Maayan Nidam – Last Moon
Maayan Nidam may well be more familiar to people when she is recording under her Miss Fitz moniker but her second album Last Moon continues to change all that. Already well known for her minimal house and techno productions which fuse the synthetic and the organic, her new album explores this juxtaposition at a more leisurely pace.
Already championed by Japanese label Powershovel Audio, who released her Cuban inspired debut EP, Nightlong, the new album drops on Luciano’s highly respected Cadenza imprint. The album can be called anything but cohesive – each track being sharply contrasted with the preceding one. Title track Last Moon and The Great Suspenders pulse with the energy of a sunrise in Berlin, interlude Lies in Love sounds like Party Lights playing at a beach campfire and (personal favourite track), Send a Pigeon, has a retro pulsing rhythm which gives a nod to the resurgence of 80s minimal wave. However, it is the sparing but lush instrumentation and Maayan’s ear for a groove which keep the album together.
Last Moon is released on Cadenza at the end of May. For more information on the release, click here.
Words: Mark Birtles
Translation: Asuka Ozutsumi