LP released: Mar 31, 2021
Over the ten, symmetrical pieces of ??? FOR, Kate NV scores her native Moscow environment with just enough whimsy to gurgle through the cracks and grow psychotropic foliage. Each sound assumes its own personality, moving through the album metropolis like miniature, malleable mutants viewed from NV's apartment window.Kate NV is a versatile artist that maneuvers instinctively in whatever musical environs she finds herself. NV's second solo album is an even more abstract endeavor than the hybrid pop of 2016's Binasu (Orange Milk Records). Inspired by casual moments of ephemeral sound from within and beyond her apartment walls, the record has a clarity arrived altogether and from right under her nose, as if the music was not written by herself, but her chair.??? FOR inhabits a stage that Piero Milesi & Daniel Bacalov, Ann Southam, or Hiroshi Yoshimura may have written music for and dresses it with Viktor Pivovarov's psychedelic depictions of Moscow - contorting bodies and flying pencils dance with subtle arpeggiations and anthropomorphic MIDI. Each piece is an alien arrangement of common elements that extend the everyday ritual into an eternal landscape of unconscious activity. Somewhere along that landscape, Kate awaits with apples for hands and fish for feet.