Anenon Petrol on 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.
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. 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.