Anomie (Fra) demo (1994)

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Anomie tape-cover(Listen!)

tracklist: Disharmonie (Disharmony) / Comment Peut-On Parler De Liberté? (How Can We Talk About Freedom?) / Pieds Et Mains Percées (Feet And Hands Pierced) / Enchaîné (Chained) / Affrontement (Confrontation) / Illusion / Folk Song

‘Anomie’, from the Orléans area, played melodic emo-inspired HC with screamed (female) vocals. They were Johnny Vellaine (guitar & vocals), Rémi Chaumet (drums), Kathleen Simonneau (vocals) and Gilles Auvinet (bass & vocals). Kathleen & Gilles (very gentle and intelligent people) released material of interesting bands on their label Ape recs and ran a studio (where a lot of bands from that era – e.g. ‘Undone’, ‘Fingerprint’, ‘Unhinged’, ‘Öpstand’, ‘Alcatraz’ etc. – recorded). They played twice at the Vortn’ Vis (95-07-23 & 96-07-07). After this demo they did a split-LP with the German band ‘Peace Of Mind’, a 7” together with ‘Peu Être’ (emo band from Niort, France) and their last release was a self-titled LP in ’97; they also had some tracks on the Food Not Bombs benefit-compilation… Yann Boislève released their discography in 2001.

Review in Tilt! #8: >>A band that is so much more than just an element in the ’95 French emo-wave. Thriving rhythms, restrained riffs exploding into outbursts of anger and despair, sensitive melo-licks ad up to an exalting unity, able to melt icy hearts and to crack open the shells we bear. The female and male vocalists both give expression to these same emotions but also leave space for hope. Wonderfully beautiful…<<

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Anomie Ape recs

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  1. Later bands after ‘Anomie’ split up (in ’97): ‘An-Attâ’ (Johnny/Rémi/Gilles – split-7” with ‘Active Minds’ in ‘99), ‘Leka Tchipa’ (Gilles/Rémi & vocalist Guillaume Brot), ‘Anitza’ and ‘Cromwell O’ (Gilles & Guillaume – Danse Ce Soir, Soumet Toi Demain CD on Gilles’ label Spurt recs in 2004).

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