virus463 (16 Jan 2014)
Digital only! - $5.99 - coming soon
Alternative Tentacles siren songstress ANI KYD returns to the fold with Entangle. We released her debut solo album Evil Needs Candy Too in 2005 and her revved up metallic rock band FUEL INJECTED .45 in 2009. This digital-only release is a departure from these earlier projects' heavy rock riffs and power wails. These are hauntingly slow, pretty torch songs, teeming with feelings of loss, fear, confusion, and seduction. Hints of both FRANK SINATRA and MASSIVE ATTACK surface at times across this enthralling release.
For Entangle's six songs, KYD collaborated with four producers from Canada and the US.
The first three songs "Virus", "Paralyzed", and "Love Again" are the brainchild of ANI KYD and Vancouver, BC punk composer Stephen Hamm (SLOW, THE EVAPORATORS, TANKHOG, and CANNED HAMM) which sound like theme songs from an unreleased 1960s JAMES BOND movie.
Composer Damien Wallace and KYD collaborated on the fourth song "Taking A Leap," which combines an attack upon organized religion with a voice so sweet it could confuse the church-going masses.
The fifth song is a collaboration with Alternative Tentacles veteran Ralph Spight (VICTIMS FAMILY, JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, FREAK ACCIDENT). It's the weirdly robotic, insanely catchy and certainly twisted tune, "Box of Broken Toys."
The final song is a simple, catchy rock tune ANI KYD wrote with her long-time collaborator Marc L'Esperance (COAL, PETUNIA AND THE VIPERS, CUB, LINDA MCRAE, ANI KYD). L'Esperance has also produced and engineered projects for everything from the rockabilly twang of RAY CONDO to the precise punk rock genius of NOMEANSNO.
A star on her own or with her band Fuel Injected .45, Kyd has a powerful voice that's been compared to Siouxsie Sioux and Jim Morrison. A feather in our digital cap, Entangle also comes with a download booklet.