Enigmatic Milan-via-Iran electronic band NAVA shares Persian-dance inspired single “Ritual”
January 28, 2019 BY Nettwerk
“NAVA are a new music project who are exploring the very peripheries of what it means to make a pop song.” – The Line of Best Fit
“Artfully constructed pop of an electronic hue, NAVA match crunching neo-industrial sounds against digital glamour” – Clash
After sharing the high-octane “Flesh” late last year, the mysterious and enigmatic Milan based band NAVA return with new single “Ritual.” The song accelerates with an exhilarating energy as percussion crashes and rattles along, all held together by heavy Persian-dance inspired beats that lie at the heart of “Ritual.”
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“‘Ritual’ is tribal, it portrays NAVA’s animalistic raw soul, letting loose in the urban jungle it’s trapped in” lead singer Nava Golchini explained. “The percussions bang and rattle whilst the melody slithers through them… like a predator mesmerizing its prey. It’s an industrial piece, a modern tune but influenced by Farzaneh Kaboli’s Persian visceral dance too.”
NAVA formed in Milan in 2016. Originally from Iran, singer Nava Golchini met producer & arranger Francesco Fugazza whilst studying music in Italy. The collaboration then expanded to include drummers Elia Pastori and Marco Fugazza. Talking cues from Italy’s current flourishing electronic music scene and international acts like Arca, Apparat, Purity Ring, etc, NAVA are a real cultural blender, melding Golchini’s own Persian musical background and the band’s experimental & topsy-turvy arrangements, into something truly cosmopolitan and visceral. Their debut songs such as “Navigate,” released originally on Italian indie label Factory Flaws, garnered attention from The Line of Best Fit, Rolling Stone Italy, Earmilk, Red Bull and more.
The quartet are currently working on their debut EP, to be released with Nettwerk Music Group sometime this year.