We grew up in the shadow of the city of Port-of-Spain. As we progressed through our various journeys in life, it seemed like the concept of ports and harbours followed us.
They represent the logistical hubs of exchange – exchange of good, ideas, and cultures. On one end, they are departure points and at the other they are arrival points – representing the ideas of travel, journey, and taking on new challenges. They are symbols of labour, struggle, and the creativity, ingenuity and perseverance of the collective human spirit.
For this new short EP, we decided to explore these themes and pay homage to the ports and harbours – both literal and metaphorical – that shaped our lives. We also chose to take on a musical approach based on our hardcore influences and roots.
Harbour Ties is a special record for us, and we hope that you enjoy listening to it, as much as we enjoyed making it. It is not only our first hardcore record, but also it is our first set of material fully recorded and produced outside of Trinidad, and our first record pressed on vinyl.
We thank you for taking the time to share this project with us, and hope that these songs and words can have some meaning to you.
Peace, Love, and Anarchy,
released November 16, 2017
Anti-Everything is a collective crew of people, ideas, and philosophies that cannot be merely expressed anymore in terms of only the sum of the individuals that have made musical contributions. This entity is directly responsible for all of the music and lyrics generated on this record.
For the sake of tradition however, the musical minds behind Anti-Everything include (but are not limited to) - Amir, Alloz, Blinks, Cutter, Jah, Otto, Randy, Syo, Zach, and many others who share our common artistic vision.
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These songs were recorded, mixed and mastered by Olman Viper at Hertzwerk Studios in Hamburg. Produced by Olman Viper and Anti-Everything.
Much love, blessings, and immeasurable gratitude to the people who made this record possible. Firstly, boundless thanks and love for our brother XDannyXDancenX, who tracked drums on these recordings. Much love and infinite gratitude to Olman Viper and the crew at Hertzwerk for all their support, help, patience, hard work, and of course Ballern! Special big up to Dave from Ulf for being a bredrin, and also playing some small lead guitar pieces on some of the tracks, just for vibes. Special thanks to Maarten Manmohan and the Random Design Studios crew for their technical support.
Big up to Daniel Prieß whose hard work created the music video for the track ‘Profiled’; also much love to Baldur, Alex, and the people of St. Pauli who made that video possible.
Much love to Niccolò Antonello for the amazing artwork used for this record and elsewhere in our missions. Blessed love to Archer for help with layout design, and preparing promotional materials.
Special shout out to Kerstin at Handle With Care who helped us to print these 7” records. Much love to our entire support network in DE, BE, and TT who made all of the logistics of this release possible. Big up to our entire crew and family at Boatshrimp Records.
As with all of our music, this record is dedicated to the memory of Adam Andrew Arneaud.
For anyone listening to this record that wants to lime on an alternate dimension, reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org
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