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New Music: Silje Nes: "Ames Room" [MP3/Stream]
"Ames Room" sounds like we're hearing it under a magnifying glass. Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Silje Nes amplifies sounds that are typically miniature, so the song pops and clicks like hooves on cobblestone, as if the title space is located either in a dollhouse or perhaps Nes' imagination. Either way, the song-- the title track from Nes' debut-- conveys a spooky interiority, as she sings a simple melody in a delicate hush and plays guitar so that it fuzzes out around the edges. There are moments on "Ames Room" and her instrumental compositions that recall múm circa Finally We Are No One, but less subterranean, Nes doesn't retreat underground, but simply gets lost in her thoughts.
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MP3:> Silje Nes: "Ames Room"
[from Ames Room; available digitally; physical release in the U.S. due 03/11/08; all on FatCat]
Posted by Stephen M. Deusner