NEWFOUNDOUT
(2021, MAPPA EDITIONS)
CD/ digital

  1. Dome (12.40)
  2. Dome Extension (5.56)
  3. Frood (5.18)
  4. Khartum (5.55)
  5. Silver Centre (14.18)
  6. Vroomanton (7.54)
  7. Newfoundout (11.51)

“Over the last decade, Toronto-based composer Nick Storring has become well known for his unique, painstaking compositional style of layering performances on a plethora of objects and musical/electro-mechanical instruments to deeply moving effect. ‘Newfoundout’, his seventh album, follows last year’s lush and nocturnal ‘My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell’ (Orange Milk Records) with more rhythmical material and an almost theatrical, phantasmal sensibility. The music here doesn’t just evoke imagined landscapes or unique sonic worlds, but it seems to be toying with the idea of a protagonist or a narrative. The pieces move with intent, unravelling in their course moving tales, haunting ancient stories and whispered rumours. There is an underlying aura of mystery and ghostliness which is also reflected in the track titles: all are named after ghost towns around Ontario, Canada. ‘Newfoundout’ is a truly fascinating new entry in Storring’s discography; one which not only highlights his strengths and refines his approach, but also showcases the breadth of his vision. It’s an album where hyperrealism meets psychedelia, where strange dreams meet cinematic grandeur.

― 𝘼𝙙𝙖𝙢 𝘽𝙖𝙙𝙞 𝘿𝙤𝙣𝙤𝙫𝙖𝙡 

PURCHASE CD/ DIGITAL

PRESS
Review — Chris Ingalls, PopMatters
Review — John Nicol, Obladada
Review — Gerald de Oliveira, À découvrir absolument
Roundup — Mes Enceintes Font Défaut, Coup de coeur 18 juillet, 2021
List — Steve Smith, For the Record
Playlist — Steve Smith, Night After Night
News — African Paper
Mix — Foxy Digitalis
Radio — Dying Songs with Jimmy Tamborello, Dublab
Radio — Noise, CJSW
Radio — Utility Fog, FBI Radio
Radio — Daniel Blumin WFMU
Radio — Double Bummer, XRay.FM
Radio — The New Music Show, BBC Radio 3