Nunu – XCV
Released June 14 2019 via Abîme
The Parisian collective/label Abîme are releasing a new compilation entitled ‘Vertige’ at the end of the week. A word with many different uses in French, ‘Vertige’ can represent vertigo, lightheartedness, pride or a spell. Much like the maluable meaning of the word, productions by artists like Chams, Ytem and Ptwiggs found on the comp’s track-listing have a thrilling disregard for genre of conventional ‘form’.
Long-time Insert favourite Nunu creates a striking piece of minimalist melancholia with his contribution, ‘XCV’. An almost-perfect fit to soundtrack the Earth crumbling in the climax of an apocalyptic movie, fragments of serene piano melodies struggle to resist unavoidable annihilation at the hands of Nunu’s drumwork.