Boomkat Product Review:
Sublime, introspective ambient from a new artist presented by Brighton's superlative Where To Now label. According to the artist, Nadia Khan; "Open Interior explores feelings of loneliness and anxiety. It is a sense of disconnection to the outside world. My intent was to form a mixture of light and heavy sounds that reflect these emotions." The results manifest these feelings in five quietly despondent transmissions, willowing from the barely-there pulse and keening chords of 'Grid Work' to the 12 minutes of stygian momentum in closer, 'Selective Thoughts', taking in menthol residues of 'Grid Works' and filigree sweetness of 'Milky Sweat', and wide-open yet internalised emotions in the glacial 'Nuuk'. We can a very respectable list of analogs for this sound - Signer, Loscil, Ø, 1991, early AFX - yet Nadia's sound has something more elusive, lonely and isolated about it that sets her apart. Quite simply, it's a must-have for lovers of forlorn and naval-gazing electronic music.