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Body Pilot

by Nest

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Vitaly Dolgov
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Vitaly Dolgov I think I can write a whole essay on Koretz’s Meteor, but I summarize it with haiku by Richard Wright:
One autumn evening / A stranger enters a village / And passes on through.
Dr. Beaf
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Dr. Beaf Insomnia quenching. It's delicate like porcelain yet there's some strength and robustness through the sustained chord drone that hints of WW2 bombers flying overhead to deliver their payload into a musical sea full of summer daisies. Pretty odd metaphor.
Mick Buckingham (Muttley SV)
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Mick Buckingham (Muttley SV) Easing the vexation wormhole of everyday struggles, "Body Pilot" is like a soft duvet for the senses, furnished with just-right reverbed piano and deep drone infusions. Favorite track: Stillness.
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Hærleif Recomended! haunting, Beautyful drone/isolationism with modern classical elements. dreamy , grey waves of sound that seems to bring forth things hidden deep in our hearts
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Stillness 05:54


Nest is the collaborative project of Huw Roberts (Wales) and Otto A. Totland (Norway). Using a combination of acoustic instruments, field recordings and sample manipulation, the two work together to create instrumental music linked closely with their environments.

While unmistakably a Nest record, the material on 'Body Pilot' marks a more restrained, pared back development of Nest's sound. The palette used to craft these pieces is sparser than on previous recordings, placing greater emphasis on the nuances and subtleties of each sound.

'Stillness' opens proceedings on familiar ground. Gently sustained strings rise from a near inaudible hum and are accompanied by slow, resounding piano notes. The pace is glacial, each sound unravels and unfolds in sequence painting a vivid picture of the record's opening scene. The muted greens of an open plain as it tapers into the distance and the pearl-white of the sky, featureless save the bas-relief of a distant mountain range. The landscape resonates in sympathy with the beckoning drone of a propeller engine.

On 'The Dying Roar', we find ourselves borne aloft amid turbulent skies. Brass and woodwind instruments swirl and eddy, growing in intensity until, like the ground disappearing below, they blur and fade into nothing. The engines are cut and we glide silently into the white. Solo piano plays out the piece and closes the first side of the record.

In sharp contrast with the pieces preceding it, "Koretz's Meteor" opens with the haunted drone of an electronic synthesiser. Unidentifiable sounds and effects clamour for space around the rising growl, sweeping from left to right, submerging and resurfacing. A camera shutter opens and closes, cicadas sing in the night, what could it be, that burns so bright?

'Body Pilot' comes to a close with 'The Ultimate Horizon', a detached, isolated piece of music. Sounds speed up and slow down like the on / off of a propeller, sub-bass rises and falls, passing above and below hearing level. The track fades as we travel beyond the infinite.


released September 12, 2011


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Nest is the collaborative project of Huw Roberts and Otto A. Totland - the two have never met in person.

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