WHAT YOUR EARS SAY & THE COVER LOOKS LIKE
WHAT WE SAY
Ever imaginative & stylistically restless, Maarja Nuut is back with another walk on the weirder side as her chopped & chewed vocals garnish this psychedelic stew of twisted grooves, church organs, unidentifiable sounds, esoteric electronics, broken yet bullish drums & accessible avant-garde audio inventiveness.
WHAT THE RELEASE NOTES SAY
One’s existence hinges on past generations – we are what has come before. I gradually began to grasp this thought after inheriting my grandmother’s old farm. Five generations' worth of personal possessions; land that had sustained my forebearers. Clearing the impenetrable brush, and sorting through buildings bursting with artifacts, felt like a long ritual filled with layers, layers, and more layers. In between this physical, emotional work, I spent time in my seaside studio randomly wiring modulars, experimenting with my voice, and strumming old vermona organ, just as a spontaneous reflection of my thoughts or, at times, as an imaginary reunion of relatives. Those sessions eventually became Hinged, a record deserving of its very specific bilingual title – in Estonian, it means departed spirits and soul; in English, a link that holds things together. These songs are a thread between the two meanings, and a summation of a year spent exploring my family history and my place in it.
Creditsall music composed and produced by maarja nuut
tracks 1, 2 & 8 featuring Nicolas Stocker on drums
drums recorded by Dave Eleanor at RDLC4
mixed by Evar Anvelt
mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri
vinyl cut by Caspar Sutton-Jones
design by Elisabeth Klement
pressed at Vinyl Plant in Tartu
very special thanks: Evar, Nicolas Stocker, Ats, Adam Cullen, Hannah Peel, Simon from Mute Song, Eesti Kultuurkapital, Elisabeth Klement, Benjamin Wigley
OUR MISSION STATEMENT GOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS
Lazy Days, Hazy Moments & Dancing to a Slower Groove