Nature is the eclectic 2nd album by noisy, loop-driven Finnish instrumental duo NYOS.
Originally self-released in 2016, the band sold over 1.000 albums on tour, but Nature, completely self-released, was never available in record stores. The album was written and recorded with the ambition to capture the atmosphere and vibe of their highly energetic live shows. The 6 tracks on Nature showcase the developing dynamics of the duo, bringing a wide range of influences from math rock to post rock to Lighting Bolt-infused outbursts of noise. Powered by the use of loops, drones and layers of keys and samples, Tom Brooke builds up captivating sonic atmospheres… which are contrasted by the immensely creative and often frenetic and all-over-the-place drumming of Tuomas Kainulainen.
The band formed in 2014 when UK-born Tom Brooke and drummer Tuomas Kainulainen met after Tom moved to Finland. Bonded by a mutual love of noisy bands, coffee and playing shows, they quickly wrote their first album, Vltava, a 26-minutes one-track piece. Since 2015, the proactive band has played 200 gigs in over 20 countries, and their top tracks „Haikara“ and „Kelo“ off Nature have reached over 400.000 plays on Spotify – a considerable success given the grassroots DYI-approach that the band has taken from day one: they have never been signed with any label, nor any booking agency.
Nature was recorded, mixed and mastered in June 2016 at Tonehaven Recording Studio in Lievestuore, Finland by Tom Brooke. The album was self-released on CD, LP and Cassette. Their third album, Navigation was again recorded and mixed by Tom and mastered by Mandy Parnell (Bjork, Aphex Twin, Sigur Ros), and released in September 2017 via Meta Matter Records.
In February 2019 the band released album number 4 – Now., which we are now reissuing as well – these 2 great albums shall serve as a foretaste of the band’s upcoming 5th album, to be released in the first half of 2022 via Pelagic.