The Animus EP by Animus Theory fuses the world of electronica with progressive rock music. Consistent use of high hats carries a trap like sound. The EP feels like a good soundtrack for the movie Tron. The songs definitely grant you the sensation of being inside of a video game - quickly moving, shifting scenes and feeling driven to complete or win.
“Cartharsis” guides a hard-driving synth and ripping electric guitar riffs steadied by immovable rhythmic tribal drumbeat. “Worlds Collide” imparts some lyrics, which are poetic and eerie. “It's in our heads, it's in your head, it's all within with our mind.” The song commences by fixedly providing space to reflect and then suddenly breaks into a caffeinated, fist pumping, crowd-moshing electronic rock party. The singer’s voice is drab and dissonant but carried by the unrelenting expedited BPM’S. The keyboard styling brings a sense of excitement and accomplishment. It carries the emotion of going on a mission through the dark side – trying to find the way out. There is an enthusiasm and ambition fused into each track. It puts a fire under your ass.
“Electric Circus” doesn’t give you time to think twice. It’s powerful solar pulse shoots you out of planet Earth into another galaxy or dimension. I imagine a physical manifestation of this song as neon pink, blue and green laser beams piercing through the sky, and strobe lights at your feet making your environment visually unstable. Feels like a heavy-hearted rave party.
There is depth in each track that purges your being with digging synthetic sound. There is also the general consensus or feel to just get completely out of your mind with the music and do a whole lot of jumping around. It refuses to let its listener or crowd be still-urging movement and expression.
Overall The Animus EP is exciting and high energy. Not for the faint of heart, it is sharp and powerful, urging its listeners to shake it all off. I can see this propelling a very intense dance party. Not the type of music to sit down and listen to by a fire, but instead one to jump around and emit any stale, stagnant or stored-up energy. I think that it is beneficial in its mission to de-mind its listeners.
For let’s be real, one has to be out of their minds to come to their senses. The Animus EP is ahead of the curve with its electronic/organic instrumental fusion. I am glad they kept the lyrics to a minimum. I think the music speaks for itself.
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