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Docile Entropy EP - 2006


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At one point during the opening song of the progressive rock group Anomic’s set, one suddenly becomes aware of the intensity that has swelled to the breaking point. The attack of the drums beating fiercely, the syrupy guitars meandering unapologetically, the forceful bass marching forward deliberately, and the gritty vocals giving voice to all, swirl around the room vigorously until finally giving way to the song’s climatic ending. From there, Anomic continues to compel the listener with layered songs - at times equally as heavy as before, but often richly calm - never stopping and never losing intensity. What’s the secret to the crisp energy? “Half of our set is made up on the spot,” says Junior Zavala, guitarist and vocalist of the group. “It’s great,” adds bassist Andy Smith, “The spontaneity of our set allows for a different performance every night.” The result is a show that is as unique and complex as the members of the group each and every night.

Along with Andy and Junior, percussionist Anthony Maro and guitarist Elliot Schunke complete the group. Originally from Champaign, Illinois, Anomic has thrived in the area’s diverse music scene. Playing with bands such as Dredg and Local H, their popularity continues to flourish locally and regionally, with a growing fan base and increased media attention. When Andy joined Anomic in 2002, he added an element that pushed the group into a new realm of creativity. His new perspective led to hours of improvisational jamming and, ultimately, to frequent studio work that culminated into the band’s first EP.

This independently conceived EP was recorded and produced by Mark Rubel from Pogo Studios and mastered at West West Side Music. Docile Entropy, released in February 2006, is a reflection of the individuals in the band, with each member contributing his own musical tendencies. The EP functions as both a cohesive unit, with songs occasionally referencing one another, as well as a collection of individually significant components. Docile Entropy and captivating live performances prove to be the band’s greatest assets, continually propelling Anomic forward and laying the foundation for endless possibilities.