NEW MONDAY! NEXUS Ninouki
Nexus Ninouki is available on Bandcamp.
by Walter Price
“It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call…” Nexus’ new album, ‘Ninouki’.
Mike Pougounas (New Zero God) returns with his Nexus moniker and a slew of heavy-hitting music makers, the result is a 7-track gothic opera that’s as shadowy as it is twisted and deep-rooted. A journey into the unknown and only made more revealing each and every play. An unparalleled set best described as textures of Dutch Falconi, Bowie, and Peter Murphy all in one.
Highlights include the John Fryer remix “Rhythm of Life”, the vast “Star Thief” and brooding post-punk opener “The Words That Got Away”. But this album isn’t served properly by individualizing tracks, rather it’s a cohesive set that should be experienced from start to finish. It’s truly unlike anything on offer so far this discombobulated year.
You can stream ‘Ninouki’ in full on Bandcamp and see hear “Star Thief”, here at the GTC.
Artist photo by Panos Skordas // Quote courtesy of Mike Pougounas // Opening paragraph by Rod Serling
All music and lyrics: Mike Pougounas
*lyrics by Mike Pougounas and Anna Psarreas
Recorded at QZN studio Athens
The Words That Got Away* mixed at Mob Research Laboratoriee – Los Angeles, USA
Produced by Mike Pougounas
Mastering by John Psimopoulos
Artwork by Panos Skordas (The Art Asylum)
Webmaster and Grand Voodoo Curse Remover: Anna Psarreas
Thanks to: Anna Psarreas, Michalis Semertzoglou, Yiannis Drenoyiannis, John Fryer, Mark Gemini Thwaite, Steve Whitfield, Michalis Galaios, Yiannis Drennoyiannis, Athan Maroulis, Joachim L. Brunner, Tim Jones, John Simms, Henk Vereecken, Mike D., Akill Char, Lord Litter, Constantinos Vlachos, Yiannis Alexiou, Akis Nikolaidis, BatBoy Slim, Mick Mercer, Vaggelis Chalikias, Thekla Tselepi, Kath E., Andy Cousins, Merlin’s Music Box, White Light/White Heat, Shauna McLarnon
“Gigs were halted for New Zero God, as well as for everyone else. I was meeting the other members of the band sporadically, so I decided to start recording solo, until things return to normal.” – Mike Pougounas