It kind of combines the freedom of electronic experimentation & freeform jazz to creates something which is, on surface, deceivingly "nice" & on closer listening confoundingly complex. If you want you can hear myriads of sound-references, or you just enjoy the flow. Or both. Brilliant.
In an effort to raise funds for Helping To Leave, an organization that aids people seeking evacuation from areas of military conflict, Kate NV shares bouquet, a selection of music made in improvised spirit with long time collaborator Andrey Bessonov.
The eight pieces of bouquet are playful and peaceful, perhaps mirroring a freedom that all should be afforded. bouquet embraces human connection, and the meaning of music as a mechanism of expression and escape.
Kate offered this statement for bouquet: “It is a small gesture, but by offering this music to help raise funds for Helping To Leave’s monumental efforts in aiding Ukrainian refugees, I hope that it brings more awareness around the devastations of this senseless and inhumane war.”
Kate NV’s bouquet is available digitally Thursday, May 26, via RVNG and Bandcamp. All proceeds will go to benefit Helping To Leave. Special thanks to Rachel Alina for donating her mastering services.
released May 26, 2022
All music improvised and performed by Kate NV and Andrey Bessonov
Recorded in Moscow, 2017
Mastered by Rachel Alina
Artwork by Will Work For Good
On behalf of Kate NV and RVNG, all proceeds from this release will benefit Helping To Leave, an organization that aids people seeking evacuation from areas of military conflict. helpingtoleave.org