Aloa Input - Anysome [LP]

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This is the debut full-length album from Aloa Input -- Cico Beck (aka
Joasihno), Marcus Grassl (formerly part of Missent To Denmark) and
Florian Kreier (aka Angela Aux) Anysome essentially resembles a huge map
that covers most of the musical worlds and sonic landscapes we know. Drawing
from a long list of influences all three members agree upon (e.g. Animal
Collective, Eno, Beck, The Beatles, Morricone, Can, The Notwist), Aloa
Input are well aware of the album's world-spanning approach, mentioning ''guitars
from Cape Town to Portland, beats from Berlin to Chicago, and vocals from NYC
to Dusseldorf.'' And yet there's more to Anysome: the exotic detours, the band's
willingness to experiment and to go that extra mile for a good hook, the hypnotic
singing and electrified horizons, all neatly placed on top of minimalist bass lines.
With the album's ''Prelude'' we enter a world that seems to be coming at us, rolling
up like the flickering images of a Laterna Magika: mellow birdsong, paired with
hazy strawberry field sounds. Some of the other stops include world pop in search
of greater truths, burning bushes (and Kraut references) in Africa, a mirage
reminiscent of cLOUDDEAD, all kinds of euphoric choruses with melancholy
hatches underneath, plus the recurring sense that people get older.
01. Prelude
02. Another Green World
03. Prblms
04. Rubbish
05. This Must Be the Age
06. Chasing Shades
07. Interlude
08. Clouds So Far
09. Radio
10. Mellow Red Ball
11. Going Home
12. Someday Morning
13. Zweiklang

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