we’ve been on a bit of a hiatus for a while, as you might have noticed. the last year has been spent finishing up college degrees, spending time with friends, moving to new homes, taking on new jobs, and reflecting on the way things have been. lots of reflecting.
now that we’re getting on stable footing in the “real” world outside of the bubble that universities can put you in, we’re working on new music and some other things. keep checking back and we’ll have more info to come.
- Analogue Self is the new experimental project of producer lee schuna (formerly known as The Vacuum Party), and Positive Disintegration is lee’s techno project.
- MDNC is a techno duo formed from lee and theji. on our bandcamp, you can find two of our live jams downloadable for free. we’re not great at sitting down to create tracks together, but live sets are fun. sometimes we record them, and sometimes we’ll put them out.
[considering my gender transition and growth as a musician and human being, it’s about time for a new name. Analogue Self is the name under which i’ll be releasing anything that’s distinctly not techno. i may release a trove of Vacuum Party demos from 2008-2014ish once I decide what material i want to recycle into new songs. flushing out the old stuff to start fresh seems nice.]
that’s about all for now in terms of news!
Anjimile’s first full-length studio album, Human Nature, is a colorful, chaotic, and melodic journey into the labyrinth of thoughts and feelings we call the human condition. Death looms ominously, over this 10-track rumination on the wonders and mysteries of life and death.
Anjimile’s most introspective album to date, Human Nature signals a stylistic departure from their signature solo acoustic sound, instead opting for an eclectic mix of styles ranging from alternative rock to indie pop to experimental electro funk.
Because of the existential musings that inform the style of Human Nature, the album is divided into three acts, with each act representing a different stage of existence: Act I (You Were Born), Act II (You Will Be), and Act III (You Will Die). Act I is representative of childhood and the feelings of wonder and innocence that it embodies. Act II is representative of adolescence and the rebellion, unrest and confusion which are intrinsic to “growing up.” Act III is representative of adulthood and the acceptance of the inevitability of death.
STREAM and DOWNLOAD the RECORD HERE
We’ve been hard at work recording for the past year, and as post-production winds down, the time is almost finally here. It’s a big change from Anjimile’s previous work, (think of it as “Anjimile goes electric”). Artwork (below) thanks to the wonderful Leah Corbett Photography.
‘Human Nature’ will be released in March 2015 right here on Human Nature Records. Stay tuned for more exciting news.
Be kind to one another,
2015 marks the start of a new beginning for Human Nature Records. I’m going to be hard at work prepping for our first official-official release (announcement coming soon), as well as those that will follow. This year will mean that I’ll actually have the time to do what I need to with the label, as my last internship cycle before I graduate will be focusing on Human Nature. I’m so excited to bring the music we’ve been working on to you, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed the process. Have a safe and happy new year. See you on the other side.