Magazine article New Internationalist

Une Meeles

Magazine article New Internationalist

Une Meeles

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MUSIC

Une Meeles

by Maarja Nuut (Nuut, MN 0001 CD + digital)

The second release from the classically trained violinist, composer and singer Maarja Nuut, Une Meeles is worth hunting down at the earliest opportunity. Hailing from northern Estonia, Nuut presents 12 songs and tunes that combine a heady mix - instrumental virtuosity, a folky openness of sound, melody and experimentation and a beautiful voice - to create a music that is as old as it is very new.

Nuut's debut album, Soolo (2013) put her on the map as an artist to watch out for. On the evidence of Une Meeles, she has certainly lived up to this early promise. This album is simply constructed: violin, guitar, voice and a small amount of loops and electronic post-production that add, if anything, an airiness. …

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