NOIA is the stage name of Barcelona native Gisela Fulla-Silvestre. A film score sound designer by day, Gisela produces left-of-center pop by night as NOIA. Habits, her 2016 debut EP, reflects NOIA’s myriad musical and cultural influences: everything from dancehall, tropicalia, and R&B, plus the literature and cultural theory of Cavafy, Olaf Stapledon and Byung Chul Han. NOIA also incorporates works her sound-design experience into the mix, creating a uniquely cinematic atmosphere with percussive foley and digital distortion. NOIA has spent the last few years in a creative shell, experimenting with new sounds and techniques. She’s now emerging with a new EP entitled CRISÀLIDA, the Catalan word for “chrysalis.” Across the EP's four tracks, NOIA again unites the disparate styles of her musical heritage, and what emerges is a confluence of cultures: traditional arias flutter atop left-field pop production while lyrics float seamlessly from Spanish and Catalan to English.
released May 17, 2019
Written, recorded and produced by Gisela Fullà
Mixed and mastered by Joshua Valleau
Track 3 (La Nit Ve Sola): poem by Maria Merce Marçal
Track 4 (Capricho de Seda): Mirko Lupis plays bass guitar
Track 1 (Ausencias): Noah Frank plays trumpet
Such a refreshing take on melody...with the lyrics I wish I could write. These songs, for some reason, transport me to a time when my younger self was both excited and terrified to be on my own, searching for the passion and relationships I needed to survive. That probably sounds a little crazy, but music is all about sense memory, right??
I caught the song "Clovers" on SiriusXM, and I found "Happy To Be Here" and "Singles" and haven't stopped listening since...a great band for real... samson811970