Ana Never – Ana Never

The story of this EP dates back to 2006, when it was originally released digitally (as a free download), but the beginning of 2011 brought the physical release of the same material on Fluttery Records.

Ana Never hails from Subotica, northern Serbia and serves post-rock in the vein of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Mono, with the slight adition of Floydesque ambientally psychedelia. Four tracks clocking 66 minutes of an always growing sound dealing with ambient, post-rock and drone elements explore the deepest abysses of one’s existence. The personal seal, drawn above the songs’ structure is articulated through the EP’s time-growth.

The life-weary monologue in the opening Streetlights crossed with darkish atmospheric melody line, reminiscent of Morte Macabre’s Symphonic Holocaust, makes you feel you are inside the mouth of an ailing monster, who is savagely chewing you again and again. The song gets on tempo in its second half and the guys provide much more technical performance. The guitars keep on reverberating and getting up and down with drums taking the big deal.

Dnevnik Jednog Morfiniste is already known to all of you who downloaded Progstravaganza 7. It’s another slab, reaching almost 18 minutes and compared to Streetlights, this track deals a lot more with ambient and atmospheric elements. The way I experience this piece could be put in a few words. These are “the song of clouds“. The song’s floating nature is like a shifting of the clouds, making you wait for the drops to fall down.

If the previous track relied mostly on ambient, 30 Seconds of My Past Life is built on melody, as a significant factor of post-rock approach, while the closing (live) number entitled Future Wife justifies the mentioned presence of Pink Floyd. Speaking of this track, it’s not included on the CD released by Fluttery Records, but it was included once when the first version of the EP was released back in 2006.

Having recorded and released Ana Never, the band transfused grey into the tunes, showing how the life looks like in a small spot from whose perspective the world looks only black and white.

Tracklist:

01. Streetlights
02. Dnevnik Jednog Morfiniste
03. 30 Seconds of my Past Life
04. Future Wife (Live)

Line-up:

* Srdjan Terzin – guitar
* Dejan Topić – guitar
* Goran Grubišić – drums
* Ivana Primorac – bass
* Ivan Čkonjević – guitar

Links:

http://ananever.bandcamp.com/

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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