suggestioni musicali a cura di raffaello russo
Taken from the second Northwest album, out now and available as free/name your price download via https://thisisnorthwest.bandcamp.com/album/ii.
Northwest are an experimental-pop duo based in London, formed by spanish multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Ignacio Simón and visual artist, producer and singer Mariuca García-Lomas. Their music explores different genres, from contemporary classical music and avant-garde electronica to experimental pop, psychedelia and trip-hop.
Northwest was founded in late 2015 and have since become one of the most interesting musical projects within the European underground scene. Their music has been described as innovative and groundbreaking and their sound has been defined as cinematic and ethereal. Their live shows are a full immersive experience combining music, dance and visual arts and have been referred as hypnotic and mesmerizing. They have been compared to other acts like Scott Walker, Broadcast, Julia Holter and Portishead, among others, but Northwest are, little by little, crafting and developing a unique musical and visual universe.
Their self-titled debut LP has been released as a double album over the last year. The first part of this double album came out in 2018 in a very unconventional way and the second part has just been released on the 1st of December of 2019. Both works have been self-produced and recorded in different spots around UK, France and Spain, including an old church in the english countryside or a university hall in London.
Northwest steadily tour all around Europe and have already performed in cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Moscow, Prague, Bratislava, Warsaw, Riga, Vilnius, Madrid, Porto, Brussels, Novi Sad or Naples. They also often collaborate with other visual artists, dancers and fashion designers to improve their live performances. They are currently designing a new live experience that will incorporate the use of body mapping technology to generate sound with body movement, new visuals and new costumes for their upcoming Spring European Tour.
Over the last years, Northwest have also been very outspoken about the reality of being an independent artist in the actual technological era and have searched for new and innovative ways for releasing, sharing and promoting their work, gaining attention as a new voice within the future of music industry debates. Apart from their official music releases, both members are constantly active in the field of illustration, animation, experimental film and other forms of art (see examples here), proving that Northwest is not only a music project but a playground for self-expression and free experimentation.