Lau Nau – ‘Painovoimaa Valoa’
Press releases in general seem to be terribly ineffective. They seemed to be written in the knowledge that most eyes will, at best, simply skim over them. And then there’s the ones that, when you do read them, consist of things like: “Lysergic drentched [sic] keyboard swirls that make one questions [sic], did Kate Bush and Brian Wilson spawn a secret love-child?” Agh.
So when I was doing a little research on Lau Nau, it was to come across this refreshingly to-the-point description: “Lau Nau’s abstract folk is a mosaic of a myriad of instruments that fall where they may, with free open structures, balancing on a thin wire of logical evolution, with surprising harmonies. Still, the songs have strong backbones…
Melody is suggested through the contours of a wandering and warm voice. Lau Nau’s debut album is released by the Chicago-based label Locust and is an amazing slice of outdoor sounds, multi-instrumentation, surreal and lush vocals. “The music, compared to reading literature, is a book with the leaves spread in the order of a tree. You get a three-dimensional picture, like nature’s sounds from a human soul.”
Lau Nau is Laura Naukkarinen and her wonderly wonderful friends. So far these helpers have been: Jonna Karanka, Merja Kokkonen, Pekko Käppi, Michael Northam, Tomas Regan and Antti Tolvi, who have performed on the records or in the live shows.”
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Photo by callaveron