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Nightlands Offers Deconstructed Insight Into “Nico” Track

Off Latest LP Oak Island

Feb 01, 2013 Nightlands
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Last week, Dave Hartley’s solo project Nightlands released its second full-length album Oak Island. This morning Hartley has provided a bit of insight into the making of one of the album’s standout tracks, “Nico,” deconstructing the piece from its original format to its respective vocal and instrumental takes.

According to Hartley, “I started writing Nico right after my nephew was born. He was two before I finished it. I wanted it to be a ballad and a lullaby, and lyrically it remains so, but the sonics turned into a magic carpet ride through various stages of a dream: surreality, full-bore psychedelia and, at times, borderline nightmarish disorientation. I didn’t hold back with the overdubbing, there are hundreds of voices on this song, and many are warped using tape-speed manipulations. I’m really proud of it and how strange it is.”

Click below to listen to the separate variations of the track, which are available as part of the deluxe version of Oak Island.



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