- I’m Not the One
- Sirens (Remastered)
The Art of Letting Go by Ana
The Art of Letting Go by Ana is a portrait of passion and emotion bared to the bone, the skin peeled back on our hearts showing new vibrant colors. Ana Khristenko offers us an intimate vocal that is mesmerizing, smooth, and ethereal, yet also rocking, sassy, and badass. Like a magic carpet ride through mist and shadows, the band creates a sense of suspense and payoff like some mystic noir-setting suddenly becoming a lighted path to an absolute beauty. The music is addictive, catchy, and hauntingly vivid.
The arrangements on this record are dynamically intriguing and sonically satisfying. The rhythm guitar patterns are crisp and full, the lead solos electrifying, and the keys used inventively as lead, background, and counterpoint in a variety of soundscapes. The bass is all balls and bottom, and the drums alternate between a deep groove, a force on the march, and flares and fireworks in hummingbird sixteenths smooth as late autumn dusk. Altogether, this record makes the chaotic parts of life seem poetic, and it reinforces to us that there is still room for radiance in our souls, in our lives, in the world.
This album was produced by Josh Mak and Anna Khristenko, recorded & mixed by Chris Themelco (Naberus, Massive) at Monolith Studios, and mastered by Thomas ‘Plec’ Johansson (Soilwork, Scar Symmetry, Night Flight Orchestra) at The Panic Room Studios.
The Art of Letting Go by Ana will be released by Eclipse Records on March 29, 2024.
Press Quotes & Highlights
- (8.5/10) – “‘The Art of Letting Go‘ stands as a testament to ANA‘s talent as both a musician and a storyteller. This collection of songs offers a resonant experience for anyone navigating the tumultuous waters of personal change, cementing ANA‘s place within the music world as a beacon of light for those seeking to embrace the journey of moving forward.” – Infrared Magazine
- (3.5/5) “The Art of Letting Go is an incredible debut, it is so cohesive and complete that it is a testimony to the talent and strength of the songs within that make it a standout. Ana is an act that deserves your immediate attention.” – Metal Roos
- “They have taken the norm, digested it and then created something new. There’s the double tapped drums, the squealing guitar solos, the rich keys, thumping bass and a classic vocal, sounds we’re all familiar with, but ANA have mixed them up and fashioned an album that’s well worth a listen” – Metal Planet Music
- “Wow! ANA are one of my favorite finds, early in this new year. This was a wonderful surprise. So many times as a music reviewer, you hear about a new band, and hope for the best. This band reminds me so much of one of my favorite prog/metal symphonic bands, Mission Jupiter” – Progressive Rock Journal
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