Magic BoxNadine Carina // Stattmusik
Format // CD
Born in 1986, Nadine Carina grew up in a little valley's village called Maggia, in the italian part of Switzerland. She always showed a great passion for music ; always ready to sing at village's parties and regularly exploring her father's vinyl's collection. She started to play piano at a very young age and was a member of the Philharmonic Band of Ticino where she used to play clarinet. The guitar came later, when rock bands like The Who and Genesis enlightened her days, and began to influence her musical background more and more. After moving to Geneva, she attended a music and technologies school (ETM), where she started to write her own songs inspired by songwriters like Shannon Wright, Julie Doiron and Alessi's Ark. Learning the music technology, she began to arrange her songs programming with MIDI, using effects pedals and loopers. By that time she made 2 home- made EPs and her song « Like Her » went on TV, on the Swiss Italian channel, several times, after a solo performance's video in her father's kitchen. In 2010 she decided to move to Liverpool in England, where she attended the music and sound technology courses at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, the school founded by Paul Mc Cartney. Inspired by the Liverpool music scene, Nadine starts getting gigs in bars and venues, performing her songs, sometimes solo, sometimes with a band. She will be performing at Fusion Festival in Germany this summer and then back in her country, during the International Film Festival in Locarno. Her debut LP « Magic Box » is a collection of songs written over the past 2 years. Lot's of "dreamed" material (she used to dream her songs before writing) and technological tinkerings, show the magic of this work, which hides deep and meaningful messages. Being her first album, it has this kind of proximity with the artist that you can only find on early works. You can almost listen to her taking a deep breath and press record on her little 4 track recorder. Nadine draws you into 13 quiet melancholic moments, sometimes minimalistic (alone with her guitar) and sometimes more adventurous (deep programmed arrangements) but always with the aim to keep you in a kind of comfortable woolly bubble. In two words, this album is spontaneous and fragile. Now take a seat, listen .... and you will be delighted, that is guaranteed!
- Release Date // September 26, 2011 (physical & digital)
- Format // CD
- Catalog Nr // STATTMUSIK CD 005
- EAN // 880319516825