Moons Melt Milk Light

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why we love this

The use of space creates vivid silhouettes of movement—saxophone flurries, clarinet rushes, and piano streams—that hang delicately in the air. There is such tenderness between the instruments as they let one another step into center stage and express themselves fully before quietly moving aside for the other to modestly shine.

about the record

Anenon is the ongoing solo studio and live project of Brian Allen Simon, and 'Moons Melt Milk Light' bears his most personal, expressive, and arresting works to date. "I feel a kinetic and messy honesty that doesn't exist in any of the other music I've ever made. There is also a sense of being settled, of calm. There is no faking it here.”

‘Moons Melt Milk Light’ is direct, efficient, and unwavering in its immediacy. Anenon departs from the electronics of previous works, and embarks on a reductive, almost entirely acoustic approach consisting of piano, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, and field recordings. All of the music was improvised with everything recorded as either a first or second take with no edits. Any layering happened fast and in the moment, and yet the sonic architecture of the whole feels both planned and refined. Brian also confronts the subject of personal loss and anguish with a deep sincerity as a solemn through-line pervades the album's 11 tracks. Notes are eloquently delivered with grace and the message is one of hope with a palpable human quality.

The production of ‘Moons Melt Milk Light’ began in the autumn of 2022, and was recorded at home in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, informed in part by an acoustic collaboration with the artist Susan Cianciolo during the vernissage of her 2022 Paris exhibition, RUN 14: FIELD of existence, as well as solo performances mostly at casual non-venues such as wine bars and inns around Europe that same year. It was the combination of these experiences that led Brian to pursue this immediate approach of improvised acoustic instrumentation.

‘Moons Melt Milk Light’ is a hyper-personal statement contained in a visceral beauty, a compact record of threadbare honesty and musical prowess seldom found in the musical art form. It is a search for light out of dark, for the tangible and tactile, and yet like most art of staying power, the results remain ephemeral and elusive, a beauty just out of reach.

“Loss has been a constant (in my life), and I wanted to express a deep acceptance of this, but also a pervasive feeling that these kinds of sadnesses are what beauty is derived from, that it doesn't come from perfection. I find the idea of perfect beauty completely banal. Tension matters.”

  1. 1 - Untitled Skies 3:41
  2. 2 - Moons Melt Milk Light 2:17
  3. 3 - Maine Piano 1:03
  4. 4 - Night Painting I 1:47
  5. 5 - A Million Birds II 1:58
  6. 6 - As it is When it Appears 2:43
  7. 7 - Champeix 2:28
  8. 8 - Night Painting II 1:55
  9. 9 - Hand Poetry 2:35
  10. 10 - Endings (Solo) 2:40
  11. 11 - Sightless Eyes (N16) 2:45

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Moons Melt Milk Light

32,00

only 3 left

  1. 1 - Untitled Skies 3:41
  2. 2 - Moons Melt Milk Light 2:17
  3. 3 - Maine Piano 1:03
  4. 4 - Night Painting I 1:47
  5. 5 - A Million Birds II 1:58
  6. 6 - As it is When it Appears 2:43
  7. 7 - Champeix 2:28
  8. 8 - Night Painting II 1:55
  9. 9 - Hand Poetry 2:35
  10. 10 - Endings (Solo) 2:40
  11. 11 - Sightless Eyes (N16) 2:45

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why we love this

The use of space creates vivid silhouettes of movement—saxophone flurries, clarinet rushes, and piano streams—that hang delicately in the air. There is such tenderness between the instruments as they let one another step into center stage and express themselves fully before quietly moving aside for the other to modestly shine.

about the record

Anenon is the ongoing solo studio and live project of Brian Allen Simon, and 'Moons Melt Milk Light' bears his most personal, expressive, and arresting works to date. "I feel a kinetic and messy honesty that doesn't exist in any of the other music I've ever made. There is also a sense of being settled, of calm. There is no faking it here.”

‘Moons Melt Milk Light’ is direct, efficient, and unwavering in its immediacy. Anenon departs from the electronics of previous works, and embarks on a reductive, almost entirely acoustic approach consisting of piano, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, and field recordings. All of the music was improvised with everything recorded as either a first or second take with no edits. Any layering happened fast and in the moment, and yet the sonic architecture of the whole feels both planned and refined. Brian also confronts the subject of personal loss and anguish with a deep sincerity as a solemn through-line pervades the album's 11 tracks. Notes are eloquently delivered with grace and the message is one of hope with a palpable human quality.

The production of ‘Moons Melt Milk Light’ began in the autumn of 2022, and was recorded at home in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, informed in part by an acoustic collaboration with the artist Susan Cianciolo during the vernissage of her 2022 Paris exhibition, RUN 14: FIELD of existence, as well as solo performances mostly at casual non-venues such as wine bars and inns around Europe that same year. It was the combination of these experiences that led Brian to pursue this immediate approach of improvised acoustic instrumentation.

‘Moons Melt Milk Light’ is a hyper-personal statement contained in a visceral beauty, a compact record of threadbare honesty and musical prowess seldom found in the musical art form. It is a search for light out of dark, for the tangible and tactile, and yet like most art of staying power, the results remain ephemeral and elusive, a beauty just out of reach.

“Loss has been a constant (in my life), and I wanted to express a deep acceptance of this, but also a pervasive feeling that these kinds of sadnesses are what beauty is derived from, that it doesn't come from perfection. I find the idea of perfect beauty completely banal. Tension matters.”

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