Posts Tagged ‘Navigate’

May 11, 2018

Still very much cloaked in intrigue and mystery is NAVA, though we have learned a little bit more about the artist since she made her debut last month with mystical RITUAL. As it turns out, NAVA is a solo project created by Nava Golchini, and the Milan based Iranian singer songwriter has followed up her first single RITUAL with another left-field experimental electropop work of art named NAVIGATE. Navigate we do, through its razor-sharp tribal drums, dark nomadic synths, and skittering trip hop beats, absolutely delighted by an enigmatic soundscape and its icy opaque threads. Like RITUAL, NAVIGATE is a near spiritual, thoroughly imaginative experience that evokes Fever Ray and Kill J, but less caustic and more inquisitively meditative. Re-visit our RITUAL feature, here, as we await further treats from this bewitching sonic shaman. 

November 2, 2017

Monumental Men is a new super-group of sorts from Switzerland. The trio involves members of both Round Table Knights and alt-folk band Patrick Bishop. You could say their debut offering is truly “monumental” as it’s a grand exultant, cinematic brooding electronic and ambient pop opus. Navigate guides us on an epic and intense journey, one bursting with determination in the face of trepidation and human vulnerability through hardship. It’s a song worthy of the big screen of a movie theater, during a film’s most darkly gripping moments, when you’re rooting for the protagonist in a strenuous battle, whether emotional or physical. Solemn and melancholic, starkly riveting and austerely exultant Navigate is a stupendous introduction to this electronic outfit, plus it reminds me of both Woodkid and Phoria, two projects we much adore. Monumental Men says of their debut: “Navigate is our call to arms, our opening scene, our first wave – timid and proud at the same time. With Navigate, we leave the familiar behind and step into a sensational vastness. Keep exploring with us.” Navigate is available from Bandcamp, here.