Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Tanner Volz began cultivating his talents for creating electronic music in the early 1990s with the post-Industrial band Thine Eyes. From there, the eclectic project ML was realized and went on to release prolific works on such labels as Toast and Jam, n5MD, En:peg, and Piehead Recordings. With several releases under their belts, ML tired of each other’s smells and branched out into new directions.
While recovering from an illness in 2008, Tanner seeded his new project Anklebiter on a laptop from the comfort of his easy chair. During this time, a deeply personal, idiosyncratic, and emotionally rich instrumental electronic work emerged that fully indulged Tanner’s love for contemporary Shoegaze and Synthpop styles, as well as his deep roots in early Industrial and dark New Wave.
Now, Anklebiter joins the Tympanik Audio family with his newest collection of work titled ‘I Will Wait‘. With a vast array of seemingly straightforward analog patterns converging together to generate deeply emotional, beat-driven dark IDM soundscapes, ‘I Will Wait‘ manages to embrace a refreshing simplicity with unique effectiveness that is rarely heard these days. Staggering beats meet nostalgic synthlines to create a haunting aural utopia that is at once beautiful and all together strangely alluring.
Anklebiter‘s debut CD ‘I Will Wait‘ is available now on compact disc only from Tympanik Audio.
Available now is the remix companion CD release titled ‘Queue‘ from Anklebiter which features stunning renditions by such talents as Boy Is Fiction, Lights Out Asia, Access To Arasaka, SubtractiveLAD, Dryft, Keef Baker, Dirk Geiger, and more plus two new unreleased Anklebiter tracks. Mastered by John McCraig at Panic Studios and cohesive artwork design by M. Cadoo (n5MD, Bitcrush, Dryft), Anklebiter’s ‘Queue‘ promises an unforgettable jaunt of memorable proportions.
Out now: A brand new album from Anklebiter titled ‘Raintree‘. A melancholy montage of beauty and soul, incorporating haunting atmospheres with intricate beatwork to create a massive aural experience that weaves emotion into every sound and pattern, allowing the listener’s mind to flow effortlessly with the music.
- Raintree [Tympanik Audio 2012]
- Queue [Tympanik Audio 2011]
- I Will Wait [Tympanik Audio 2010]
- Standing Height [En:peg 2008]