Track of the Day: Amentia – Anémone
Happy President’s Day my friends! While Josh and Alex are stuck up in Tahoe due to the snows (poor guys…) I’m holding down the fort here in Los Angeles with some airy vibes from the French duo Amentia. Today we have ‘Anémone’ from Raphaël and Etienne’s ‘L’ivresse Des Profondeurs’, out last year via Cepage Music. ‘Anémone’ is a beautiful track wrought with nostalgia and hypnotic melodies. The bright major scales in the breakdown make me feel like I am floating around in a bubble surrounded by mermaids. Simply stunning. Another fantastic tune from the incredibly talented Amentia.
Amentia is a French production, DJ duo, and live act consisting of two childhood friends. Raphaël (keyboard) and Etienne (percussion) are classically trained jazz musicians who have worked tirelessly to translate their acoustic roots into the electronica realm. They have done a remarkable job. Interestingly, while Raphaël primarily works with digital synths the majority of Etienne’s percussion is recorded with microphones rather than produced on drum machines. Amentia have only been active since 2014 but have already made quite the splash. The Frenchmen have been pegged for releases by labels like Amselcom, Crossfrontier Audio, and Traum Schallplatten while their track ‘Serpent’ was recently included in Patrick Topping and Nathan Barato’s Paradise On Earth compilation for Hot Creations just last December. Next up for Raphaël and Etienne is the release of ‘Prince Des Marais EP’ via Chapter 24 Records on 2/24/17 and it is spectacular! Check out the title track below for some massive playa ready melodies.
And don’t forget to get your tickets to our 4 year anniversary party this weekend with headliner Marques Wyatt! It is going to be a straight get down over at the West End and tickets are only $15! Support from Leo Islo (Live), Le Monkey (Live), Jamie Prado, Sleepy Cat, Damon Steele, and head honcho PZB.