Letters to Nepal
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Letters to Nepal

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Brooklyn, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Duo Electronic Indie





"One of the things that you pick up on with LETTERS TO NEPAL is their uncanny knack for developing the scope in the sound. It acts as an extension to the music and in turn enhances the depth that presents itself. The compact overture in the structure is deliberately constructed from this as a point of focus. It allows the elaborate touches in the arrangement to comfortably merge over the playing, and in doing so things come full circle. What is also an excellent piece of craftsmanship is their approach on each track. Here they sense the worth of the patient calling. That allows for the precision in the running to sell you on what they are about as a band with a clear mark of distinction. That is honed in the patient calling that is alluringly developed to great effect”. - Written by U&I Magazine , Dublin , Ireland

"Siberian Atmospheric Rockers Letters To Nepal Played The Delancey"

It had been a hot minute since I last descended down into the basement of The Delancey in New York. CMJ 2012 to be exact.
So it was a pleasant trek over to the east side to catch the Siberian atmospheric rock trio Letters To Nepal who brought their Sigur Ros meets pop stylings to the venerable venue. Despite some sound issues, the band managed to impress with a sound readymade for larger, cavernous venues.
Check out video of Letters To Nepal rocking The Delancey below. - http://speakimge.com

"Letters to Nepal at Arlene's Grocery"

Third time's the charm, no? Last Saturday, at the Lower East Side's long standing music venue Arlene's Grocery, I saw Letters to Nepal for the third time. First time happened more or less accidentally at Spike Hill and then the second time at Bar Matchless for CMJ 2014 (photos & review). While Letters to Nepal's main line-up stayed the same -minus the drummer- with Evgeniya Kuznetsova (vocals), Tanya Durkeena (keyboards) and Anton Fadeev (synths) their musical and visual style has evolved.

Saying their style has 'improved' wouldn't do this immensely talented band justice, since they did put out catchy electro pop before, which now evolved to music that's even more electronic, yet still highly enjoyable, catchy and pretty much "zeitgeist".

Notice the guitar gone missing? Replaced by Anton's mind-blowingly fast and skillful use of Maschine. While previously Anton also brought his guitar on stage, he told us that his true roots lie in playing bass, hence Maschine would suit him more. (We certainly were deeply impressed.) Since Maschine and a laptop fit so snuggly into a small bag, Anton had room for bringing a full-sized didgeridoo on stage and open the show with a traditional Russian folk tune, which Evgeniya sang in Russian.There was nothing folkloristic about the remainder of their show though, except for one song when Evgeniya played on a Nepalese (?) instrument, all their songs are sung in English and as forementioned played with state-of-the-art instruments and technology. Going to a live show of Letters To Nepal is not just delectable for your earbuds but for your eyes as well, because Evgeniya understands perfectly well how to move on stage, get your attention and how to ultimately mesmerize you... and in the end, you wish they'd start from the beginning again, with didgeridoo and all.

While there's no brand new material available -yet-, there's still Letters to Nepal's old(er) material to be heard, which gives you a good idea of what to expect. A favorite track of mine would be Doll - a fun, intriguing tune that features Evgeniya's charming voice beautifully -at times she reminds me of a smoother version of Sweden's Robyn- and showcases Anton's many musical talents when he brings out all these screeching and howling sounds of his guitar. Love it! YouTube to the rescue, because there is in deed new music of Letters to Nepal to be enjoyed! Anton and Evgeniya made the best out of this extraordinarily cold winter in New York and produced this mesmerizing video. Hailing originally from Siberia, I am tempted to believe Evgeniya's joy in the snow. Putting Winter behind us though, and to bridge the time until we can see Letters to Nepal live again or listen to their new music digitally, let's enjoy Think About It for the time being, which should push us past Spring right into a hot Summer night parties! - Glamglare


Still working on that hot first release.



Letters to Nepal is a Brooklyn-based indie-electronic duo

When Anton Fadeev and Evgeniya Kuznetsova exchanged Siberia for North Carolina in 2012, they used this new chapter in their lives and musical career to start recording the material they’ve been working on before their relocation. Soon, they released their debut album RAW, grabbing the attention of music lovers far and near.

Longing for a greater music community, the duo moved to New York in 2014, where they soon performed at some of the city’s most popular festivals like CMJ, Play-Diem, Make Music New York, played Sofar Sounds shows and delighted at legendary venues like Mercury Lounge, Pianos, Knitting Factory or Baby’s All Right. Additionally, they found radio play on stations like WBAI, Radio Free Brooklyn, WEMF Radio and The BIRN. 

In October 2016, Letters to Nepal released their second album LUX, which won them many new fans not alone thanks to the atmospheric vocals, the emotional lyrics and the cosmic Theremini sounds. Live, Evgeniya and Anton convince with an effortless blend of electronic and acoustic instruments and an inspiring stage presence.

Their latest song "Come Find Me" got premiered at Kick Kick Snare with  the following words: “If Jim Henson's 1986 cult classic Labyrinth gets a sequel, I think "Come Find Me" by Brooklyn-based indie-electronic duo Letter to Nepal should be part of its blueprint. The song bursts with imagination that's both delightful and a little far-out. The song's through line, a myriad of ethereal tones, adds to this fairy tale fun by giving a peculiar ghost-like suspense while the song flows in sweeping meanders.”

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