New Audio: Denmark’s Ani Even Releases a Mind-Bending Ode to the Winter Solstice

Ani Even is a mysterious self-described, Danish “electro cave/rave/chantcore artist.” Even’s latest single, “The Nearest Star” is a slow-burning yet euphoric ode to the solstice, centered around sampled layers of Benedictine monk-like chants, indigenous-like throat singing, Even’s plaintive vocals, thumping club friendly beats and glistening synths. The end result is a mind-bending mix of rave music, drum ‘n’ bass, shoegaze and spiritual music — that sounds as though it should be played at Stonehenge.