INTERVIEW with Mike Cosma aka XoloStar Warrior, Anixas, etc.

Mike Cosma

Mike Cosma

AUTOreverse #14, summer 2011
Mike Cosma
aka Xolostar Warrior
aka  Anixas
aka Black Acid Development
interviewed by
Ian C Stewart 

Mike, hello. Is there anything you’re feeling particularly mouthy about at the moment?

You know, I want to say things and shake people up and slap them silly and say “what are you thinking?”

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PODCAST: AUTOreverse Podcast 8


AUTOreverse Magazine






August 20, 2011

0. Ian C Stewart – “AUTOreverse Theme”
1. Auzel – “She Turned Into The Dog” from OLD
2. Knitting By Twilight – “Biddeford Pool” from WEATHERING
3. Devilcake – “Salad Bar Man” from EATING THE GOSPEL
4. Jon 7 – “Sunset” from LIGHT AREAS
5. Aric and the Episodes – “Boy Crazy” from I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN ALL ALONG
6. Wendell K – “Steam (20:8 Remix)”
7. Dino DiMuro – “My Name Is Print” from OUTTAKES UNIVERSE
8. Translucent Mirror – “Flow Of Life Interrupted” from FUZZY LANDSCAPES
9. Evan Peta – “All My Lovin'” from ZEN BY DEFAULT
10. Anixas – “Zectec 117” from ZECTEC
11. Love Calvin – “Green Pea Soup” from WHAT’S LEFT, VOL. 4
12. C. Reider -“We Will Make You Whole” from OWNING EXTINCTIONS
13. Crippling Deficincey “These Tools Are Pretty Helpfull, Especially The Cry Editor (excerpt)” from I AM TERROR’S SNOOTINESS
14. Ray Carmen “Little Angel” from OLD SCHOOL OLD FOOL
15. Just John – “Huminor” from THE OLD DOUBLE MELMAN
16. Distant Trains – “Sketches” from CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SUICIDE
17. Bat Lenny – “These Fragile Thoughts” from SHADOWLAND
18. Todd Skaggs – “Hemidemisemiquaver” from IN THE TEMPLE OF THE BUTCHERED COW
19. Next Big Thing – “Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand” from NBT-4-CNP
20. Russ Stedman – “Heavy Ketchup” from WHY KILL YOURSELF? (1987)
21. Ian C Stewart – “Trail Mix” from ALPHABETICAL FOOD ODYSSEY

REVIEW: ANIXAS Outer Space Located In Debris Field, 2011

Outer Space Located In Debris Field
EP – Jamendo download, 2011
Repeat of the 3P. Weird ambience, screaming, reverbed to hell, sounds like the soundtrack to an old martian film, you know the one. “Large Cargo Ship” features a nice pile of samples and synthesizer splats and filters. “Search For Life Forms” is a a sparse take on robotic vocoder sounds. If this is a concept album, then we take this track as literally being a search for lifeforms. “Feeling Isolated On The Ship” is very similar, albeit with more bass in the vocoder.
Ian C Stewart


Anixas - Zectec

Anixas - Zectec

Zectec EP – Mudball Records
Jamendo download, 2011

It’s an EP but it’s more of a 3P. Three pieces, three minutes Each. “Zectec115” The first one features a decent drum loop with cool, staccato synth stuff happening, but there’s also a couple of notes, like a drone but higher, almost like feedback or ground hum, which turn it from a playful bit of MIDI action to an act of sonic aggression. I’m not sure if it’s intended, or not intended. “Zectec116” and “Zectec117” deploy similar drones and MIDI synth rubs, which are not as harsh. Kind of neat.
Ian C Stewart