Anenon, the moniker of Los Angeles based saxophonist, producer and artist Brian Allen Simon, has joined forces with musician and dancer Chantal Chadwick for a new project called Pétra, which means ‘stone, rock’. The pair picked the name inspired by the photographic work of Daniel Boudinet and also the geological formations of the volcanic island of Nisyros in Greece, where they wrote, performed, produced and recorded together. Aunis is the fruit of that collaboration, their first full-length album, and will come out on September 20th via Injazero Records. Other than Nisyros, work in the album was also done in Loire in France and Mexico City, and as the press release explains, “the music is a site-specific reaction to all locales and was arranged in a free-form variety of methods with an improvisational energy being the driving force.”
The title track serves as the first delicate and soothing taste from the upcoming Aunis. Take a listen now.