Anenon and Chantal Chadwick announce collaborative project Pétra

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.

Anenon shares title track off upcoming album Tongue

Following the stunning first single ‘Verso‘, Anenon has unveiled another magical taste from his upcoming album Tongue with the title track streaming now. The single is described as “a startling slice of optimistic, focused exploration that gives glimmers of hope that will come with the flip of the calendar into 2018″. Listen to ‘Tongue’ below and grab the album when it drops on February 8th through Friends of Friends.

Anenon announces fourth album Tongue and shares first single ‘Verso’

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 shares first single from upcoming third album Petrol

Anenon - Petrol

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.