• there is no love

  • seasonal

  • follow, part II

  • leave it all behind – intro

  • my role

Belong to the moon, Nuaia’s second album, is a continuation of the trio’s voyages in the sonic landscapes between pop, free improv and experimental music.

The album is a collection of undressed indie ballads, with distant cinematic echoes from Blade Runner and Ennio Morricone. Occasionally, a wave of Indonesian gamelan and ambiences à la Brian Eno appears, but regardless of influences, Nuaia is holding on to the the musical and lyrical core. Not a word too much. Rather repetition than unnecessary variation. In a universe where song, drums and acoustic instruments meets electronic soundscapes, personal stories are born, presented with an unusual intensity and presence.

Belong to the Moon is artistic without being highbrow, poppish while avoiding banality and adventurous without even a touch of abstruseness. It is an exquisite mélange of lyrical modernity and intellectually provocative poetry that is simultaneously substantial and stylish. (Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz 23/4 2015)

Sofie Norling: vocals, live-electronics
Mika Forsling: electric guitar, synth guitar, mbira, hank drum, spinet, synths and live-electronics
Michala Østergaard-Nielsen: drums, percussion, vibraphonette, pianet

Additional musicians on follow, part II:
Albin Johansson: Grand Piano
Jonne Bentlöv: trumpet

All music by Nuaia & Lyrics by Sofie Norling

Track 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 & 8 recorded by Thomas Vang in The Village, Vanløse, 2013 & 2014
Track 3 & 9 and overdubs recorded by Mika Forsling in Mika’s home, Copenhagen, 2014
Track 6 recorded by August Wanngren in Dublab Studio, Copenhagen, 2011

Trumpet on track 6 recorded by Sofie and Jonne in Hantverkargatan 25, Stockholm, 2014

Mixed by August Wanngren (www.wanngren.com)
Mastered by Thomas Eberger (www.stockholmmastering.se)
Produced by Nuaia and August Wanngren
Cover design by Mai-Britt Amsler (www.maibrittamsler.dk)

Released April 29, 2015
C'est BPCD019