ALBUM REVIEW: Kate NV – Room for the Moon | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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I’ve had the new Kate NV album stuck in my head for days now. That isn’t a sentence I’d have expected to type a month ago – I first discovered Kate Shilonosovat through her excellent 2018 ambient album для FOR. But on Room For The Moon, Kate NV applies that playful ambient sensibility to new wave forms, creating an idiosyncratic pop language of angular basslines, xylophone flourishes, modular synth bloops and beeps, and bafflingly funky drum patterns.

Over this oddball post-punk brew Shilonosovat sings short, melodious phrases in multiple languages, her lithe voice swirling around in the delirium. The album is consistently great, but peaks with closing track Telefon, a soaring, uptempo banger which feels like gazing at a twinkling sea.

 

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