LA’s Anenon aka Brian Allen Simon has announced the follow up to last year’s wonderful album Petrol. Set to arrive on February 8th through Friends of Friends, Tongue was recorded near Palaia in Italy’s Tuscany region last April. Simon lived temporarily in a 16th century small villa “to attempt to find something pure and ostensibly forgotten—soul music—not in the rhythm and blues sense, but something capable of reaching deep into our DNA coding and dimly remembered past”, explains the press release. This move, it adds, “is a reflection of Anenon’s drive to find a setting staggeringly gorgeous enough to match the iridescence of the compositions.” As with previous efforts, on Tongue we find Anenon exploring and merging an array of genres including jazz, classical, ambient and electronica.
‘Verso’ is the first stunning taste to be lifted from the album and you can stream it below.
Anenon, the moniker of Los Angeles based saxophonist, producer and artist Brian Allen Simon, dropped the Camembert EP last October. Back then, he also announced a third full-length album was on the way. More details have now emerged about this release. Entitled Petrol, the album is the fruit of improvisational sessions between Anenon and drummer and collaborator Jon-Kyle Mohr that took place in their native Los Angeles, a place whose way of life punctuates the album. In the words of Anenon, an Angeleno is “one who understands the beauty of distance and the consistencies of irregularity”.
Petrol arrives on March 4th via Friends of Friends. Ahead of it, Anenon has shared the first single ‘Mouth’. Here it is.
In other relates news, Anenon has been invited by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles to curate and perform in a yearlong series titled Monument, that will pair musicians and sound artists with particular art pieces or galleries.
Today sees the release of Camembert, the new EP from Los Angeles based saxophonist, producer and artist Brian Allen Simon under his moniker Anenon. Musically, Camembert is informed by an array of genres that includes jazz, classical, ambient and electronica. The EP “exudes the range in expression and breadth of talent that Simon represents, touching on jazz improvisation, techno and palatial ambient over its four tracks without ever seeming to lose focus”, describes the album’s blurb.
Camembert precedes Petrol, Anenon’s third full-length album, which will be released in early 2016 via Friends of Friends.
Head over to bandcamp to stream the whole EP and get your hands on a download for free or pay what you want. To whet your appetite, here’s the EP’s enchanting and serene title track, ‘Camembert’. Enjoy.