Q&A with Dmitry Kuzmin aka Nuage
Where is the name ‘Nuage’ came from?
When I began my sound experiments and started to doing something finished, I couldn’t decide about the alias a long time, but it came one day unexpectedly and very simply, ‘nuage’ is pronounced as new-age for me, which means new experiments new sounding, new everything… But as I learned later, it still has a French translation which means cloud, so I like both options of ‘nuage’ meaning.
Where are you from?
I’m from Russia, St. Petersburg, it’s in the north, and I grew up on a small island near the city which called Kronshtadt, this island built 300 years ago as a fortress in case of city’s protection from the seaside. Now it’s just a good touristic place.
When did you start making music?
It seems 7 years ago but before I did some music about 5 years for fun, well it started after breakup with the girlfriend, so I got a little track called ‘Her Dreams Her Fears’ which got some good feedback and signed on Dublin based label, so after that I decided to continue with music more.
How much time did you work on the Wild LP?
I needed a full year to finish it, at first I thought I would write the album much faster, but then I decided to see what will happen in this year and catch not only moments about nature and trips but something more personal. This looks like a kind of musical biography which lasts a year for me.
What music do you like to listen / favourite bands and influences
I listen to a lot of house/techno music or ambient in the background, for example, recently I added some Acid Pauli, Superpose, Kora & Adrien, Ame music in my library. I like the music which has an inner energy, mystery, and meditation.
The last band/singer that you discovered, loved and in your opinion, people should listen to him/her/them
Georgian producer Gacha Bakradze, who works under different names: Gacha, Akwaaba, Bakradze, Gacha Bakradze, Winter Flags, etc. This is really forward thinking electronica, everything new from this producer is on a top for me.
Tell a funny/sad/touching/motivating/whatever story from your life as a musician
Recently I was standing at traffic lights and some guy in the yellow jacket just shouts to me like hey dude – I’m listening to your track right now on my headphones, so yeah, sometimes you understand that your music is being listened to 🙂
5 May 2017
- Pink Coloured Double Vinyl LP
2. Every PPL
3. Secret Jungle
6. In Between
8. Canvas (feat. Baile)
10. Rivers Reverse (feat. Bop)
11. Do You (feat. Belle)
12. Catch Light (feat. Olga Maximova)
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