NOÊTA release title track 'Elm' as third single

NOÊTA release title track 'Elm' taken from their forthcoming new album



Nordic dark ambient folk outfit NOÊTA have released the haunting title track from their forthcoming album "Elm", which has been scheduled for release on April 23, 2021. Please see below for album details.


The track 'Elm' is available via the following link: https://youtu.be/_JVavAzRtf4


Pre-sale link: http://lnk.spkr.media/noeta-elm


NOÊTA band pictures and graphic materials are available there:

(click here for Dropbox)



NOÊTA title track from the album "Elm"

https://youtu.be/_JVavAzRtf4


NOÊTA comment: "The title-track 'Elm' is in parts told through the words of Sylvia Plath", reveals frontwoman Êlea. "Her poem 'Elm' is an almost physical expression of anxiety and depression as something real and vivid that is living inside some of us – something that is dark, terrifying and malevolent. Being haunted by anxiety and depression can lead to fear of the uncontrollable malignity living within the self. It claims the afflicted as its own in order to kill. This poem became even more upsetting to me after learning that Sylvia Plath went on to commit suicide not long after she wrote it."




Tracklist

1. Dawn Falls

2. As I Fall Silent

3. Disillusion

4. Above and Below

5. Fade

6. As We Are Gone

7. Elm

8. Elm (II)




The sound of a teardrop falling onto a moss covered stone. The sound of a heart breaking. The sound of a rosebud opening at dawn. These are just some of the sounds that Norway based band NOÊTA with vocalist and musician Êlea have woven their songs from. Once again, she has been joined by her long-time collaborator Ândris from Sweden, who added a wide range of instruments to the music, which has been fittingly dubbed as dark ambient among other terms.


Lyrically, their sophomore full-length, "Elm" is loosely based on emotions connected to the eponymous poem by celebrated American author Sylvia Plath, who struggled with severe depression and sadly committed suicide shortly after writing "Elm". "The lyrical material serves as an outlet for my own personal struggles", states Êlea. "It makes this album more cohesive as it mostly reflects my own musical vision."


Something dark, melancholic, and at times even sinister is haunting each of the eight tracks collected on this album. Yet at the same time NOÊTA's music comes with an inherent ethereal beauty, which is carried by Êlea's both lucent and lucid voice. The focus on her bewitching vocals is further underlined by a subtle and nearly minimalistic use of instrumentation that masterly captures and enhances the musical moods.


Taking their name from the ancient Greek philosophical notion of universal thoughts or ideas that exist independently of any agent having them, NOÊTA embark on their musical journey into the otherworld with the highly praised 2015 EP "psykhē", which also refers to classical Greek philosophy where it denotes the wholeness of a person. This was followed by the equally acclaimed debut album "Beyond Life and Death" in 2017, which added more depth and audible confidence to the duo's compositions.


With the recording, production and mix again firmly controlled by NOÊTA, mastering of "Elm" was for the first time left to the expert hands of Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio (MAYHEM, WATAIN). Guest contributions by KNOKKELKLANG and P.Stille of STILLA and BERGRAVEN also hint to Êlea's roots in black metal that remain present although her personal darkness takes a different stylistic direction.


"Elm" witnesses NOÊTA charting their very own left hand course through the rising tide of unique female artists such as CHELSEA WOLFE, ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF or EMMA RUTH RUNDLE to name but a few of the highly individual voices claiming their territory in the world of dark music.


Release date: April 23, 2021


Line-up

Êlea – vocals, electric guitar, synth Ândris – acoustic and electric guitar, lapsteel, accordion, piano


Guest Appearances

E. Rustad of Knokkelklang plays electric guitar on track 4

P.Stille of BERGRAVEN contributed guitar and piano chords on track 8*


Produced, recorded and mixed privately by NOÊTA

Mastered at Necromorbus Studio by Tore Stjerna


Cover photography by Aron Mattsson


Links

www.facebook.com/noetaofficial

www.instagram.com/noetaofficial


Style: Dark ambient folk


Pre-sale link

http://lnk.spkr.media/noeta-elm


Available formats

"Elm" is available on Digipak CD, limited gold vinyl LP (200 copies), and on black vinyl LP.


Band pictures and graphic materials

(click here for Dropbox)




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