NOUK is an indietronic & chamber pop band around Anna-Lucia. The band breaks with classic song structures without losing the charm and lightness of honest pop music. Sometimes string lines interweave with guitar and vocals to create a filigree poem setting, then drums, synth basses and circulating piano patterns build up into complex arrangements. Different influences merge in a very natural way to create a multi-faceted overall sound. While the 21st century circles around our heads, NOUK creates a very own orbit with their album "Figures Afloat", which takes up the environment, but also spins it on in a thoughtful and imaginative way. You flow through the music, discovering colors, textures and landscapes that you want to sink into and yet you never loose the thread, the connection to reality and the connection to the core characters in "Figures Afloat": the people who are close to you.
photo by Lea Bräuer
All in all NOUK released four Singles that each unfold their own soundscapes and slowly paints a picture of an individual band sound.
“Symmetries” is a song about longing for closeness and points of reference that give you support and security. "Artificial Lake" is a song about shaking up and wanting to unleash. At the center of the narrative is a person who has lost touch with reality.
Released in October 2022
Recording by Max Grüner
Mixing by Jonas Dannecker
Mastering by Bernhard Range
Cover Artwork by Carolin Israel
Single Artworks by Mathias Fleck
Composition & Arrangement by NOUK
Anna-Lucia Rupp (voice, keys)
Max Grüner (guitar, voice)
Alma Stolte (cello)
Maria Körner (viola)
Felix Demeyere (drums)