“Now.” is the fourth album from Finnish instrumental duo, NYOS. The bands main focus whilst writing “Now.” was to work without limits to make the most creative and varied release possible, moving away from predictable dynamics and formulaic songs. Tracks like High Five and Aveiro (which the band improvised in the studio) show that new direction quite clearly, and the album takes the listener through a real variety of moods and emotions during the 39minutes it runs.
Like their previous releases “Now.” was recorded in October 2018 at Tonehaven Recording Studio by guitarist Tom Brooke and mastered by Mandy Parnell (Bjork, Aphex Twin etc) and features a cover artwork from UK-based photographer Howie Hill.
NYOS is a noisy, loop-driven instrumental duo based in Finland. The band formed 2014 when UK-born guitarist 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 wrote their first record ‘Vltava’, a 26 minute one-track piece, over the winter of 2014 and have been touring constantly since mid 2015, taking their (literal) wall of noise out to more than 200 gigs in over 20 countries!
NYOS self-published 2014’s ‘Vltava’, and 2016’s follow up album ‘Nature’, both were recorded at Tonehaven Studio by guitarist Tom Brooke, and released on CD, LP and Cassette. Their third album, ‘Navigation’ was released in September 2017 as a collaborative release with Karlsruhe based Meta Matter Records. ‘Navigation’, which received widespread praise from both fans and the press, was again recorded and mixed by Tom and mastered by the world-renowned Mandy Parnell (Bjork, Aphex Twin, Sigur Ros).