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Nicarus: Sound was born through a ton of experimentation…..

Nicarus - Coal People Coal Puppets

Nicarus is the brainchild of Tali Green and she plays guitar, bass and she sings and in addition she handle the mixing duty and as a bonus she is producer. Obviously dedicated to music and the very good track Are You Afraid To Die Alone is a nice taster of what she have to offer musical wise. The song is the 2nd track of Coal People Coal Puppe , an album of Israeli one-woman band Nicarus which will be released January 8,  2021.

While rock’s popularity in Israel has been in steady decline over the last couple of decades, there are still geniuses that emerge with fresh takes on the genre’s varying strands, especially on the darker side of the coin. One such talented individual is Tali Green who founded Nicarus in 2015. After the success of her début EP Holy Sun Father Spirit last year, 2021 sees the fruition of full-length Coal People Coal Puppets which was done 100% DIY.

Nicarus’ chosen sound was born through a ton of experimentation which resulted in a fresh sound that lurks somewhere in the realms of gloomy alt-rock, doom, grunge, and elements of dark pop for lack of a better description. Green’s vocals range vastly, from delicate and breathy to buried screams, while her guitar playing weaves neat almost bluesy solos in with heavy riffing. The result draws to mind artists like Emma Ruth Rundle, Chelsea Wolfe, and Julie Christmas, while a blend of old school Nirvana or other 90s heavy rock bands seen through a unique experimental prism provides the instrumental part of the soundtrack. The 2018 track Sophia

Each of the six songs is a wild ride, not least due to the unpredictable track times and unnerving samples. Are You Afraid To Die Alone is the first taste of the former, stretching comfortably to six minutes to encapsulate the reverberating rush after the opening shoegazing We Can See Their Lies. Later on, The Architect Of Grime takes us on a nine-minute journey through dark rock, literature readings, and even pseudo-operatic moments à la Kate Bush. We finish out on the marvelously titled The Stuff You Pack When You Are A Time Traveler, a representation of Apollo 11 in musical form as a slow and lumbering number, before rounding out in a blastoff to wherever Nicarus are headed next.

In short, Coal People Coal Puppets is a singular experience that goes beyond words. Those who enjoy the artists named above will no doubt find a lot to enjoy here, but there is so much more to unpack as you delve deeper down the rabbit hole. Nicarus is absolutely deserving of your attention.

Track listing:
 1. We Can See Their Lies

2. Are You Afraid To Die Alone

3. Coal People Coal Puppets

4. The Architect of Grime

5. With Storms We Thrive

6. The Stuff You Pack When You Are A Time Traveler

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (6828 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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