Heavy Machinery Records are excited to announce Restless Abandon the brilliant new album from Melbourne electronic producer Nina Buchanan.
Restless Abandon is the result of a dissolution of boundaries - between rhythm and melody, between classifications of genre, between an immediate tumult of feelings and a yearning for something better.
Spread across nine compositions, the album maps out a broad palette of moods and contexts. Throughout the release, Nina continues to contort her signature bright, kaleidoscopic synthwork into new forms. The productions bubble with broken drums, blazing fast rhythms, and constantly shifting tones.
Each individual track mirrors the construction of the album, unfurling in progressions that feel spontaneous and at times unpredictable. Pensive ambient interludes slot among ecstatic, driving tracks, with the record evoking genre affiliations as broad as 90s electronica, IDM, generative synthesiser music, and minimalism.
Nina Buchanan channels the intensity and euphoria of dance music while shedding its usual linearity, a reflection of her own particular methodology of constructing sounds and arrangements. She works in collaboration with her machines through colliding tones and drum patterns; finding ideas in the spaces between, from the emergent rhythms, dissonances, and harmonics.
Throughout the album, she muses on the transformative potential of technology and how that interacts with core parts of the human condition. Nina provokes questions in listeners - how do we balance helplessness and hope, desire and exhaustion, compassion and rage? Restless Abandon provides no easy resolutions, instead creating a space for listeners to hold conflicting things in balance, even if just for a moment.
released November 15, 2021
Written, recorded and produced by Nina Buchanan
Mixed by Corey Kikos
Mastered by Ruy Mariné at Dubplates & Mastering
Artwork by Nina Buchanan
Design by Luke Fraser at Grin Creative
Project coordination by Amber Arizono
Series curated and produced by Miles Brown
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A masterclass in restrained, synth sound-scaping, this album is simply gorgeous. Saturated ambient tones, gentle evolving harmonies and subtle loops combine to create something totally magical. I can’t say enough good stuff about this LP. Respect! Super Super Sounds
Throughout "Under," Dyani presents carefully-produced, soundscapes that, in one moment, invite the body to sway with echoing synths, whistles, claves and, in the next, pummel with waves of thumping hi-hats and bass. Bandcamp Album of the Day Sep 22, 2020
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every track in this has twists and turns and it comes together so neatly as an album. I listened to this many times and im still finding new things. i dont know any other artists like female wizard, i cant fit this in a genre either, it's sorta somewhere around idm and trance and techno raeaw