Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Tanner Volz began cultivating his talents for creating electronic music in the early 1990s with the post-Industrial band Thine Eyes. From there, the eclectic project ML was realized and went on to release prolific works on such labels as Toast and Jam, n5MD, En:peg, and Piehead Recordings.
While recovering from an illness in 2008, Tanner seeded his new project Anklebiter on a laptop from the comfort of his easy chair. During this time, a deeply personal, idiosyncratic, and emotionally rich instrumental electronic work emerged that fully indulged Tanner’s love for contemporary Shoegaze and Synthpop styles, as well as his deep roots in early Industrial and dark New Wave.
Now, Anklebiter joins the Tympanik Audio family with his debut full-length album titled ‘I Will Wait‘.
With a vast array of seemingly straightforward analog patterns converging together to generate deeply emotional, beat-driven dark IDM soundscapes, ‘I Will Wait‘ manages to embrace a refreshing simplicity with unique effectiveness that is rarely heard these days. Staggering beats meet nostalgic synthlines to create a haunting aural utopia that is at once beautiful and all together strangely alluring.