Starting with cracking sounds and reverb, the track in itself is, like its title, a beautiful oxymoron. The marimba, an instrument from Central America which is made of wood, quickly makes a dreamlike appearance and rocks us in peacefulness that is sometimes reminiscent of an ASMR experience. Nevertheless, the traditional sounds are quickly mixed with a technoid and Balearic beat, that brings a bouncy cadence without assaulting the overall sweetness. It’s a trip to the natural and wild parts of Ibiza, not to its clubs. The whole track is a smart mix of organic and electronic sounds, a melting pot of cultures, and a beautiful anachronistic trip.
A beautiful and melancholic prophecy, as NOIA sings “Nostalgia del futuro como único hogar”
The Spanish words are refreshing in an English-dominated music world, and it might be for this reason that they particularly draw our attention. The spleen-loaded chorus is catchy, even hypnotic. It is repeated like a melancholic prophecy. NOIA’s voice is bewitching: sweet like a brain massage but enough steadfast to make us believe that what she predicts for our future will become reality. Like a modern Saudade-inspired anthem, the artist brings the spleen to another level: what will remain from our ideas and our existence?
“Nostalgia Del Futuro” is taken from her forthcoming debut “Habits EP”, due out October 14 on Cascine. You can find the tracklisting of the 4-track EP below:
1. Carl Sagan vs Zeus
2. Nostalgia Del Futuro
3. Love Hack
4. Itaca Tropical