It is time for the latest release from Silber Records’ 5in5 project (5 tracks in 5 minutes). This time round it comes from Boston’s goth/rock/pop/industrial artist Anda Volley. In past reviews I’ve mentioned a shopping list worth of sounds and elements that Ms Volley has adopted and made into her own, and while this release is but 5 minutes long, it manages to pack in all these elements once again and make them all work.
According to the linear notes, on this EP Anda Volley takes you into her world of broken dolls trapped in an attic. There certanly is a feeling of brokeness and being traped expressed over the couse of the 5 tracks, with all manner of scary sounds explored along the way.
The title track is a slow atmospheric tune. The slow drumming and industrial sounds makes you feel like you are out in an abandoned field during the night of a full moon. Anda’s deep powerful vocals further amplify the dark vibes. ‘Wolf meet’ is a slow droney instumental tune. The slow tones bringing out an unnerving industrial soundscape. ‘The life inside you’ is a spoky spacey tune that sounds like the soundtrack to a David Lynch movie that involes alien invasions. ‘Where I feel most at peace’ continues the spooky spacey vibe, with the slow deep echoing vocals adding to the creepy and confronting feel. ‘Crane and Chrysanthemum’ sees the spacey, thriller atmosphere hit its peak. With strange sounds filling the space it sounds like a mass of strange alien creatres are swooping in to attack with the intensity getting bigger and bigger as the song goes on.
This is an utterly amazing piece of work. Anda Volley has packed in a thick spacey atmosphere full of thrilling and confronting sounds. In just 5 minutes Anda Volley has packed in more action than many artists can must across a whole album!
Check out Silber Records 5in5 webpage to find out more!