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theanix ephemeralTHE ANIX is an American electronic band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of brothers Brandon Smith (vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass, programming) and Logan Smith (drums) as well as longtime friend Chris Dinger (Guitar). The band was conceptualized in early 2000 as an electronic rock band taking most of its influence from DEPECHE MODE’s heavier live set performed during the ‘Violator’ Tour. The group played the Hollywood circuit of popular rock clubs for several years without any success. The difficulty the band faced was due to the combination fusing together two opposite genres: synthesized electronic music, with massive rock choruses. Rock fans were generally turned off by the electronic backbone of the music, and electronic fans turned away when hearing the punishing rock elements. The band stuck with this formula however and continued developing their sound, writing hundreds of demos and playing countless live shows over the next 8 years.

In 2008 THE ANIX signed a deal to record their first full length studio album titled ‘Demolition City’ on Chamberlain Records. In 2016, THE ANIX began the process of reinventing themselves. The idea was to use three instruments and create their most simple sounding, synthesizer based album to date. The guitars were now used sparingly as atmospheric overtones, while the lead instruments became a Moog synthesizer and overdriven Fender P Bass ran through a guitar amp. The drums are programmed electronic beats with live acoustic drums overlaid in certain areas to add width to the sound. The vocal style is also approached differently on the album and now has a smoother, more melancholic tone. The use of a Vocoder is not new to the band, but is now a lead component in several tracks compared to their older albums which buried the robotic voice in the background. After a full year of development, the group emerged with ‘Ephemeral’ set to release in March 2017. The album style is largely influenced by the underground techno/house music scene and artists like Trentemøller, Maceo Plex, Crystal Castles, Gesaffelstein, Moderat and Phon.o. After nearly 16 years, THE ANIX remains true to their overarching theme of combining different genres to cement their unique sound in the music world.

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