postcards from new zealand release video for “inana”
“inana” is the new single with visualizer from anonymous project postcards from new zealand. Landing ahead of the new release nik-an-ak, the second instalment of their tripart collection. Formed of three albums, the betwixt and between collection dives into genre-crossing territory. Releasing on July 8th, 2022, nik-an-ak beckons listeners into haunting realms.
The band comments:
““inana” is the first part of the ‘nin-an-ak’ suite and deals with the duality of sumerian deity inana being both goddess of war and of love (of the kinky kind, not the boring one). we tried to represent this musically by having sinuous melodies on the strings contrasted by the grit in the rhythm section, all put together in a narrative and theatrical structure.”
Deviating away from the first manifestation of the collection, the violent burn, witch, burn, which draws upon extreme metal styles, nik-an-ak conveys dark moods through a dramatically different melting pot of tones and textures. “e-ana” instigates the thrilling experience by establishing the soundscape that runs through the entire release. An eerie, dissonant backdrop manifests through which multiple layers of instrumentation dance and soar above. The razor like effects applied to the sarangi lead of this opening track insight an uneasy mood. It soon metamorphoses with the addition of orchestral strings and guitars creating further depth to the track. “inana” builds on the scene setting of “e-ana”. A more minimalistic start soon sees the track develop through musical textures and enters heavier realms with the introduction of distorted guitars. nik-an-ak concludes with “nin-ana”. The immersive and emotive string quartet elevates the cinematic quality of the music.
postcards from new zealand manipulate the dynamics of their compositions, creating fascinating and disturbing elements. nik-an-ak reveals yet more inventive and experimental sounds as they venture further into the shadowy side of humanity.
About the betwixt and between collection:
The title is taken from the 1967 essay by Victor Turner in which he explores the concept of liminality, based on the work of Arnold van Gennep and his 1909 book Rites de Passage. The idea was to create three albums that would express our deep contempt towards patriarchy and sexual discrimination in three different ways – not to place blame and increase divisions, but to explore the idea of coming together to support each other.
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