Water you waiting for? Dive in with Nikki Oniyome

Nikki Oniyome 鬼嫁日記 – Mizu/Sui 水

We featured “we move to make new words” by S L Y C on Metronomicon Audio last year (it made our top 10 of 2017) and here is another release from the label, can see a theme or even a “Metronomic sound” emerging? Well I’m saying yes. Step forward Nikki Oniyome with new EP “Mizu/Sui 水” (“Water”, which in Japanese mythology represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world.) I’ve listened many time to the four excellent electro-acoustic folktronic tracks and some impressions occur – installation pop, minimal, intelligent, cooly emotional, thoughtful, surprising, playful, unexpected, delightful. Each song is a different take on water music, from the cinematic “Drown”, the sombre and poetic “Eddy”, the intoxicatingly upbeat Dance and the hypnotic and slightly sinister “Swim”.

Nikki Oniyome is the love child of Lisa E. who has been working with SWIT’s favourite producer Jørgen Skjulstad (aka Center of the Universe) and “Mizu/Sui 水” is the latest result. Damn fine it is too.

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Illustration by Melissa Follestad Larsen

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