Ultra clear 12" vinyl + black vinyl bonus 7"
Nyx and Nótt are two mythical goddesses of night, Nyx from the Greek and Nótt from old Norse. The album pulses like the quiet hum of night; the production is clear and crisp with every movement, note and sound augmented with stark clarity - like the amplified sound of a creaking floorboard as you move through the house in darkness. It’s a deeply percussive album, resulting in gentle rhythms that often give way to moments of real stillness and tenderness that stem from the rich orchestration and composition - one that glides from strings to brass to quietly purring electronics. The album moves through jazz, ambient and electronic to result in something that sounds like it might be a score to Moffat’s dreams.
However, for someone as revered a lyricist as Moffat - be it with his own solo work, Arab Strap or when working with Bill Wells and RM Hubbert - he’s in entirely instrumental mode here, much like he was with his now defunct L.Pierre alter ego. It results in a fundamental shift in creative approach for Moffat when operating in this format.
A1. Mickey Mouse Strut
A2. The Prairie
A3. Words Of Wonder
B1. Theme From
B2. Shirley Jackson On Drums
B3. Long Intervals Of Horrible Sanity
B4. Citation Needed
C1. Attachment 1
D1. Attachment 2