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In the summer 2020 Lau Nau did a video performance Live in the Orchard for the Munich based concert series frameless. She built a little transportable wagon that fits a modular synth, a miniature recording studio and a sound system, and created a concept for the performance where she made field recordings in the garden while playing the synth. This record includes two straight takes from the live performance, remixed with other material Lau Nau recorded in the same vein in the same place, a tiny village on an island in the Western coast of Finland.
Thank you Westers garden for the recording location, Sami Sänpäkkilä for filming the original concert, Toni Laakso for the assistance, frameless for the invitation. Thank you bees.
“Any new Lau Nau release receives a warm welcome in this house. Puutarhassa is borne from a live performance done in summer 2020 on her makeshift outdoor setup, letting synth drones mesh with the sounds of a living garden. Bees buzz along happily beneath singing birds while simple chords carry dreams on oscillating waves. Arpeggios imagine a future where automation sends signals up the trees to commune with the sky, growing louder and fuller… more
released January 31, 2022
Music, recording & mixing: Laura Naukkarinen in Kimito Island 2020.
Cover art by Jyrki Nissinen.
Layout by Kai Johansson.