TUNE Nui Blanc - Under
Nui Blanc is the project of a reclusive Portuguese musician. He remains in the shadows crafting mysterious and multi-textured electronic sounds in the vein of Oneohtrix Point Never, Ben Frost and Blanck Mass, warping familiar electronic tropes into nebulous shapes.
Rather than conceive of sound as an organic whole, Nui Blanc features disparate discrete elements combining to create a unique assemblage. These elements are subjected to a continuous change and multiple influences, be it the space they momentarily live in or the interaction between them. On "Under" squiggling synths meet clattering drums and disembodied vocals to create a darkly twisted soundscape.
"Under" is being released alongside a 360° music video that is best experienced on the YouTube app, allowing the watcher to fully enter Nui Blanc’s world. The video is a collaboration with the visual artist David Negrao and draws upon the concept of posthumanist subjectivity which dismisses the presence of a strict demarcation line distinguishing human from non-human, organic from mechanistic, and it is inspired by Deleuze and Guattari’s notion of the Body without Organs. In this immersive VR experience, made with Touchdesigner, the viewer is thrown into an uncanny world where multiple, scattered sounds radiate in all direction. As we travel around dismembered bodies discovering their ominous and sinister surroundings, we get increasingly close to the main hybrid figure, neither human nor machine.
Nui Blanc made his live debut at a Perth Records party at Canning Town’s FOLD venue, playing with other groundbreaking artists including Gaika and Tommy Cash. From this debut single, it is clear that there is a unique talent destined to bubble up.