NY/Berlin electronic duo Nihiti have returned to the dark side. After last month’s folk spun acoustic delicacies on the Faced With Splendor EP, Dracon Ostlks (who is associated with Altered Zones) and Viktor Timofeev recorded bass/drum/guitar machines for “Lit Up In Rows” this past August in Berlin under “romantic distress.” Ostlks’ pained vocals question the cold, rigid order of urban landscapes found on both sides of the Atlantic while exploring the possibilities of human connectedness, solidarity and renewal. As the track’s layers build towards a triumphant culmination urging bodies to move, we’re reassured that at least a flicker of hope exists in what has been soberly “lit up in rows –” and that all who wonder, and all who wander, are not forever lost.
Nihiti: “Lit Up In Rows”
Words: Mary Katherine Youngblood
Image: Viktor Timofeev
Check the Faced With Splendor EP and Viktor Timofeev’s Give Health999 LP on iTunes here and here. Both were recently released on Lo Bit Landscapes, from which physical releases will soon be available.