CMU Approved

Approved: Kate NV

By | Published on Thursday 5 April 2018

Kate NV

Kate Shilonosova has already shown a broad range of musical talents as both a member of post-punk band Glintshake and experimental ensemble the Moscow Scratch Orchestra. However, her solo output as Kate NV stretches that further still.

On her 2016 debut, ‘Binasu’, she drew on Japanese genre ‘city pop’ for a shimmering collection of songs that drew great praise from those who found them. Underlying that record was also the influence of minimalist composers like Terry Riley and Steve Reich. Now signed to RVNG Intl, her new album, ‘для For’, brings that to the fore.

Following the release of last year’s ‘как How’ track on RVNG Intl’s ‘Peaceful Protest’ compilation, she’s created ten more similarly titled with three letter Russian and English words. New track ‘дуб Oak’ delves further into the looping sounds of minimalism, bringing together classical and electronic sounds in a captivating composition.

‘для For’ is set for release on 22 Jun. Watch the video for ‘дуб Oak’, the first of a series of collaborations with director Sasha Kulak, here:

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