Naux Faux – Enchanted
Freestyle, melodic electronica from the 1990’s. Did you ever think this would come from Bassnectar? Well, put him and longtime friend Sayr together and we give you: Naux Faux. Here’s a newly released album from Valentine’s Day. A transmission of love entitled Enchanted. This is the first time he has revealed a collaborative project that has turned heads and boy has it!
This album is a hyper detail-oriented, yet extremely fun,side-project which celebrates the nostalgia of the past. Imagine a warm beam of sunlight on a lazy afternoon. Close your eyes and let these warm, dreamy sounds consume you.
The Bay Area producer pals bring an otherworldly, downtempo feel to this project for the masses. It will reverberate frequencies of love, nostalgia, connection, and longing in everyone. Could this have been a better time for release? Grab someone special and listen to this. It’s not your ordinary wild style of summer festival touring energy.
“This winter has been an awesome chance to unplug. I’ve hung up the Bassnectar suit and been enjoying a ton of time outdoors (enjoying the heck of out California) and…when I’m all cozy in winter mode it’s the perfect scenario to make downtempo music.”
Meticulous execution of the tracks transform listeners to a desert oasis with the sun peaking over the mountains after a long night of shenanigans. From beginning to end, the EP conveys bewilderment, delirium, bliss, and wonder. It transcends you onto various planes of consciousness. You can tell this was designed with precision to convey a sunrise set feel. Downtempo beats and feel good energy. What do you think of his new style?
As for the name? Naux Faux comes from a play on words “nothing” and “phony”. Faux means fake so it suits this album’s nod to the era of authentic electronic music. Lifelong art like this music is love. Magical and precious.