Relatively new to the music scene, yet far from novice, Montreal’s Anomalie is making steadfast gains in his early, pioneering career. His revolutionary sound recently took him on tour with Gramatik, standing in as his keyboardist as they executed sold-out shows at legendary venues like Red Rocks.
Anomalie’s latest release, “Crescent,” is a combination of fundamental electronic music and ballroom jazz. His use of two polarizing genres expels a synergistic energy that is unusually satisfying. His immediate trajectory from grand piano cadences to classically-digital notes is staggering. His dexterity shines in “Crescent” as he uses seemingly contradictory sounds to create an artistic yin and yang effect. The electronic frequencies here are sharp and present, scaling dance music back its roots; imagine plugging a mid-90s computer game soundtrack into a finely-tuned piano.
“Crescent” is a canvas of experimentally intriguing sounds, and a mere stepping stone in what is shaping up to be a long-lasting career for the producer. Take a listen below.