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Anima Sound System

Anima Sound System have never been average, have never been conformed, have never been upper classy. And their attitude didn´t change with “We Strike!”. Without any exaggeration Anima Sound System is the hottest and most exciting collective the Hungarian pulsating electronic music scene has to offer. With this album Anima Sound System has finally transcended the Hungarian boarders, raising their voices against racism and homophobia, carrying their invocations for individual freedom and the underprivileged

victims of our so called free-market economy into the world. In a world where the gap between rich and poor is increasing, where the freedom of individuals is getting more and more restricted, in a world where shareholder interests count more than human rights and wars are about oil, in this world it´s time to stand up and defend! This is the tenor of “We Strike!". Consequently this album is not about a never ending party, the abhorrently happy teenage life of millionaire heiress buying herself a pink Ferrari to be en vogue and dressing up like a high-class hooker to cause the attention she is considering as respect. This album is about war, unemployment and social drawbacks, this is album is about the real world we are all living in! Songs like “World at War”, “Technotoys Blues”, “Open Your Eyes” or the title track “We Strike!” want to galvanize us, explaining that we are a part of the system as well, sometimes without even noticing it.

Anima Sound System succeeds in transferring their messages flavoured with social ideologies, based on an explosive fundament of radical mixed influences from entirely different styles, in a fascinating way. They are on their tightrope walk between the genres, fusing Dub, Downbeat, Broken Beats with housy elements, rocking Dance Hall riddims as well as their Panonian roots. For all sophisticated music lovers out there who expect admirable music in combination with non-conformist lyrics based on social criticism, the album “We Strike!” is a "must have"!

Anima Sound System is one of the most important Hungarian electronic act which is inspired by Eastern-European folk music as well. Their first international performance took place in Vienna at "Soundsfair Festival", (as the only Eastern-European act in 1996) in companion with acts like Red Snapper, Goldie or Nightmares on Wax.

After touring the Eastern European cities and capitals - 8 gigs in Prague only - the Western European promoters have also become interested in the act - from the "Glasshaus" in Berlin, to "Divan du Monde" in Paris.
Anima Sound System has played several times in Cargo and Barbican (London). In Barbican, they played together with Asian Dub Foundation, since the two groups had been playing together a lot, even in 2001 they have recorded a song together, titled "Enough!". Anima Sound System has played in Madrid, Barcelona, Brussels, Krakkow, the Womex in Essen, or in "B2", the famous concert venue in Moscow.

In the "House of Worldcultures" in Berlin, they have played together with Transglobal Underground, who have also done a remix for them besides De-Phazz and Terry Lee Brown Junior.
"We Strike!" features international artists like Heidi Levo, Jeremy Thompson and the fastest speaking MC JC 001, who was working with George Clinton and Dave Stewart before. The album features also one of the most important current scientist Noam Chomsky and one of the biggest dulcimer player Miklos Lukacs, colleague of the famous lyricist Peter Eötvös.

The new concert setup of Anima Sound System consists more singers and electronic- and folk musicians.

It is extremely dynamic and dancing - the program of their show is based on the material of the new album..."We Strike!"
Discography:

1996:
Hungarian Astronaut (KO Records) CD

1997:
Anima (KO Records) CD

1998:
68´ (UGAR / UCMG Hungary) 12"

1999:
Közel A Szerelemhez (UGAR Hungary) CD
Mariguana Cha-Cha-Cha (UGAR Hungary) 12", Single-CD

Mariguana Cha-Cha-Cha (Mole Listening Pearls) 12", Single-CD

2000:
Gipsy Sound Clash (Hungaroton) CD
Hungarian Astronaut (Tone Casualties) CD, Re-Release

2003:
Aquanistan (EMI Hungary) CD

2006:
We Strike! (CLS Hungary) CD, Hungary only
We Strike! (Mole Listening Pearls) mole070-2, CD, mp3
Revolution (Mole Listening Pearls) mole050-5, MCD, mp3


Videography:

2006:
Revolution Video (big | small) -> pictures from the video
More Fire Video (big | small) -> pictures from the video