NATURAL WONDER BEAUTY CONCEPT
Extra information19h30 doors
WhenWed. 4 Oct, 2023
"Two ambient maestros, Ana Roxanne and DJ Python, come together for a moody, downtempo gem."
Introducing Natural Wonder Beauty Concept, a partnership between Ana Roxanne and DJ Python (Brian Piñeyro). Today, the duo proudly announce their self-titled debut LP, Natural Wonder Beauty Concept, out July 14 via Mexican Summer. To herald the announcement, they share the first single, "Sword."
“Sword” serves as an execution of the duo’s synchronistic relationship. Ana and Brian dash lyrics off each other, reflecting an increasingly shared mental state. “You me you / falling in deeper blue.” Reminiscent of deconstructed glitch-core, “Sword” swells with subtle moments combining tactile and gritty percussion with pitch-bent wistful vocals.
Natural Wonder Beauty Concept plunges audiences into dreamy, densely layered drum programming and atmosphere, redolent of Seefeel and Boards Of Canada, washed against jungle and oddball ambient landscapes. Each song slows down time and lets audiences experience a lack of structure in an intentional and lucid way.
“The project gave us a creative license of freedom,” the pair say. “It was an opportunity to try anything out, whatever we happened to be feeling or influenced by.” Python and Ana are both known for bittersweet, contemplative electronic music that feels like a companion in quiet times. With their new project, the two artists have found their natural, if unexpected, counterparts. Natural Wonder Beauty Concept is the sound of two brilliant artists learning to be alone, together.
Brian and Ana met in New York City in the winter of 2020 after putting out critically acclaimed albums. However due to extenuating global circumstances, the real-world implications of those records were yet to be seen. Having praised one another’s work online for years, the two finally bonded in the same city after Roxanne moved to NYC.
A quiet understanding developed between the two artists – driving around the outskirts of the city, listening to Telegram by Björk, HTRK, Portishead, all manner of melancholy acoustic indie songs. Soon, studio experimentation became the instinctive extension of a friendship finding its feet. When the world reopened, the two parted ways to tour with the sporadic session here and there, building upon their portfolio. Finally, the two met again in NYC to complete the project with engineer and producer Al Carlson (Oneohtrix Point Never, Jessica Pratt).
After years of taking part in collaborative projects, as one half of the nevrland duo together with ssaliva, and as a founding member and resident Dj of the Belgian collectives Heartbroken (2015-now) and Folie Douce (2010-2015), Benjamin Munix (BE) released his frist solo EP, 'Left Out', this past May via Worldwide Unlimited (Dj Python’s imprint and community project) & City Links Recordings. The six-songs project contains co-production from Dj KIT (Planet 1999).
Navigating between Ambient and Club Music while referencing Shoegaze, Hip-Hop and Punk Rock, ‘Left Out’ serves as an introduction to a distorted yet hopeful universe. The songs focus on melodies and textures, utilizing a minimalistic approach for a maximalist sound. Reflecting on emotions from teenage years and early adulthood, it seeks to find happiness in melancholy and freedom in loneliness.
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