ONE MAN’S HIGH IS ANOTHER MAN’S ANXIETY’
NANDU – ‘ONE MAN’S HIGH IS ANOTHER MANS ANXIETY’ LP
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW
Copenhagen’s Nandu is one of the most sought-after electronic acts from Scandinavia at present. An artist unrestrained by genre barriers and a name who is no stranger to performing alongside the industry’s key players, Nandu’s forthcoming body of work seeks to explore new grooves and compelling melodies delivered in the form of a full eight track album.
‘One Man’s High Is Another Man’s Anxiety’draws inspiration from Nandu’s roots in Jazz, Rock, Pop and even Salsa. A natural musician, and one who is never bound by creative restraints, he seeks to inspire and draw on the imagination with his compositions. Creating sounds that take you from South American beaches to bitter Nordic winters; from the theatrical deep jungle to sparse and unsympathetic urban ambiances, Nandu creates unparalleled soundscapes within his music.
Over the last three years Nandu has built a key following and glowing reputation for himself with a line of cutting-edge releases on labels such as Constant Circles, Azzur and Rebirth, as well as forming his own imprint entitled Calypso Chili in 2017. He also holds down a residency at the Culture Box club in the Danish capital, running his own party titled ‘Into The Wild’ which hosts the likes of Manu Le Tough and Re.You. Now he takes to Connected to house his next album which is a project from the heart.
Built around the concept of Yin and Yang and the idea of duality, Nandu contemplates the idea that on one hand a choice in life may pull you in a certain direction, but then you live with the consequences of that action. Similarly, an uncontrollable power can switch up the poles between high and low. You learn to absorb and adapt without looking back, and do better the next time
“Sometimes in life you make a choice that you regret but which will always will follow you.
When uncontrollable powers force you into another direction, it can easily switch the poles
between high and low” – Nandu
Consisting of eight tracks, the collection of music is an expedition into Nandu’s world with youthful tendencies transforming and maturing. ‘What You Have To Do’ is a calm embrace, furnished with a soothing female vocal and percussive stems. It sets the temperate tone to great effect, preceding the gorgeous ‘Calling’ featuring Vâlva as her shrill voice soars over the top of definitive bleeps and echoes, before distorted symbols and static bass takes hold and the listener is utterly hypnotized.
The title track is definitively engaging and contorted as you would expect, a person battling with inner emotions. A knotted build up and shallow drop, conjuring an otherworldly and melodic feeling. Nandu’s collaboration with Oluhle with ‘Isibane’embodies a tribal-esque sound. The vocal is mesmerisingly emotive, intensely euphoric and uplifting as the track progresses and would fit just as well in a dimly lit club as it would for calming home listening.
As the album draws to a close, ‘When They Call’flourishes with heavier and moody textures taking precedence before ‘The Cost Of My Childish Dreams’, bringing a meditative bearing on the final minutes.
A true composition by a true musician. An emotional trip; an intricately crafted soundscape that makes just as well for bedroom listening as it does on a big sound system. Nandu has created an intelligent journey of music that’s is not to be missed.
A1 – What You Have To Do
A2 – Calling Feat. Vâlva
B1 – One Man’s High Is Another Man’s Anxiety
B2 – You Will See Feat. Apoke
C1 – While You Wait
C2 – Isibane
D1 – When They Call
D2 – The Cost Of My Childish Dream
Nandu ‘One Man’s High Is Another Man’s Anxiety’ will be released OUT NOW via Connected