Harold Nono has totally seized the meaning of artistic freedom - an approach mixing pure experimentalism and abstract noises together with a classical touch. You really need a few listenings before you can totally seize the hidden beauty of this composition. [Side-Line Reviews] This is a very earnest sounding music, showing that Harold Nono is more a composer in the classical sense than for instance an outsider pop artist. If you are looking for serious music with an incredible richness of sound, then Harold Nono might just be the artist you have been looking for.
[DisAgreement] [The] Twelve tracks show the interesting union of electronic experiments and melodic textures. [Sonofmarketing] The tracks on this album are complex thematically, but yet melodic and accessible. Evoking different moods and textures Nono brings together a master work, worthy of any concert hall [Floorshime Zipper Boots] The Bernard Hermannesque ‘Tahiik’, a serpentining cinematic exercise in library-style music that would sound great behind some Hitchcock visuals or alongside your Laurie Johnson Avengers soundtracks [It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine] The quality of sound is amazing. In this world of digital distortion, this purity really lets the music breathe [ClaudeLeBelge] He doesn't care that lad...
Thought that [The King Tree] was really excellent! He's a good man that Harold Nono. He's a trooper - does a lot of collaborations with German people, Japanese people, French people and every now and again puts out an album himself. Unsung except by us! [Steve Barker - "On The Wire", BBC Radio Lancashire] An absolutely beautiful album, wonderfully orchestrated electronica punctuated by euphoric instrumentals and gorgeously downbeat string passages. An awesomely nuanced Nono masterpiece.
[Gnomefoam] Big fan of Bearsuit Records, Harold Nono album ["Ideeit"] has some incredible pieces [Frission Radio] Another really cool release - quirky, different, engaging - just the stuff I'm looking for [Radio Texture] Great stuff! [New Weird Planet Wireless Show] This is an extremely good album! The sounds have been excellently crafted and chosen and are layered to excellent effect. It defies categorisation yet doesn’t sound too experimental and has a great coherence with subtleties and superb atmospheres [Andrulian Blog] Nono ga je potkrijepio studiozno uravnoteženom i dotjeranom glazbom rafinirajući se kao poseban i vrlo prijatan ekscentrik od kojeg uistinu nikad ne znate što treba očekivati. [Terapija] ["Otōsan"] Getting lost in the haze and vinyl crackle of this soundscape...very ethereal and transports the mind easily into introspection [Cesium Swimsuit] It's wonderful! Beautifully crafted [Michael Valentine West] What a great album! [Andy Wandmore] * Harold Nono - "To The River Lounge" (BS003 - 2007) : "It delivers in truckloads. A great piece of ambient work.
He deserves to have this album truly break into popularity and establish him as a leading artist in his field. " [Bandidge] "There is an eerily intriguing quality to this album. ...A Marie Celeste-like air of mystery hangs over To The River Lounge, and that's all to the good." [The WIRE] "Light touches of an electronic kind leave hairs on end and ears gently strained... this is a laid back album, with a menacing undercurrent..." [subba-cultcha] "Extremely beautiful and glistening slices of minimalism" [BGN - WHITE_LINE] "I like this album alot..
it's brilliant.. and you need to own it!" [Something Instrumental] "Une belle petite découverte que ce To The River Lounge, bande-son sereine pour voyageurs immobiles." [Ondefixe + Benzinemag] "'Tacky Tigers' ...a disarmingly pretty, twinkling tune suggesting a particularly warped but wonderful update of Disney's 'Fantasia'..." [Leonard's Lair] "It's completely unique and I have never heard anything like this before... a high intensity listen..." [The-mag] "Strange and beautiful ...haunting" [Julie Christensen] "To The River Lounge is truly a great album" [We Heart Music] "To The River Lounge' permette di entrare in contatto con la ricerca di un artista brillante, un musicista autore di composizioni..." [Rocklab] * "Harold Nono/Hidekazu Wakabayashi" (BS009 - 2010) : “Harold Nono/Hidekazu Wakabayashi belongs in any person’s collection that enjoys eclectic electronic/acoustic music in the vein of Brian Eno or Aphex Twin. Nono and Wakabayashi make an excellent duo”.
[Musik Reviews] “A truly beautiful instrumental album” [whisperinandhollerin] “Faultless” [the Sunday Experience] "The two musicians play keyboards, guitar, melodica, beat machines and much more, making every single cut an experience of joyous discovery" [DisAgreement] "‘Family’ features aching guitar lines, plangent piano keys and sublime harmonies. ‘Let’s Go Find Mushrooms’ is one of the more dreamlike offerings that is reminiscent of both Cornelius and The Beach Boys" [Leonards’ Lair] “Its an absolutely fine quality that runs through these songs. Eleven excellent songs, moody, melancholic and sometimes cheerful, an excellent springtime sunday afternoon release” [Vital Weekly] “The record keeps the balance for the most part with an outrageously timeless charm and introspectiveness” [Audiotier] "I’m sure odd sprites made of dust floated out of my speakers while I listened to the album - upon the final windy fade-out of Wild Blue Yonder, I turned to see that all the objects in the room had been somehow rolled into a giant ball in the corner…" [Die Shellsuit, Die] “Wordless poems. No words but no lack of emotion either.
Tracks like "Let's Go Find Mushrooms" are curiously evocative and there is an elegant simplicity in the others…” [Bluesbunny] Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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