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 upcoming 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
"Waltz for a Custom-Made Friend" is a thought experiment, the what-if, the idea that you could buy a friend in the store. How would he/she look like, behave, move, and how would it feel if this friend sat in my living room and started a conversation? Would that be what I needed? Would it do me good to shape a caregiver according to my own wishes? Do I go around in circles? Will I know already at the moment of the question what the other person will answer? Can you feel love for a person perfectly tailored to you? Can one find support in this? Is confrontation, friction and conflict part of friendship, part of love?
Released September 2nd, 2022
Recording by Max Grüner
Mixing by Jonas Dannecker
Mastering by Bernhard Range
Cover Artwork by Mathias Fleck
Composition & Arrangement by NOUK