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Yesterday I heard Kate NV's "Plans" and was suitably impressed:


Today I'm listening to the new album, "Room For The Moon" and I'm stunned. So many interesting sounds, all colliding over her multi-lingual vocals! Brings to minds bits of YMO, Laurie Anderson, Jane Siberry, and more recently Glasser - but beyond those, a real feast for the ears.

I know nothing of her earlier work, how does it compare?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 4 June 2020 18:25 (one month ago) link

Binasu is really great, I think there are a few fans here!

brimstead, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:02 (one month ago) link

I haven’t heard the new one yet but Binasu and для FOR are both very good, as is her work as гш/ Glintshake.

ShariVari, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:06 (one month ago) link

Love Kate Nv! Excited to hear the new one - last one was lovely but quite low key and not as overtly pop as some of her previous stuff (check out the song 'Kata' for her in full pop mode). Do you know her previous band Glintshake? Fun post-punk that got a bit of exposure in western media a few years back


Boris the Spreader (NickB), Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:09 (one month ago) link

I've probably said it before but Binasu is the one album I've heard that captures Haruomi Hosono's aesthetic without actually having him on it. It's frontloaded but a pretty good album.

для FOR on the other hand I wasn't so hot about, just too minimal for my tastes. like those Mark Mothersbaugh Music for Insomniacs albums.

this one sounds exciting though

frogbs, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:33 (one month ago) link

yeah this is great. as much as I like Binasu this one is way more consistent. as you mention it's full of interesting sounds. and yeah rotating between Russian, English, and Japanese is pretty cool

whats neat to me about this is that it could fit into a bunch of different scenes from the last five decades. like I feel everyone on this board would dig this album in some way

frogbs, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 21:27 (three weeks ago) link

didn't realise it was out already!

Boris the Spreader (NickB), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 21:52 (three weeks ago) link

loved Binasu, so i'm stoked for this one! for some reason для FOR did nothing for me

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 22:07 (three weeks ago) link

the second track (Du Na) has a strong jon hassell thing going, beyond the sound of the treated trumpet

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 22:16 (three weeks ago) link

Holy crap it’s out?? I forgot completely

Evan, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 22:31 (three weeks ago) link

"Sayonara - Full Moon Version", now that's a jam. especially the back half

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 23:39 (three weeks ago) link

New album is monumental

Brings to minds bits of YMO, Laurie Anderson, Jane Siberry, and more recently Glasser

Yep, I'm also reminded of Nona Hendryx's Skindiver and Letta Mbulu's In The Music The Village Never Ends.

Tim F, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 06:47 (three weeks ago) link

The new album is fantastic.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 14:16 (three weeks ago) link

Everyone otm here--album is hitting all my pleasure centers. Picking up very strong Mariah - Utakata No Hibi vibes.

J. Sam, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 16:56 (three weeks ago) link

This is officially my album of the summer. It gets more interesting with each listen, I love getting bowled over out of the blue by new music!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 19:29 (three weeks ago) link

Be sure to check out Binasu too! The new one is better (more consistent) I think, but Binasu has some great moments as well

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 20:02 (three weeks ago) link

whoa! so a couple things. first of all, i just learned there's a nicolas godin (air guy) that came out recently. some of it is really good! and some of it i don't like so much - a lot of depends on the guest singers all over the album.

but whoa, kate nv guests on one of the best tracks! i didn't realize she was on it, and when the song started i assumed my spotify had somehow jumped over to the kate nv album (which i really like but am still getting to know). it's really good imo


time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Saturday, 27 June 2020 01:19 (two weeks ago) link

I was getting Linda Di Franco vibes from this, really enjoyed it and a lot more than any of her previous music

boxedjoy, Saturday, 27 June 2020 07:56 (two weeks ago) link

i'm not sure any description i read of this record actually prepared me for it

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Sunday, 28 June 2020 15:53 (one week ago) link

yeah, i think it's a good argument against genre

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Sunday, 28 June 2020 16:15 (one week ago) link

i would describe this album as very cool. it sounds so cool to me

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 29 June 2020 00:52 (one week ago) link

see, if "cool" was a genre then genres would be fine

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Monday, 29 June 2020 01:49 (one week ago) link


Interview in Russian highlighting some of her influences. Reads fine through Google Translate.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 12:25 (one week ago) link

this album is soooo gooood. "Ça Commence Par" and "Telefon" <3

Roz, Friday, 3 July 2020 11:31 (one week ago) link

It is! The influences are glaringly obvious (though i've not translated that Russian article so can only assume) but she manages to transcend them.

stirmonster, Friday, 3 July 2020 16:29 (one week ago) link

Just got the CD, which has a couple of bonus tracks. Like the old days!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 4 July 2020 03:30 (one week ago) link

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