ANIGO is the artist's name of the German musician Anita Goß. With her big brown eyes she observed her surroundings quite early - with a skeptical view at the society. At the age of 12, she wrote her first poems and songs with her own saved up guitar. The public was first introduced to her in 2005, when she performed her "Gedankencappuccino" in some German cities – a project which combines lyric, music and photography. After her cultural studies of literature and music at the University of Hildesheim, she had an identity crisis. She had a "normal" moneyjob but felt an inner conflict with it. She felt to much caught in the mill of the system that she criticizes to this day in her texts. In December 2015, she realized that she wanted only one thing. Make music. Since then she has meticulously worked on her lyrics, her voice and her melodies - which often sound somewhat melancholic, deep and emotional.
- facebook.com/anigomusic // anigomusic.bandcamp.com // soundcloud.com/anigomusic
- singing, songwriting, music writing, music performance
- alternative, indie, singer/songwriter
- Hamburg, Germany
I love it. Very soothing. It may not be for everyone but it served me. Deep lyrics. There is an audience for this. This would have worked perfectly during the latter 60's hippie movement as well. Don't change a thing. People who listen to Spoken word would love this.
The title grabbed me immediately. I'd be interested to see what another producer could do with this recording. I might remix it, changing the position and processing/effects of the voice. (There's nothing wrong with the performance, but I wonder if the recording could be cleaner. The microphone and/or the processing on the vocals need to be better. It's boomy, a bit too muddy and plosive in places. I also wonder what it would be like to have some additional instrumentation brought into the song as it went along. It seems to me that there could be an emotional crescendo added to the arrangement. Definitely some good bones here, but to my ears, this is still at the demo level. It needs some outside ears to offer advice on refinement.
Not exactly a cheery theme but then a voice like Anigo’s is quite capable of making those feelings redundant such is its gravitas. There are plenty of rough edges on this tune, befitting a demo, but there is an ingrained haunting quality throughout which makes the idea of the finished product an intriguing prospect. I kept coming back to Nico as a possible inspiration because it sounds like Anigo is untroubled by what people think of her music, with the prime motivation being to exorcise the demons from within. In the right time of lounge, with the smoke hanging thick in the air there’ll soon be a captive audience gripped by the sonic tension all around.