Promo photo by Sebastien Dehesdin.
Electronic percussion spews through the darkness, searching for light as atmospheric synths loom behind menacingly, an innocent voice lost in the distance. This is Nedry: a trio that finds beauty in minimalism, combining Aphex Twin mystery, with Portishead intensity. The group will be releasing their sophomore album, In a Dim Light, in spring of this year, and have given listeners a sample of what’s to come with album tracks “Float,” and “Post Six.”
Having formed in the UK back in 2008, Nedry have since proven to be a refreshing, new sound for electronic music. There is a complexity in their arrangements that, once heard, you will be compelled to listen to repeatedly. Multi-instrumentalists Matt Parker and Chris Amblin utilize an array of ambient sounds, waves of ascending synths flourishing over Ayu Okakita’s somber vocals. Such is the case with “Float” and “Post Six.” “Float” begins with spurts of percussion, while Okakita’s Beth Gibbons-like vocal delivery leaves haunting resonance, accompanied by dark, fuzzy drone that contrast against crescendoing keys. “Post Six” starts off with syncopated bass that punctures a hole in Okakita’s mysterious abyss; distorted guitar seeps through the hole, with a displeased Okakita screaming aggressively towards the end.
Nedry will be releasing In a Dim Light worldwide March 12, on Monotreme Records. Considering their 2010 debut Condors was well-received, Nedry are destined for a bright future with In a Dim Light.
Listen to “Post Six” from In a Dim Light below and download here.
Listen to “Float” from In a Dim Light below and download here.