1 - Streetlights (24:50)
2 - A Diary Of A Morphinist (17:53)
3 - 30 Seconds Of My Past Life (8:03)
Ana Never - Ana Never
Ana Never is a post-rock band from Subotica (Serbia) which exists since spring 2002. Shaped in a spirit of friendship and sensibility, it emerged out of exploration and experience of music and life of its three members, Srdjan Terzin (guitar), Dejan Topic (guitar) and Goran Grubisic (drums), who were friends since they were children. Mogwai, GY!BE, Silver Mt. Zion, Set fire To Flames, Labradford are some of the many bands inspired them.
The EP contains 3 long tracks (the opening one is 24 minutes and 50 seconds). The songs are not new, they are the tracks the band is playing in their live shows since 2005. The band members say “The music is about detaching and healing everyday life of lost generations from post war transitional and turbulent Serbia when the songs were written. The music that is driven with some living urge, unpretentious strong will and idea to do something sane and affirmative and first of all to try to found the source of it inside of us.”
CALEIDOSCOOP / Jan Willem Broek
After Portugal, Russia, and England, the sublime label Fluttery arrived in Serbia. Hardly recovered from previous releases, the next trip starts already. Since 2002, the three gentlemen Srdjan Terzin (guitar), Dejan Topic (guitar) and Goran Grubisic (drums) form the group Ana Never, and since then Ivana Primorac (bass) and third guitar player Ivan Ckonjevic joined. Like two previous label mates, they now have released a self titled EP. The label EP is as in case of the related Godspeed You! Black Emperor debatable, because the 3 tracks together last almost 51 minutes. Anyway, the three gentlemen create quite an impressive and epic sound. Like the aforementioned band, they calmly build up their soundscapes in which they put their shared fears born from post-war Serbia, emotions, and ideas, in an intimate and very melancholic way to music. An astoundingly emotional and breathtaking trip.
The album opens with more than 24-minute long Streetlights, which fully justified might give the impression that musicians from Serbia re-created the products of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Listen yourself.
BABYBLAUE / Siggy Zielinski
Music as a chronicle of a difficult life. Members of Serb Ana Never live in a town called Subotica and understand their language provided with scattered scraps of moody post-rock as a mirror of their soul, as a way to process their miserable fate. "Street Lights" could be understood as a diary page, whose moods travel among depression, hope and happiness. The arrangements for electric guitars, bass and drums are out of spartan, but can Ana Never create atmospheric soundscapes, post-rock with a suggestive psychedelic list.
If instrumental bands are your thing, then prepare yourself for the next few paragraphs. Today, I bring you Ana Never a band who comes from Serbia, and brings with them a mix of tunes that are quite interesting to listen to, and can also make you wonder, “What the heck?” Personally, this music makes me feel like I’m on a voyage through space. When I close my eyes and listen to “The Diary of a Morphinist” I can picture myself in a rocket ship soaring through the atmosphere. This is awesome if you’re trying to take an imaginative journey through space, but for everyday listeners it can be a bit too much.
Release Date: February 25, 2011
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