A haunting and darkly sexy portrait of beautiful alienation, Flux is an interdisciplinary art project exploring disillusionment and the search for identity. An art book comprised of 14 visual art pieces, each by a different international artist, will accompany the album. Each piece is a portrait of Anomie and her music. Provocative and immersive, both the music and art convey a deeply honest, sensual, imaginative and complex set of surreal landscapes. Through constantly evolving, dreamlike and intimate landscapes, Flux juxtaposes fragility with desire, struggle with self-knowledge, and complacence with wisdom.
With each artist, Anomie explored common themes and inspirations so the visual art would feel deeply connected to the music. If music and art can act as an avenue for uncovering hidden parts of human experience, Anomie uncovers the dark and sinister, the vulnerable, contradictory, spiritual and the sexual. 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.
Anomie is not new to collaboration across genres. She has created a culture jam with the Yes Men, composed music for film, and contributed to Scott Heim’s book “The First Time I Heard David Bowie.” She was the featured artist on Yppah’s album Eighty-One (Ninja Tune) and has worked with the Posies, Sneaker Pimps, Trespassers William and Mr Lif. Her music appears in film, television and video games (including Xbox’s Alan Wake, Showtime’s United States of Tara, MTV’s Jersey Shore, Catherine Hardwicke’s Plush, Todo El Mundo Tiene Alguien Menos Yo, and All Points Bulletin). She has toured as support for Tricky, The Album Leaf, Little Dragon, Bonobo, Emancipator, Bajofondo, and Ott, among others.
“Anomie Belle: Flux” opens with an album preview at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco on Friday, August 5th, and will hang through September 10th. Artists include Marco Mazzoni, Redd Walitzki, Mark Demsteader, Kari-Lise Alexander, Casey Weldon, Meredith Marsone, Alessandra Maria, Alex Garant, Alpay Efe, Januz Miralles, Maria Teicher, Antonio Velfín, Alexandra Becker-Black and Zin Lim.
The Lovers music video was created in collaboration with Anthon Smith and Roxanna Walitzki and directed by Paco Li Calzi.
High-Res images available upon request.