Room for the Moon

Kate NV


The third LP from the sonically adventerous Russian Kate NV is here on star yellow vinyl.

Actual vinyl color and effect may differ from mockup

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Exclusive Features
color Star Yellow
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
download code Yes
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Single
label RVNG Intl.
mastering engineer Heba Kadry
mastering studio Heba Kadry Mastering
pressing location Record Technology Incorporated (RTI)
release type New Release
By the Numbers

1 lp
format
2020
original release year
33 1/3 rpm
speed
300
total pressing quantity
12 inch
vinyl size
standard
weight
Description

“Music knows what she wants,” says Moscow-based artist, Kate NV. On Room for the Moon, the lyrical follow up to the buoyant minimalism of 2018's для FOR, NV follows this muse in fluid expression, harmonizing her lunar lullabies with a starry compositional choreography. NV says, “I always let music express herself without pressure, and with or without voice.” 

NV began sketching the music of Moon sometime before для FOR, but the album did not take its full shape until the artist entered a new physiological phase. After trying to make a Buchla synthesizer mirror human imperfections, she was compelled to look past the patch bay and reconnect with her own voice. “I spent almost a year and half sitting, at best, or bending over the table. In the end it, my body rebelled, on some kind of physical level.” No longer concerned with demonstrating a traditional composer’s craft of для FOR, the return to vocal forms first found on her debut album Binasu was liberating and (gasp!) gleeful. 

On Moon, NV’s vocals contour through screens of tulle or jars of glitter, the entire collection composed and produced by NV at home and studio spaces throughout Moscow. “I finished this record during the loneliest period of my life,” confides NV, with hints of melancholy, or fabled life lessons, adding even more depth to songs of cheery disposition. Her songs, sung in Russian, French and English, each carry unique features, like ten personas or ten scenes in a play where each character has its own keynote. Room for the Moon was conjured from unlived memories of '70s and '80s Russian and Japanese pop music and film, a 20th century fairy tale suspended in time like a moon torn from a paper sky.

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Room for the Moon
More Music, Less Stress
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