Niilas has shared the immersive visuals alongside his brand new release, ‘Strawberry Dub.’
Navigating between the subtleties of ambient, house, techno and folk music, the track sees the Norwegian artist tap into the future of his sound. A haunting listen from start to finish, Niilas operates on a magnetic, down-tempo soundscape, centering itself around a synth from SOMA Laboratories titled ‘The Pipe.’ Visually, the artist is captured playing the instrument live at the Kistefos Museum, surrounded by monoliths that create a stark, sci-fi aesthetic.
The track offers a glimpse into the world of Niilas’ second album ‘River of Noise’, an expansive collection of tracks that incorporate organic recordings of a harding-fiddle and a santoor. Envisioning itself amongst large-capacity spaces, the project pays close attention to the intricacies of instrumentation, echoing the influence of Four Tet, Jon Hopkins, Burial, and Floating Points. Within the last decade, Peder Niilas Tårnesvik has been carving his own path across dancefloors and beyond, rewarded with a Norwegian Grammy Award for his debut album ‘Also This Will Change’. Now amassing over one million streams, the artist extends his discography further once more, experimenting with a fresh approach to style and genre.
Speaking on the track, Niilas expands: “I’ve tried to completely let go of my own expectations, and rather try to let the immense changes that the world is going through impact my creative direction. Sort of letting the music river run through me. ‘River Of Noise’ has both conventional club tracks, and some really interesting collaborations with folk-musicians from both Norway (with the Harding-fiddle) and Iran (Santoor).”
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Photography: Christine Bouche