nova materia’s powerful, hypnotic music incorporates eerie sounds generated by raw and mineral materials (metal, rocks etc) to create tracks that are in turn hyper-rhythmic and dreamy, poised between postpunk rock and electronic dance music. the band’s sound is already making headway in festivals & clubs as well as in the visual arts & performance communities.
nova materia is a duet consisting of caroline chaspoul from france and eduardo henriquez from chile. the band was born three years ago from the ashes of panico, the chilean alternative rock group with which caroline and eduardo toured around the globe and released several albums. after two eps produced a.o. in collaboration with french producer chloé and her kill the dj label, nova materia have joined the likes of acid arab, konono n°1, juana molina, yasmine hamdan and matias aguayo on the crammed discs roster.
released in 2008, this outstanding album was never pressed on vinyl. it contains some of juana molina s most rhythmic pieces (including the epic title track), and saw her dig deeper into electronic textures. un día was juana s final album for the domino label . pitchfork decided that it was as warm and welcoming as it is weird, all music guide calls it as experimental as björk s but much more inviting. for rolling stone us, this album is her most adventurous, combining avant-garde vocals with the atmospherics of portishead and my bloody valentine. and french music bible les inrockuptibles wrote: a real album of trance music which, like with john coltrane or nusrat fateh ali khan, doesn t aim for a loss of consciousness but rather for reaching a higher level of knowledge