A friend of the LA-based super label Friends of Friends, Anenon, has released a new track this week that’s got our ears perked. Anenon released two singles this week, one of them being “Once.” As the name would not suggest we found it incredibly difficult to listen to this song a single time.
It’s integrative and so satisfying to listen to. The first thing you hear when the track starts is some free jazz drumming—namely fluttering symbols. In fact we think the percussion is what really makes this track. The artistry in the speed and articulation of the pads and the live symbols (or at least live-sounding) blur the lines between drum sampling and live drumming. Pair that with the Leon Vynehall sounding synths that slide you to and fro and you’ve got a masterful electronic release.