Experimental duo Nhktar captures an evocative range of emotions with atmospheric, cinematic, spellcasting that resists conventions of genre. Singer MaeDea ov Moon’s voice is fierce and profound, elevating songs through their exploration of ancestral realms with collaborator Sam Hollier. Nhktar hails from New Orleans, where the cycles of birth, celebration, and death are woven into an ever-renewing tapestry. They present an alchemy of transitional sounds building expansive soundscapes of non-binary exploration, infusing polystylism with performance art and poetry, layering loops of cello, voice and piano.
Their debut self-titled album, out November 20th, is a sonic altar, seducing the listener to explore, expand, and broaden their perception of other worlds. The record also features visual “micro-epics”, filmed in the hardwood flats and industrial zones of New Orleans with director Jessica
Daugh and a crew of thirty-six artists.