Photo Courtesy of Anomie Belle
Anomie Belle (Toby Campbell) is aware of all aspects of the production and creation of her music, and is quite an intelligent woman. The team she works with (her band and management) consists of people of the same talent and caliber. Her music involves lots of layers, like electronics and violin, which she produces herself with the help of a loop pedal.
Anomie Belle’s music takes you into a new world with her sexy breathy layered vocals on top of irresistible synth hooks and drum beats that go from simple to complex. The title song off her upcoming EP, (to be released at the show), “How Can I Be Sure,” feels ahead of its time, yet comfortable, drawing on similar synth lines to her song “Cascade,” off of her 2008 debut, Sleeping Patterns. Later this year, she plans to release a full length as well, entitled The Crush. If that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she is also currently running a Kickstarter Campaign to raise enough money to work with local director Bogdan Derev to make a music video for her song “Inky Drips.”
Also using a loop pedal will be cars & trains, who was just featured on music software company Ableton’s site for using their Live performance software. Tom Filepp is the sole member of cars & trains, playing a plethora of instruments like glockenspiel, melodica, guitar, viola, and more, as well as programming his own beats. Much in the way tUnE-yArDs would perform when Merrill Garbus was the sole member, he takes simple parts and layers them on top of each other, creating a complex and unfamiliar soundscape, which comes together as a great song that could stand on its own, even without any production.
Expect to hear unfamiliar sounds this Thursday that you’ll totally dig.