Maayan Nidams second album New Moon has many different levels. Stylistically. the Berlin-based producer has created an 11 track collection of alternative electronic rhythms that combines everything from blissful broken beat. to surrealist electro. jazzinfluenced moments. acidic house. exploratory techno. and piano interludes.
Psychologically though, there is much more going on. Clearly unfazed by constructing a bigger, more audacious picture, Nidam links her many different artist desires on this album through cyclical electronic expressionism. The album is expansive. Disparate influences and eras are joined together through a subtle interplay of contrast and tone. The beats, repetition and some occasional fruity whistle stops make the journey absorbing and multi-dimensional. Beginning with a downtempo treat called On My Street, New Moon immediately captivates you with a dreamy, sun-kissed afternoon feel. Worming its way through soft electro on Harmonious Funk (whose lyrics hint at a possible universal truth) it arrives at the quirky synthesizer jam, Trippin’ Over You, which plays out like a strange ode to chemical love. The following rolling bass-driven house of The Great Suspenders is a loose groovy bumper and perfect for those ever-so-serious after parties. Send A Pigeon then follows, and plays out like an electronic symphony of doom, with its squealing feedback and fluttery distortion evolving subtly, forever on the move. The album then takes you down another unexpected corridor with Undermine, which sees a fun, childlike melody slowly beat a warbled techno loop into submission. Sunday Sunday is its warm piano accompaniment. Disco loops, filters, delays, and a gorgeous vocal then clash on the short and sweet Lies In Love. And then, once again, we find Nidam playing with juxtaposition. She throws the impending unease of Last Moon, its warped vocals and twisted syncopated beats, together with the beautiful drifting electronica of Boastful. The track is hard to pi
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DJ: “UNER: Completely in love with the album... ammmmazing! Tobi Neumann: This is outstanding! thank you for the music madam Nidam!! What i heard so far is full of sensitivity and spirit, wow! for sure this will be ordered on vinyl! Konrad Black: Amazing...love it in all it's quirkiness...great job! Raresh: Nice album ! Dorian Paic: What can I say ? For sure an outstanding album from one of my favourite producers and Deejays. Three thumbs up !!! Sascha Dive: Amazing album! tINI: Great work from Maayan D'Julz: Superb album! So rich and eclectic Davide Squillace: Very nice package ”
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