NAH’s new single hints at a softer, poppier side
Last year I had the privilege to see NAH live and it was one of the most amazing gigs I went to. For over half an hour he pummelled us into submission with blastbeats, hypnotic songs that merged and skewed into each other, more like the best mix album every performed live than a live set. Needless to say that after I was a 100% devotee, and the next few weeks all I played was NAH.
Now he’s returned with his first new material of 2016. Simply titled January 2016 Cassette, this release consists of two songs, noonewanna and Weight (cassette version). Instead of the challenging claustrophobic nature of previous releases, noonewanna and Weight sounds notoriously up beat and poppy. The change is dramatic and makes these two songs some of the most instantly gratifying and embracing music NAH has released. Whether this will be a permanent sonic development or not will remain to be seen. However this new aesthetic has yielded seven minutes of fantastic music that demands to be played and played!