Anakeesta is the solo-project of Wes Bintz. The project began roughly 4 years ago as a deftones-inspired hard rock project, the original goal being to supplement classified ads while looking for other like-minded musicians. Although playing bass in a 90’s-style riff-metal band, recording an unfinished digital rock collaboration with a long-time friend and playing in a post-rock outfit, the recordings continued, and digital elements were infused in a transition to a fully-formed solo project.
The result is Anakeesta’s debut solo album, “The Sound of Something Happening,” a culmination of a year’s worth of work relying heavily on a blend of bass guitar, ambient vocals, glitchy drum looping and digital instrumentation and sonic manipulation. Anakeesta signed to Seven Moths Records and released his album in 2012.
Sounds like: Radiohead, Team Sleep, Caribou, Bjork, Aphex Twin, Panda Bear.