MP3 Anything Box - The Universe Is Expanding
Elektrodelic sounds to force back your feet. Tones to tear into your soul. Words to live by. Think The Beatles getting together with Joy division at the The Beastie Boys' domiciliate party and you almost have it. A transonic revolution.
15 MP3 Songs
POP: New Beckon POP: British Pop
The Universe Is Expanding Songs
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REVIEWS on Anything Box and The Universe Is Expanding...
"I really dig this album. I listen to it at home while I'm doing the dishes..."
Sex Pistols / Jonesy's Jukebox Indie 103.1
"Futuristic band Anything Box imagines radio shows in outer space. The group has investigated alternative pop, new wave, and electronic music - deftly blending the aesthetics of the Kinks, Pink Floyd, New Order, and Kraftwerk..."
"Some of the loveliest and most cunningly arranged pop music around today... "
The NY Village Voice
"Close your eyes and envision what it would be like if The Beatles, New Order, the Who and Kinks joined forces to make one band. Does this sound too good to be true? Well, that's the sound that one of the hottest bands in Southern CA is delivering to its fans... "
"Someone who does not have an Anything Box (CD) will be forced to live alone in this cold, cruel world..."
"Anything Box have shown a general evolution from their first album through the present... "
"One of the finest hours of alternative dance music... "
Who are they talking about???
Anything Box is an array of guitars, noise and computers to create binary tripped-out, emotionally tinged elektrodelic (Claude's word) pop music. The name comes from an obscure Sci-Fi short story from the 60's about a young girl who sees an idealized fantasy world when she cups her two hands.
Anything Box began in the bedroom of lead singer/songwriter Claude S. as an escape from the banality of everyday life in Paterson NJ, an urban town whose claim to fame is a High School principal who carried a bat in the halls, and where the first Colt 45 was built. Amidst the drug deals outside his kitchen window and bar fights across the street, Claude dove within the introverted comfort of songwriting influenced by John Lennon, Disco, Pink Floyd, The Kinks, Joy Division, New Order, and Kraftwerk.
After 25 releases and over 300 shows to match, Abox (as they are known to their fans) has since become an international oddity of electronic music. Live, their energy is matched only by their antics and the switching of instruments. With Paul Rjinders on guitars and synths, Dave South on bass and samples, and Gary (Claude's brother) providing back-beats with his mouth, they have created an ever-evolving transonic signature. In a word, elektrodelic.
On this album and its sequel, 'The Effects Of Stereo TV', Anything Box delves deeper into the farther reaches of the un-punkt disco closet where dreams are amplified by distortion and words you can remember, like a fantasy of the powerpuff girls hiding from robots in the back seat of your car. They are here to stay. The robots agree.