June Of 44 Anahata on LP
Often referred to as the punk-rock pirates of the math rock world, June of 44 were a musical collective from 1994-2000. Truly a who's who of the indie world, the band consisted of members and ex members of Rodan, Rex, Crownhate Ruin, Codeine, Sonora, and Hoover, all of whom were living in different cities at the time.
Often cited for their artistic hand crafted record packaging, June of 44 produced four full-length releases before members went on to form Him, The Sonora Pine, and The Shipping News. June of 44 created music that ranged from experimental jazz to ambient dub to angular post punk.
Originally released in 1999, Anahata is June of 44's fourth and final album and it finds the band traveling in entirely new directors of experimentation. Over a year and a half period prior to the album's recording, the band taped their live shows, which contained a lot of improvisation, then took parts of those songs to create new ones for Anahata.
The process resulted in an atmospheric and more groove-oriented set than past releases and ultimately one of the band's most intriguing efforts.