Describing a band as unique is cheap, and yet that’s the only word that comes to mind when listening to Anakronic Electro Orkestra. This unusual ensemble of ¬†musicians produces a seamless blend of electronic dance music, hip hop, jazz, funk and countless other sounds that groove together perfectly in their songs.

AEO is made up of Corinne Dubarry on the accordion, Pierre Bertaud du Chazaud on clarinets, Ludovic T. Kierasinski on bass, Ghislain Rivera on drums and Mikael Charry handling production. The band is based out of Toulouse, France and has been together since the release of their first album, “Speak With Ghosts,” in 2010.

Their most recent EP, “Noise In Sepher,” was released on April 3, 2013 and features vocals by Brooklyn-based singer Taron Benson. It’s available, along with their other works, on iTunes. All their songs can also be streamed for free on their¬†soundcloud.

Noise In Sepher I,” the title track off their latest project, is a hip hop driven arrangement with heavy synths and big drums that will leave your head nodding. Another song that definitely stands out from the album is “Lady Mydriasis” featuring Frederika, whose repetitive vocals and enchanting melodies force you to sing along, even if you have no idea what she’s saying. The most musically compelling track on the EP might be “Free Klarinet Screamin In My Brain,” a short modern day jazz piece begging to be rapped on.

AEO’s music is intricate, fun and uncompromising. It’s genre defying electronic music with an edge. Songs that can be danced to at the club, or enjoyed during your morning commute to work. In a word, Anakronic Electro Orkestra is unique.

Check out AEO’s website and like them on Facebook

Anakronic in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Anakronic in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Photos couresy of Pascal Bernier

Photos couresy of Pascal Bernier

Taron Benson (left) with Rowshana Jackson

Taron Benson (left) with Rowshana Jackson

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