Sivutie
Noah

cat#: FLAU48
Release Date: Europe & USA - June 22nd / Japan - June 17th 2015
Format: CD/Digital

 

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Tracklist

  • 01 sivutie
    02 flexion
    03 motion
    04 unspoken
    05 weak
    06 (interlude - drøm)
    07 fehér
    08 times
    09 pool garden
    10 gorgeous death (noah remix)
    11 blur
    12 flaw
    13 (interlude - doll)
    14 tadzio
    15 sivutie a reprise

From childlike electronica that is as pure as virgin snow, to sensual minimalistic R&B, casting mesmerizing spells in the world of fantasy with her dreamy voice, flau presents you, the one and only, Noah.
Hails from the northern part of Japan, Noah, who is now based in Aichi, has been hailed as one of the brightest emerging stars in the local indie scene in Japan. With 3 gorgeous mixtapes under her belt, Noah finally released her stunning debut full-length album, Sivutie.

Sivutie, which is a Finnish word – means “back road”, is conceived based on an unique concept – a girl’s mysterious world in a night dream. In this 15-tracks debut full-length, Noah gently blended in the musical influences she carefully absorbed –  the piano pieces she listened during childhood, the choir harmony from churches, soundtrack of French animation films, 90’s trip-hop, R&B music, the exchange of ideas with SELA. (whom she released a split with), and she transformed all these into some cinematic and yet tantalizing sounds with full imagination. With her delicate singing, the mysterious drone noises, the fluffy melodies that float like the night air, Sivutie, a breath-taking ambient album, shines like the light shimmers on the water surface of a pool.
Noah’s Sivutie is like the ghost of Aaliyah, with Jessie Ware’s aesthetic, dipped into the mellow moment of Lapalux, on the background of Burial’s loneliness.

Now, dim the light, and enjoy Noah's mysterious world in her night dream.
text by Wei at mu-nest

3枚のミックステープがデビュー前より話題となっていた北海道出身の女性アーティストNoahが待望のファーストアルバムをリリースします。『Sivutie』は白昼夢の光景を音像化した、彼女にとっての路地裏の世界。幼い頃から慣れ親しんだピアノ、教会から聞こえる聖歌隊のハーモニー、フランスの短編アニメーションのサウンドトラック、カリフォルニアのプロデューサーSELA.やヒューストンのラッパーSiddiqとの交流など、幼少の頃から現在に至る様々な影響をクラシック・マナーで咀嚼した美しくシネマティックなサウンドに仕上がりました。プールの水面を光がゆらめくようなドリーミーなアンビエントから神秘的なドローン/ノイズ、雪のようにピュアな歌声を繊細に重ね合わせ、時に官能的な瞬間さえ漂わすコーラスワークで力強く運ぶ夜の空気まで、過去4年間に作られた15の楽曲はそのまま空想の中で遊ぶ少女の成長の歴史となっています。

Press Quotes

 

like some fantasy extrapolation of the new greats of avant-R&B: SZA + Kelela x Jhené Aiko cubed - The Guardian

This Japanese electro-pop song will transport you to a magical dream world - NYLON

an unhurried dreamlike grace...The blend is magical - Under The Rader

Late night sophisticat noir pop to go, smoking glitch jazz lounge
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The Sunday Experience

 

Haunting, floating - Gorilla VS Bear

Sivutie is set to be a unique experience to listen to, fully immerse in and discover a new, unknown and almost spiritual musical dimension  - IDOL Magazine

Ambient swirls fill the crisp air to further enhance the fairy-like whispers that intermittently weaves through the dense layers - Earmilk