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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REVIEW: Xolostar Warrior – Gorkun Crystal Audio Stream, 2011

Xolostar Warrior  - Gorkun Crystal Audio Stream - 2011

Xolostar Warrior - Gorkun Crystal Audio Stream - 2011

Gorkun Crystal Audio Stream

Soundclick download, 2011
This is a brief introduction to the XoloStar Warrior, whose songs are in the Indietronic category on Soundclick. “Humantron” sounds like one a Buckethead instrumental. Which means it’s funky, heavy and groovy and there’s cool sound effects. And fun. “Zenorama” breaks out the vocal harmonizer and effects, along with the finger-jab drum machine sounds. Nice. Absurd, really. But great! “Para Talk” jumps in with a funky beat and more spaced-out spoken bits which go through every effect known to man. It’s kind of hilarious and great at the same time. Finally, “Go Luup” continues with fragmented beats and rather deranged synth-stabs. Did he just say “shadow of the octopus”? Fun and awesome.
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