Citing wide ranging influences including Machinedrum, Flying Lotus and even Enya, Nuaru produces sound in all shapes and forms, but with a recognizable energetic, raw and experimental quality. His debut Wavelengths EP for Lost Tribe is no different.
'Wave Basin' is the EP’s opener and is also an appropriate mission statement for Nuaru. A whole orchestra of evolving synth stabs and a thundering bass line underpin the hypnotic vocal, the beat itself was inspired by fellow Dutch producer Ben Lardinois’ minimalist approach to making beats. He keeps it interesting throughout with an intelligent arrangement that is guaranteed to make dancefloors explode.
Up next is 'Plant Drips' which has a definite Flying Lotus vibe to its off kilter groove, psychedelic top end and unusual rhythms. Still maintaining his characteristic powerful low frequencies it shows another side to his production and the range of his unique sound.
Nuaru gets back onto the bass-in-your-face tip with a little help from his friends on 'Flute Birdz'. Borrowing some interesting Indonesian samples from his label mate Malvae, he expertly fuses them into a futuristic, eastern influenced and driving track that sounds unlike anything else that has come before it. It’s a forward thinking production that encompasses everything Lost Tribe stands for as a label.
Taking things back a notch (or so you think), 'Body Origami' kicks things off by building up a laid back and uplifting juke-like vibe. It then drops without warning into a zoned-out space bass cut that would be easily be at home in sets of artists like Om Unit.
'Andalusia Fresh' is named after the tea of choice during the production sessions and pays homage to the old MS-DOS sound blaster video game soundtracks of the 90’s. Featuring manic arpeggio patterns, a bit-crushed vocal sample and a beefy bass line - it brings together elements of bass, vaporwave, trap and electronica in Nuaru’s wavy signature.