A technological storm is coming. The Anix’s 2019, full-length album with electronic-rock label FiXT leaves no holds barred as the artist dives into reminiscent yet uncharted waters with his latest venture, Hologram. Opening with overdriven bass, distorted beats, and sleek production, the leading track “Renegade” delivers an industrial-rock edge, guiding listeners into a static realm, waking from a dream of self-reflection and yearning to escape. The album continues with minimalistic beat-heavy tracks like “Enemy In The Mirror”, “Interference” and “Live Forever” as well as hybrid electro-rock-driven tracks like “Everlasting Love” and “Talking In My Sleep”. An unexpected cover of Deftones’ track “Digital Bath” guides the listener into darker territory, along with a version 2.0 of the track “Techunter” originally composed for Techunter Magazine and released as a single in early 2019. The album is wrapped in a cohesive atmosphere of neo-futurism, hyper-grunge massiveness, and unified through The Anix’s catchy, melancholy and haunting vocals.
Hologram marks another masterfully crafted album, completely conceived, written, produced, performed, mixed, and mastered by The Anix’s sole mastermind composer/artist Brandon Smith, who took things even further by personally creating all the album artwork, promo photography and merchandise, including several hand-crafted, limited edition pieces. For modern music fans looking for the next visionary statement of leading-edge artistry, tech fashion, electronic and rock music combining into a single form factor, look no further than The Anix.