Update: Anomalies are no longer together but I’ve kept this review up for posterity, and because I still feel you should check out their music.
Anomalies are an Ayrshire based ambient rock group made up of Bryan Miller, Ruaraidh Quinn and Jordan Galt. This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed them either, and if you want to check that out then click here. If you want to find out more about the band then you can also check out this Interview I did with them a while back. Today I’ll be reviewing their EP ‘The Ghost of Her’ which was released on August 25th 2017.
‘Vs magic’ was up first and it was different, I spend so much time listening to classic rock and metal that it can be jarring to hear something different but while I was expecting something else I really liked what I got. It maintained a slow undertone while still injecting plenty of energy into it. I hate using this word, especially so early in a review but a lot of Anomalies music has this awesome ethereal quality to it, like you just kinda get swept away in it.
‘When She Falls in Love’ was faster than the previous track but still maintained that ethereal quality. I’ve had a busy week so far and this song was on a loop while I was working and it really helped it’s perfect to listen to when you’re trying to distract yourself from the world. I felt this last time I reviewed their work as well, Anomalies music is excellent to listen to if you just want to sit back and just forget the world….and sorry about the almost Snow Patrol quote.
‘Catch a Glimpse’ starts off with an almost relaxing wave of ringing synth notes before shifting to something a little more upbeat, I wasn’t sure about this song at first, right in the middle of the EP and starting off with such a gentle opening it might put the listener into a lull but it picks up as the song goes on, building up enough momentum to keep you paying full attention.
‘In the Light of Day’ had my favourite intro off the EP, it was just very classic with the strings and subtle drums, it really just works, I liked this song alot. Out of all the tracks I think this one also shows the talents of the singer the most as well, here the music is a little more subdued and gives his voice a chance to shine.
‘As Enders Go’ had another really great intro, the lads from the anomalies really did save the best stuff for last, and again I’m struck by how good their music is to get lost in, long notes that reverberate and fill a room, I liked the title for this one as well something about it is just really enigmatic and cool and I plan to ask what It means when I talk to them again. This track also gave the singer more of a chance to go and overall it just works, the perfect balance of their unique and profound music and a singer that can do a lot between the notes.
So that’s what I thought of Anomalies EP ‘The Ghost of Her’ and you can listen to each track by clicking on the links above, but for more of their music head on over to Soundcloud. As I mentioned above, the group is no longer together, and so they no longer have active social media links, but make sure and check out their available music, you won’t regret it.
First Published on: https://offtherecordblog.org/