10 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Designed around vocalist Stina Wappling, Sweden’s NONONO give the singer plenty of room to play around with their shiny, sometimes happy, and sometimes danceable synth-pop. The trio (rounded out by keyboardist Michel “Rocwell” Flygare and guitarist Tobias “Astma” Jimson, who’ve worked as the production duo Astma & Rocwell) balance between artsy, atmospheric swaths of beauty and more mainstream, accessible moves meant to enrapture large audiences and keep the party moving. But they never settle for obvious tropes, and their emphasis on slower tempos moderates their debut album quite gracefully. “Echo” is a gentle cry that uses its slower gait to emphasize Wappling’s achy-breaky vocals and the producers’ ability to build sound on sound. While “Jungle” and “Like the Wind” release a carefully sculpted party vibe, songs such as “Pumpin’ Blood” and “One Wish” expose subtler effects at work, with the background vocals swelling in strategic spots along with other musical shifts. The sonic poetry of “Down Under,” “Johnny,” and “Love” prove there’s more to synth-pop than the same ol’ dance grooves.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Designed around vocalist Stina Wappling, Sweden’s NONONO give the singer plenty of room to play around with their shiny, sometimes happy, and sometimes danceable synth-pop. The trio (rounded out by keyboardist Michel “Rocwell” Flygare and guitarist Tobias “Astma” Jimson, who’ve worked as the production duo Astma & Rocwell) balance between artsy, atmospheric swaths of beauty and more mainstream, accessible moves meant to enrapture large audiences and keep the party moving. But they never settle for obvious tropes, and their emphasis on slower tempos moderates their debut album quite gracefully. “Echo” is a gentle cry that uses its slower gait to emphasize Wappling’s achy-breaky vocals and the producers’ ability to build sound on sound. While “Jungle” and “Like the Wind” release a carefully sculpted party vibe, songs such as “Pumpin’ Blood” and “One Wish” expose subtler effects at work, with the background vocals swelling in strategic spots along with other musical shifts. The sonic poetry of “Down Under,” “Johnny,” and “Love” prove there’s more to synth-pop than the same ol’ dance grooves.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Armageddon48 ,

Love this Album

Great for hours of listening. Much love from the USA.

SMIU2018 ,

Great Album & Even Better In Concert!

They opened for Twenty One Pilots in the Spring and I was amazed! Instantly a fan! I love their music! SO happy the album was released! I’d go to a concert of theirs any day!

Eyen_1814_908 ,

~hp

I like your songs, its unique. ☺️

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