Presented by The Spanish Wave
Gisela Fullà-Silvestre formed the alias NOIA to create separation between her profession as a composer and sound designer for film, and her experimental pop productions. After graduating from Berklee, the Barcelona-bred artist relocated to Brooklyn and started writing music that channeled her early attachments to sound, which were formed osmotically as a child in the home of her activist parents. Shortly thereafter, she released her inaugural EP, Habits, anchored by singles “Nostalgia Del Futuro” and “Itaca Tropical.” 2019 then saw the release of her second EP, Crisalida, a Catalan word for “cocoon,” that expanded on her leftfield palette.
Structured to unfold like a dream, the debut album by NOIA combines an array of languages - Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, English - and traditional sounds from her childhood in southwestern Europe to process personal transformations over the past two years. Field recordings were also central to the creation process. Dinners with friends, voicemails, city sounds and nature ambiences. The resulting body of work is deeply autobiographical yet instantly recognizable. "gisela" by NOIA will be released 03/31 on Cascine.
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