Singer/lyricist Mina Mermoud started singing after spending a year in Okinawa, where the tradition of folk songs is still very strong. Inspired by the spiritual character of those songs, she found her own singing style which seems to be expressing the fragility of humans and nature. The sounds created by producer Oskar Vizan are driven by a sense of decadence that brews foreboding thoughts, which are enlightened by moments of radiance, leading listeners to a state of bliss. Attracted by their common fascination for ghostly ambiences and futuristic soundscapes, both artists decided to approach the universal concept of natural elements with a poetic view under the name MINA.
Five intricate tracks form new EP "Elements". Introducing hints of Indian traditional music into the flow, the pieces are sang in Japanese and framed by electro-acoustic sounds. Opening track "Yozora" meditates on wind, drawing a scenery of stardust falling from the night sky. "Kamisama" is driven by fire and sends out a cry of distress to the gods. Inspired by water, "Saigo Made" invites listeners to let themselves go into the edge of the world. "Namae" suggests protecting our identities by carving our names in the earth. "Pink City" depicts a psychedelic journey to an ebullient city where illusions collide in a rotating background of mesmerising cadences.
- Saigo Made
- Pink City
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