Creative New Music Friday: 26/11November 2021
It's that time of the week! Here are five of the very best artworks for this week's Creative New Music Friday including credits for all the creators involved.
1. NOËP – No Man Is An Island
Multi-instrumentalist and producer NOËP’s electro-pop style has been described as bright, idiosyncratic and cool, bringing together an adventurous fusion of worlds. No Man Is An Island is his long-awaited debut album.
2. Fawns of Love – Innocence Of Protection
Fawns of Love’s Innocence Of Protection centres on three primary themes: innocence, vulnerability and frailty. "I think, when we are children, we use make-believe as a creative outlet, but as we get older, we use daydreaming as a tool of protection when we feel overwhelmed and as a way to have control over something," Jenny Andreotti said in explanation of these central themes.
3. JASSS – A World Of Service
- Artwork Matt Lambert
- Layout Yusuf Etiman
Throughout the album JASSS muses on the especially current human and technological barriers to interconnectivity; both lyrically and musically she deconstructs the self, unmasks anxieties and interrogates the insufficiencies of language as applied to gender, identity and interpersonal relationships.
4. The KVB – Unity
- Cover image Kat Day
- Design & art direction Loose Collective
Underground coldwave duo The KVB are back with their most potent and immediate record yet. Across the album's ten songs, The KVB masterfully pull together their trademark components; radiant guitars, textural synths and an ear for a moody, brooding melody all presented here with a renewed dynamism.
5. Lindy-Fay Hella & Dei Farne – Hildring
Norwegian collective Lindy-Fay Hella & Dei Farne’s Hildring is an intuitively crafted, ornamental and rhythmical record with a dark pop sensibility, channelling the musicians’ mutual appreciation of different genres, from dark synth, folk, jazz, noise/experimental, Krautrock, prog rock, and world music.