I know, I know. I’m sorry. Starting a blog post about the freshest new music with a poorly chosen pun referencing the Sound of Music is a sort like saying ‘hey! do you want to come see this awesome band with me and Mitt Romney?”. But let me justify it! It’s not just an easy rhyme, todays talent comes from the foothills of the Alps too! What’s more, the phrase fits her music perfectly. A puzzle to be solved, intricate and confusing yet oh so satisfying when it all clicks into place.
At first glance you’d be forgiven for thinking that Nadine Carina was just like so many other solo singer-songwriters, an acoustic guitar and a pretty voice and not much else. But delve a little deeper and you’ll discover an artist who’s anything but ordinary. Hailing from the Italian part of Switzerland, Carina recently relocated to Liverpool and since then her musical output has taken on a new, deliciously warped form. Heady loops and found sounds dominate her newest release, Little Bits, which crept its way quietly onto the web three months ago. There’s something intoxicating about her delicate vocals over a bed of clicks, whirs and sparse electronics. The acoustic guitar is still there every so often but now it’s accompanied by all manner of interesting instrumentation and the sound of the rain on her window in Merseyside, or the chorus of competing voices in the canteen at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts where Nadine is currently studying.
Having already been picked by Tom for plays on his 6Music Introducing Mixtape there’s a lot to look forward to in 2013 from Nadine Carina. Particularly if her sound continues to veer towards the experimental, intricate and extreme.
You can download Little Bits by Nadine Carina from her bandcamp page for FREE. Joy of joys!!