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Maarja Nuut & Ruum - EE

Estonian musicians Maarja Nuut & Ruum operate in an interzone between light and shadow, connecting the intuitive worldview of days past with the technologies that still lie ahead of us. The enigmatic duo synthesise the soul of things; past present and future.

Maarja Nuut uses violin, looper, vocal experiments and keyboard to capture that moment when our inner narratives are led by intuition rather than reason.

Ruum is a contemporary electronic musician who provides a complementary, if often abstract framework to Nuut's melodies. His soundscapes might offer a sense of structure at first, but upon closer inspection the sonic landscape he creates forces the listener into contemplating altogether more mysterious afterworlds and interzones.

Maarja Nuut & Ruum’s music often invites us into dialogue; not by addressing us directly, rather by luring us into unimagined conversations with elements of our psychic selves that we may have otherwise forgotten. Finding the way back out of the sonic maze they create can be difficult. Maybe the thought of staying in this magic labyrinth is also tempting.

The duo’s first album Muunduja (Shifter) will be released in October of 2018, on the UK’s 130701 label.


Maarja Nuut, a singer and violinist from Estonia, used loops and electronics to build austere, minimalist grids, with traditional-sounding waltzes and polkas floating in them like ghostly memories
— New York Times
Maarja Nuut found the seam between dada and Baltic folk, her gorgeous songs riven with bizarre allegorical interludes and click-clacking horse noises
— Pitchfork
It would be churlish to miss out on reporting, or raving about, what a phenomenal artist Maarja Nuut is (…) Direct yet totally tessellate; sounds from the back of beyond that threaten to trip you over the edge
— The Quietus

Label: 130701

Territory: Netherlands

Agent: Marije van Veen

Links: Facebook / Vimeo / Soundcloud / Bandcamp