Nest - Nest EP
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Both pianists, there is little wonder that after exploring a plethora of musical styles, the two find themselves most at home writing traditionally structured pieces, with the ivories a major element throughout. The EP demonstrates clearly the innate ability the two have for song writing, borrowing from the world of film soundtracks and contemporary classical composers to craft delicate instrumental compositions.
Alongside their favoured instrument can be variously heard the plucked strings of the Welsh harp, violins, woodwind instruments, field recordings, percussion and a heady dose of mind wobbling effects. From the time Nest began writing together, one purpose was clear; to produce beautiful music free of pretense, and they do it exceptionally well.
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Subject: stunning net release
In particular the morphing flubberplucked quality of Kyoto and the abandoned rail station mood of Cad Goddeau (which I have on repeatedly) really make this release stand out from the kagillions of netlabel releases out there. I can't wait to hear more from these guys.
There's also a cleanliness and dignity to the sound which is rare. A lot of care was taken to maintain a consistently warm tone throughout, making this album perfect for drifting away to.
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merci à Otto Totland et Huw Roberts
Subject: true beauty
The only complain I have that there is not more of these songs.
Subject: Nest, another great netlabel EP
There's just enough tonal care and variation to this release to set it apart as quality netlabel music. Unfortunately, at times the EP seems a bit too concerned with carrying itself along. I found myself wishing for more time to contemplate and explore variations rather than marvel at the monolithic musical space presented. The focus seems to lie squarely on presenting a beautiful - if homogenous - environment rather than involving the listener in the creation of an experience. Like pieces in a curio museum, the tracks fade in and out of view with little context.
Even as such, this is a fantastic release for background listening. Perhaps that's where the "borrowing from the world of film soundtracks" bit comes in. There is certainly a practiced sense of atmosphere. If you really need to be drawn in to your music, though, don't plan on nesting here.