MiMa #60: Novo Line (US) + Twoonky (IT)
Novo Line uses outdated equipment to create hyper-modern idiosyncratic destructions of Electronic Dance Music. His LP Movements was one of our favourite records of 2016 here at MiMa HQ. Highly recommended to fans of Lorenzo Senni, Actress, Lee Gamble, Theo Burt etc.
“You’d have to be either a madman or a genius to make music with two obsolete Atari ST computers in 2016. But this kind of constraint is essential for the artistic approach of Nat Fowler, aka Novo Line, who likes to push old synthesizers an archaic software to their limits while imposing extreme musical restrictions to himself. It brings to mind the kind of electronic dismantling Theo Burt delivered with last year’s stunning Gloss, but Novo Line is carving a sound all of it’s own.” – Factmag
Boomkat about his recent LP Movements (on Not Waving’s label Ecstatic Recordings):
“Whilst at times it may recall the saltiest digital tone and gait of early Chicago house and Belgian new beat, there’s a futuristic funk and idiosyncratic ambiguity to Movement that entirely belongs to Novo Line. It really does make for one of the year’s finest and most addictive dancefloor mutations, bar none.”
Twoonky is a duo from Italy making improv dance music, with electronics, guitar and the occasional vocals. Loose, slightly psychedelic and playful. Results end up somewhere in between 80’s pop songs deconstructions and a more minimalist Black Dice.