New Brunswick jazzy/noisy grind mongers Anthesis have released their new EP, Compressed Meat, and it’s available to stream in its entirety right now. Featuring 32 weird, blistering tracks in just about 10 minutes, the release is an experiment in improvisation and a creative departure for the band.
Guitarist and recording engineer Scott Miller tells Grid City Magazine:
“This EP was recorded in the same session as our LP that’s yet to be released. In total, we did 46 songs during this recording period – 32 of them for this Compressed Meat EP and three more for our Nirvana Covers Vol. 2 EP. This started was as a stress reliever during drum tracking. Whenever we had a part that was tough to nail down and it got to the point of frustration, we’d track some stuff for this EP. The idea was that it would all be improvised on the spot with zero planning. So I’d hit record and Andrew would play drums and scream his guts out completely improvising on the spot. Whatever happened, we kept it. No redos, no editing. We ended up with 31 tracks like this throughout the drum tracking for our LP.”