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Nova Nova

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Nova Nova originated in 1992, making the band one of the pioneers of the French electronic musical scene. They were first signed on the mythical and now defunct Rave Age imprint, the first ever French techno label, and have been one of the best known electronic live acts in France, with performances at the Rex and the Transmusicales de Rennes in 1994.

Their first ep, « Metaphysic ? » comes out in july 94 on F Communications and introduces their house rich in melodies and emotions. From that time on, Nova Nova’s purpose is to fill a gap in the electronic production by introducing a « classical » sense in their work, trying to make compositions that respect the harmonic rules of the other styles of music.

In May 1995, « Zarathoustra », their first mini-album foreshadows a medieval and Celtic inspiration with a track like « Nova Cantica » as well as initiated a shift towards a more moody kind of music with sensual and mellow sequences. But rather than “ambiant”, Nova Nova prefer the notion of spleen to describe their music, between ecstasy and melancoly, where sadness is present but hope prevailing. Spleen and ideal ?

March 1996 sees the release of « Ex-ep », which Nova Nova consider as their best work to date. For the first time, accoustic instruments appear, such as a piano giving tracks likes « Tones » or « See » enough meaning to bypass the use of electronic instruments.

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  • Alchesound

    Tones by Nova Nova must be one of the most beautiful and moving piano pieces I have heard in a long time

    18 Sep 2013 Reply
  • wphockey

    love tones...

    4 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Cagareu

    I love this song. The best of Nova Nova.

    17 Dec 2008 Reply
  • RoKo2001

    Well, this IS Levitation - More Than Ever People. You can find that one on Café del Mar no. 5.

    22 Apr 2008 Reply
  • ssastre

    yeah I like the piano in tones a lot and is not that more than ever people sample like kernelpanic said

    31 Dec 2007 Reply
  • kernelpanic

    this song is NOT tones. I think this is more than ever people. tone is far better.

    11 Aug 2007 Reply
  • mwimmersc

    Whenever Tones comes up in my last.fm player, it's the wrong song :-(

    9 Apr 2007 Reply
  • cagoBHuK

    Tones is wonderful!!!

    4 Mar 2007 Reply

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