NID, Lira

Artist: NID
Title: Homecoming Queen
Label: Playing With Music/Border
Reviewed by: Rasmus Klockljung, Lira, 22/11 2013

“NID disclaims explore ensemble playing, and that’s no understatement. All arrangements are detailed and obviously extremely carefully rehearsed, every little syncope or dynamic shifting is done with extreme precition. Focus is the melodies, performed on violin by Mia Marin, soprano Hanna Wiskari Griffiths and percussionist Petter Berndalen on his highly personal way. The trio plays mostly traditional tunes from Sweden and Norway, and a handful of their own compositions. Homecoming Queen is NID’s only second album, seven years after the debut album, but clearly worth the wait. Awesome grooves and the stylish melodies and dense and constantly varied interplay makes this a really nice album. ”