It has been a while between songs for Australian dance/pop act Sonicanimation. They now return to the spotlight with a new album, "Eleven", featuring a a retrospective journey into eleven years of Sonicanimation. The album will be released in August 2005 through Inertia.
Sonicanimation sound and style is characterised by stabbing guitar, whirling synths and family-size beats. Their combined diverse musical fashion, lyrical wit and a quirky sense of humour has created the up-beat music that Australian audiences have come to love.
The duo behind Sonicanimation are Rupert Keiller and Adrian Cartwright. They began their recording career together with their first independent white label 12-inch release, ‘Time is an Illusion’. This self-funded production was distributed in Europe through MMS, where it sold 1500 copies. Since then the band has released four albums, Silence is Deafening in 1997, Reality by Deception in 2002 and Defective Perspective in 2004, and Orchid for the Afterworld in 1999 which reached gold sales status, as well as three EPs and numerous 12-inch singles.
Eleven will be the final album release from Sonicanimation. Their album launch tour in September will be their final ‘headline’ tour (with the possibility of some festival dates in summer) and these shows will be the last opportunity for fans to get up close and personal.
Eleven has some special features who mentioning. It has three brand new songs, "But Myself", "Love Puppet" (produced by internationally renowned Melbourne Breaks wizard EK) and "Rocktronica." It includes all the Sonicanimation hits including "Theophilus Thistler", "I’m a DJ", "Love Lies Bleeding" and "Get Up" and more. There is also a bonus mix CD featuring remixes by Infusion, Phil K, Nubreed, EK, BeXta, Frontside, UK’s Sharp Boys and previously unavailable tracks.
If you loved the band and want something to remember them by in your record collection, pick up this release in August. Keep reading RA for news on their tour dates in September.