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Aidan Moffat announces instrumental album as Nyx Nótt

By | Published on Thursday 5 December 2019

Aidan Moffat has revealed new project Nyx Nótt, with plans to release an album under that name, titled ‘Au Pieds De La Nuit’, early next year.

“I’d work on it when everyone else at home was in bed”, says Moffat of how the new project began. “I don’t sleep very well and I’m very much a nighthawk, so the music I made was naturally nocturnal”.

“I originally planned to release the album anonymously and tried to think of a convincing, exotic name that suited the nocturnal themes of the album”, he continues. “Nyx and Nótt are two mythical goddesses of night, Nyx from the Greek and Nótt from old Norse”.

“It’s made with samples, sound effects, keyboards, and the occasional toy”, he says of the record. “For me, making instrumental music is like working with your favourite tool missing. It’s more of a challenge and a bit more risky. It relies more on instinct than songwriting does, or at least it does for me. It requires a bit more trust in yourself when there’s no-one to bounce ideas off – in that way, these sorts of records are probably more personal than those with my voice”.

Listen to three tracks from the album in this Radio Nyx presentation here: