Paris-Based Downtempo/Electronic Musicians, ANKO, have created a simple yet transformative musical version of their vision which carries just the right amount of the essential instrumental elements throughout their latest EP release, ‘Waved’.
Kicking off with the first track, “Opale”, ANKO use the bare minimum amount of instrumentals to create a feeling akin to the properties of heath and healing that are emitted through working with the opal stone. The second track, “Fleur”, flows straight into a state of harmony and takes listeners into an open mental space as ANKO mimics the likes of Pretty Lights back in his ‘Filling Up The City Skies’ days. “Aurore (Interlude)” is the third track that features an otherworldly and stimulating feature speaker subconsciously telling the tale of how freeing the mind serves to boost creative stimulation and flow within. The fourth track, “May”, begins with a beautiful and airy piano that later meshes with a variety of delicate instrumentals that send listeners into mental and emotional states beyond the physical. Closing out with “Rain”, the guys ride the high of oracular vibes as they add smooth Jazz elements to their smorgasbord of mystical instrumental properties that come together with ease as one.
Taking the direction of their musical ride entirely in their own hands, ANKO knocked out all of the tricks and recorded, produced and mixed ‘Waved’ within their own recording studio, Krispy Records Studio, while welcoming fellow up and coming musicians in the Paris area to step into their world to infuse the album with their own magical touches. It is palpable that the guys of ANKO are drawn to and influenced by living a life of minimalism and dialing back into the basics that tend to spark the brightest lights within. If you’re a fan of fellow artists such as Bonobo, Tycho, Gramatik and Pretty Lights, then do yourself a favor and vibe out to ANKO on SoundCloud.
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