Festival, Toronto (as Ceramic TL)
02.25.17 Rhubarb Festival, Toronto (as Ceramic TL)
02.24.17 Rhubarb Festival, Toronto (as Ceramic TL)
02.25.17 Urban Spree, Berlin
02.10.17 Baby G, Toronto
02.09.17 Casa del Popolo, Montreal
01.27.17 Silver Dollar, Toronto (as ANAMAI)
10.13.2016 - Music Gallery, Toronto
10.07.2016 - The Social, Orlando w Junior Boys
10.06.2016 - Crowbar, Tampa w Junior Boys
10.04.2016 - Georgia Theatre, Athens w Junior Boys
10.03.2016 - The Mothlight, Asheville w Junior Boys
10.01.2016 - The Pilot Light, Knoxville w Junior Boys
09.30.2016 - Cosmic Charlies, Lexington w Junior Boys
09.29.2016 - Zanzibar, Louisville w Junior Boys
09.28.2016 - The Bishop, Bloomington w Junior Boys
09.27.2016 - Old Rock House, St Louis w Junior Boys
09.26.2016 - Record Bar, Kansas City w Junior Boys
09.24.2016 - Slowdown, Omaha w Junior Boys
09.23.2016 - Grey Theatre, San Francisco w Vessel
09.21.2016 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City w Junior Boys
09.20.2016 - Top Hat Lounge, Missoula w Junior Boys
09.18.2016 - Commonwealth, Calgary w Junior Boys
09.17.2016 - Starlite Room, Edmonton w Junior Boys
09.16.2016 - Cultural Exchange, Regina w Junior Boys
09.15.2016 - West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg w Junior Boys
09.13.2016 - Turner Hall, Milwaukee w Junior Boys
09.11.2016 - SuperCrawl Festival, Hamilton
09.09.2016 - Bar Le Ritz, Montreal w Junior Boys
07.29.2016 - Electric Eclectics Festival, Meaford (as ANAMAI)
07.09.2016 - Good Life, Boston (EGYPTRIXX DJ)
07.08.2016 - Trans Pecos, Brooklyn (LIMIT DJ)
07.07.2016 - PS: we are all here, TO (Open Fortress w. Ceramic TL)
06.25.2016 - Weird Canada at Tubby Dog, Calgary (ANAMAI solo)
06.24.2016 - Sled Island Festival, Calgary (ANAMAI solo)
06.18.2016 - Moso Fest, Saskatoon (ANAMAI solo)
06.23.2016 - Luminato Festival, Toronto (as Ceramic TL)
04.23.16 Basilica + Le Guess Who: 24 hour Drone, Hudson, NY (as Ceramic TL )
04.14.16 Artscape Sandbox, INsulator (as Ceramic TL)
04.09.16 Kazoo Fest, Guelph w. Cris Derksen (as Anamai)
03.05.16 Bar le Ritz w. Blanck Mass (as Ceramic TL w. Open Fortress)
03.04.16 Drake Hotel w. Blanck Mass (as Ceramic TL w. Open Fortress)
01.30.16 Cooper Cole Gallery (as Ceramic TL w. Open Fortress)
01.16.16 Silver Dollar w. GABI (as Anamai)
12.12.15 Great Hall, Long Winter Festival (as Ceramic TL)
11.17.15 Smiling Buddha, Toronto (as Anamai)
10.03.15 OCAD University, Nuit Blanche
09.18.15 Rialto, POP Montreal Festival (as Anamai)
09.12.15 238 MacNab st, Hamilton (as Ceramic TL)
09.12.15 Baltimore House, Hamilton
09.05.15 MOMA PS-1, NYC - w Derrick May, Vince Staples
09.03.15 Lees Palace - w. Chelsea Wolfe, Toronto (as Anamai)
08.30.15 Camp Wavelength w Loscil, Do Make Say Think, (as Anamai)
08.21.15 Strangewaves Festival, Rockton
08.13.15 Pia Bouman Ballet School, Toronto (as Anamai)
08.08.15 Danforth Music Hall - w. Caribou
08.07.15 Pier 4 Park, Hamilton - w. Caribou, Jessy Lanza, Jeremy Greenspan
08.03.15 Lost + Found, Halifax, NS (as Anamai)
08.01.15 Sappyfest Festival, Sackville, NB (as Anamai)
07.29.15 Blacksheep Inn w. Diana, Wakefield QC
07.11.15 Brooklyn, NYC w Bok Bok, l-vis 1990
07.03.15 Denmark, Roskilde Festival
06.25.15 Smiling Buddha w Them are us too, Toronto (as Anamai)
06.17.15 Opera House, Toronto - NXNE Festival (as Anamai)
05.29.15 Brantford, Ontario - (as Anamai)
05.20.15 Mod Club, Toronto - Red Bull Sound Select (as Anamai)
04.25.15 In the Soil Arts Festival - St. Catherines, Ontario (as Anamai)
04.24.15 Cinecycle, Toronto (as Anamai)
04.24.15 8-11, Toronto (as Ceramic TL)
04.17.15 Baltimore House, Hamilton (as Anamai)
04.16.15 Flames Central, Calgary - w. Caribou
04.15.15 Union Hall, Edmonton - w. Caribou
04.14.15 O'Brians Event Centre, Saskatoon - w. Caribou
04.13.15 Garrick Centre, Winnipeg - w. Caribou
04.12.15 First Avenue, Minneapolis - w. Caribou
04.11.15 Metro, Chicago - w. Caribou
04.04.15 Escogriffe, Montreal (as Anamai)
04.03.15 Gabba Hey, Ottawa (as Anamai)
03.31.15 St Louis w. Untold
03.29.15 Flash, Washington DC - w. Untold, Tessela
03.27.15 The Wick, NYC - Pitchfork pres. Tinnitus w. Untold, Tessela
03.26.15 Montreal - w. Untold, Tessela
03.26.15 Jimmy Jazz, Guelph (as Anamai)
03.01.15 June Records (In-store), Toronto (as Anamai)
02.07.15 Guelph, Ontario (as Anamai)
02.06.15 Wavelength, Toronto (as Anamai)
01.30.15 Berghain, Berlin - CTM Festival - w. Powell, Prostitutes
01.19.15 Smiling Buddha, Toronto (as Anamai)
12.31.14 Club Shade NYE, Brooklyn - with Physical Therapy
12.28.14 Drake Underground, Toronto - with JOTS, Galcher Lustwerk
11.29.14 Club Transbo, Lyon
11.28.14 Le Batofar, Paris
11.22.14 Landmark, Bergen
11.21.14 Fire, London
11.20.14 The Harley, Sheffield
11.03.14 Echoplex, Los Angeles - with Wolf Eyes, The Bug
10.25.14 Mutek Festival, Mexico City
08.16.14 Endless Summer Festival, Toronto (as Hiawatha)
08.02.14 NYC, The Wick
07.18.14 Piercy, CA - Northern Nights Festival
06.21.14 Bambi's, Toronto
06.15.14 Handlebar, Toronto (as Hiawatha)
06.07.14 Node Festival, Modena
06.06.14 Nitsa, Barcelona
05.31.14 Berghain, Berlin
05.31.14 DMY Festival, Berlin
05.30.14 NeOne, Prague
05.28.14 Mutek Festival, Montreal
05.25.14 Joshua Brooks, Manchester
05.24.14 Buka, Milan
05.23.14 Spring Attitude Festival, Rome
05.10.14 Drone Day Festival, Toronto
03.06.14 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
02.22.14 Jam002, Mexico City
01.18.14 FADE2MIND Warehouse, Los Angeles
01.17.14 Electric Owl, Vancouver
01.15.14 Holocene, Portland
01.06.14 Drake Hotel, TO (as Hiawatha)
01.04.14 HIFI, Calgary
01.03.14 Glasslands, NYC
01.02.14 Boilerroom, NYC