Nuanae :: Ryð EP (Kaer’Uiks)

Ryð is a refreshing and engaged five-track extended player that effortlessly crosses the wires between mechanical and instrumental production. Nuanae’s sound, as a result, sways back and forth between classic IDM and current-era electronic experimentation.

Earlier this year, Nuanae’s Clusters And Refractions EP was described as “creating sparse dystopian worlds of dysfunctional audio beauty. A visceral post-IDM charcoal display that ravishes the ears with exquisite noise and organized chaos.” Fast-forward to the Ryð EP, and Nuanae has elevated the trajectory to that of softer instrumental electronics with all the bells and whistles of past Artificial Intelligence-era finesse.

The title-track is emblematic of this sonic shift, its echoed percussion and fine-tuned ambient undercurrent could have easily slid into Incunabula without notice. Elsewhere you’ll find yourself walking through abandoned corridors. The darkened pseudo-tribal feel of “Kaula in C” is an alluring 3-minute venture through slight blips, bleeps, and lively drums. The bumpier beatwork of “(That Horror) Won’t Fade” dabbles with casual glitch elements but continues with a pleasant Quinoline Yellow-inspired exp-electro feel. On “Amblyopia” we drift into subdued minimal fissures highlighted by synthesized clips, whirs, and roughed static that is a calm beat-less foray through time and space. On the more technical side of the palette, “Chromatic” delivers a combination of the above-mentioned musical architecture. The emotional push-pull effect of “Chromatic” highlights the ease and precision in which the artist is able to sculpt futurist environments via sound—all the while keeping the listener tuned in to every move.

Ryð is a refreshing and engaged five-track extended player that effortlessly crosses the wires between mechanical and instrumental production. Nuanae’s sound, as a result, sways back and forth between classic IDM and current-era electronic experimentation.

Ryð is available on Kaer’Uiks.

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