RIYL: Julie Byrne, Maxine Funke, Alela Diane, Heather Woods Broderick

Label: Oscarson

Nu Nog Even Niet is Lotte Dodion and Chantal Acda. This is one of the prettiest records of the year. They call it “Poetry meets music”. Chantal Acda sings the fragile songs in her native language of Dutch. The instrumentation is very minimal as well, mostly just piano, guitar and some minimal electronics. The record is so quiet and fragile that I have the impression that it could all fall apart any second.

As always on Oscarson there is an extremely limited special edition (Only 39 copies!) and only a handful left- but there’s always the cheaper normal version that looks and sounds stunning as well.

The Details

Lotte:

Do you know that saying 'life happens when you're busy make other plans'?
Precisely that happened. I was in the middle of several projects when Chantal turned to me with the wonderful plan to set my words to music. And after our first talk already, 'Nu nog even niet' changed: from a project, it became life.
Together we created this beautiful black hole where you can take a break from time and space. Whatever is pulling you down like gravity, we got your back.

Chantal:

I was invited to play some songs at a poetry evening.
I heard Lotte perform her poetry there and I was immediately touched. That same evening I went home with some of her writings and I started writing the first EP. It just happened. Without a plan. We had coffee and deceided we should share this with people. Her words still take me to the things I find hard to talk about. To be able to translate these words to music means a lot to me. I hope it will reach you at the right time and place.

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