|Friends of Friends
Release Date: 08 April 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|Anenon Petrol Limited Vinyl LP
Anenon is Brian Allen Simon, an artist and the founder of the Non Projects record label. Constantly shedding the non-essential in search of a deep and individualized core, Anenon’s music feels potent and refined, yet still raw. His work reaches audiences through speakers and venues where music is given serious consideration. An experimental artist using contemporary tools, Brian mines the intersection of electronics, jazz, improvisation and spiritual atmospherics.
Simon has performed internationally throughout Japan, Europe and North America, sharing the stage with the likes of Morton Subotnick, Julia Holter, Laurel Halo, Baths and many more. He is a distinguished entrant of the 2011 Red Bull Music Academy and has guest lectured at CalArts. Alongside multiple LP’s and EP’s released on Non Projects, Simon has also released songs on Ghostly
International, Innovative Leisure and Brownswood. October saw Anenon’s debut on Friends of Friends with the ‘Camembert’ EP, an effort that will be followed with the ‘Petrol’ LP in 2016.
Born out of a series of improvisational sessions with friend and collaborator Jon-Kyle Mohr, Anenon’s ‘Petrol’ is an album about his native city of Los Angeles, but not the Los Angeles you know. It’s a city built as much upon the frenzied kinetic energy of its freeways as its moments of thoughtful, early morning solitude. In Anenon’s mind, an Angeleno is “one who understands the beauty of distance and the consistencies of irregularity” and those juxtapositions can be found throughout ‘Petrol’, a spacious album that needs to be lived in to be believed. Those juxtapositions extend to the sonic makeup of ‘Petrol’, from the tactile bliss of opener “Body” to the album closing title track’s climactic bombast. Out March 4 on Friends of Friends, ‘Petrol’ is the culmination of years of work and a deeply refined sensibility, a combination that seems to fit both label and artist like a glove.
1. Body, 2. Lumina, 3. Once, 4. CXP, 5. Mouth, 6. Hinoki, 7. Machines, 8. Panes, 9. Petrol