Anagram | Songs From Far Away

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Songs From Far Away

by Anagram

Sullen lyrics, swirly synths, and reverby drum machines . . . Thoughtful dreamers, you have your new soundtrack.
Genre: Electronic: Pop Crossover
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1. behavior
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2. qualify
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3. madly
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4. c-fav
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5. distance
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ANAGRAM:

An album that jumps out of two-dimnesional electronics and into the organic 3-D. A listening experience worthy of your attention.
---Zero Magazine (www.zeromag.com)

Truly a magic duo, they offer ethereal arrangements and indie pop for us to salivate over. Amazing.
---editor's pick, (Smother.net)

This album exhibits anagram's ability to create well crafted electronic rock soaked in art.
---Distortion Magazine (www.distortion.us)

Amazing construction and undeniable talent is what holds this CD together.
---Neus Subjex

The endearing calmness of Death Cab for Cutie is obvious, but musically this is more interesting, and Anagram come off as a far more expressive and creative band.
---Skratch Magazine (www.skratchmagazine.com)

A refreshing, ephemeral electro slash indie pop record, perfectly suited to today's musical tastes and current thirst for what lies in the haze between electronic and rock.
---Brett Thompson (read the full review at www.musesmuse.com)

Anagram's indie/synth pop sound also has hints of electronica as well as dark and moody Goth appeal. With nice female vocals, fans of The PIxies, Soft Cell, Mazzy Star, Depeche Mode and OMD will enjoy this band as well.
---Toxic Flyer

There are traces of Joy Division in their rhythms, but camouflaged by very melodic, up-beat melodies that stay with you well after the songs end... Nicely produced, this album also feels like Death Cab for Cutie, but with more electronics and a female vocalist.
---Michael Mollura, Music Connection (www.musicconnection.com)

Songs From Far Away is a brooding, yet airy collection best-suited for headphone listening or an afternoon spent gazing out a window. Thoughtful dreamers, you have your new soundtrack.
---BlueMag (read the full review at www.bluemag.com)

ABOUT ANAGRAM:

Famous duos have always left their mark in contemporary music. The world owes a lot to the ideas that spring forth from such a union. Jessica Congdon and Eric Holland are no exception, but this duo also has a passion for the visual arts. "I was scoring a movie that Jessica was editing, and we realized that we had a lot in common," says Eric.

Once you hear the music from their soon to be released CD, "Songs from Far Away," there is no doubt - visuals immediately spring to mind. One can hear trackes of Mazzy Star, Sonic Youth, New Order, Ladytron, Radiohead and (a tamed) Miss Kitten, yet the uniqueness of their sound remains intact.

Anagram is neither Eric nor Jessica's first venture into the realms of modern alternative music. Jessica was a member of both Smitten and Vervein. Eric was in the experimental art-rock band, Milk Cult, which released 5 albums (Basura!/0 to 1 Records) and performed in the U.S., Europe and Japan. More recently, Anagram has enjoyed success in film soundtracks. Films include, "Big Girls Don't Cry" (Columbia/Tristar with soundtrack released on Virgin Records), and "Dopamine," an award-winning film at the Sundance Film Festival.

An important element that has enhanced the Anagram sound is their ability to artistically draw from musicians they have worked with around the globe. "We have been lucky enough to record with some amazing musicians," says Congdon. The duo plan to continue to marry their music to visuals as well as travel and record in Russia and Asia.

In the end, it seems that the duos that end up making a difference are those that combine their talents and think as one. With Anagram's genuine musical talent and encouraging attitude, it seems that success is just a heartbeat away.


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Melissa


Anagram's Songs From Far Away is a beautiful ressurection of familar emotions, along with My Bloody Valentine/Emily Haines-esque undertones sprinkled throughout the entire record. Good Stuff!

Billy Ray Virus

A worthy successor to Curve
This is excellent midnight music, and it's a direct descendent of the mope-bliss-shoegazer-rock bands of the 90's. If you like Curve, you'll like Anagram. If you want good music to listen to on a cold winter night, this is it.

Tamara Turner, CD Baby


Instantly absorbing, there's something entrancing about this female fronted electronic pop hybrid. Sizzling with buzzy, darkish, crunchy, distorted lines and layers, overlapping the liquidy trails as if finger painting, the combination of coarse, biting qualities with lush, bell-like tones and a few jaunts into club music, Anagram seems to take a "why not?" attitude to mixing opposing elements and emotions. With a wide range of influences from Portishead to Bjork to Mazzy Star and Postal Service, "Songs From Far Away" will titillate a variety of electronic connoisseurs.