ANOMIE BELLE | FLUX
A hauntingly sexy portrait of beautiful alienation, Anomie Belle’s Flux is an interdisciplinary album and art project exploring disillusionment and the search for identity. An art book comprised of 14 visual art pieces, each by a highly revered international artist, accompanies the album. Each is a portrait of Anomie inspired by the music.
If music and art can uncover hidden parts of human experience, Anomie reveals the dark and sinister, the vulnerable, contradictory, spiritual and the sexual. Provocative and immersive, both the music and art convey a deeply honest, sensual, imaginative and complex set of surreal landscapes. Constantly evolving, dreamlike and intimate, Flux juxtaposes fragility with desire, struggle with self-knowledge, and complacence with wisdom. Her music grapples with intimacy and queerness, our emotional experiences of a culture that values profit over people, and the passive guilt of an unsustainable lifestyle that is destructive to our natural environment.
With each artist, Anomie explored common themes and inspirations so the visual art would feel deeply connected to the music. After a serendipitous encounter with the Seattle based visual artist, Redd Walitzki, and the realization of a shared mutual admiration for the other's craft, a natural collaboration ensued. In the case of Anomie and Redd, both were drawn to each other’s spirit of spontaneity, critical thinking and reflection. Both find a balance between artistic intent, and vision while releasing control in a way that allows the art to reveal its own beauty. The two re-imagine traditional art forms, deconstructing preconceived notions of boundaries through deliberate experimentation with new technologies.
Anomie's collaboration with Marco Mazzoni was similarly sparked by mutual admiration. Both artists conceive of such elaborate, introspective and surreal worlds that the two feel like a natural part of Flux together. Anomie and Marco became friends during a visit to Milan, uncorking Campari and excavating modern ruins inhabited by urban scavengers living their lives in stark contrast to La Dolce Vita. The intimacy and inspiration born from these initial collaborations soon spread amongst 14 others to form the body of art work surrounding this album. Each song and page of the art book reveals a unique story that captures the excitement and intimacy of dancing with strangers.
Featuring the artwork of Marco Mazzoni, Redd Walitzki, Mark Demsteader, Kari-Lise Alexander, Casey Weldon, Meredith Marsone, Alessandra Maria, Alex Garant, Alpay Efe, Januz Miralles, Maria Teicher, Antonio Velfin, Alexandra Becker-Black and Zin Li
The art book is 9x9 inches and 32 pages.
Layout and design by Wilmer Galindo.
Artwork originally displayed and available at Modern Eden Gallery.
Date: 08/26/2016 (U.S.)
Artist: Anomie Belle
Format: CD, Digital, Art book
Label: Diving Bell Recording Co.
Genre: Electronica, Experimental, Trip Hop, Glitch Hop
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1. Saturday Gives
2. Right Way
3. As We Are
6. As Summer Bleeds Daylight
9. Salt Spring
10. The Good life
12. We Let Ourselves In
All songs written, recorded, performed, and produced by Anomie Belle.
Additional vocals performed by Roxanna Walitzki on tracks 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12.
Additional vocals performed by Anthon Smith on tracks 2, 6, 7, 8 and 12.
Additional vocals performed by Matt Evans on track 8.
Spoken vocal samples of Marco Mazzoni on tracks 4 and 7.
Cello performed by Dana Feder on tracks 4, 8 and 9.
Live drums performed by Sean Lane on tracks 4 and 8.