Timeless sees Nico Niquo’s stylistic explorations converge at an unexpected, but long hidden reference point, Jazz-Fusion.
Delivering an impassioned album that reconciles the peculiar situation of modern “Australian” music, certain touchstones are reworked into a haze of bent New Age mannerisms and Ambient passages, strung together with a pairing of Dub-Techno impulse and Impressionist musings. 
However, in retaining an emphasis upon hyperreal sonic landscapes, Nico has crafted a new environment for his electronic inquiries to be re-characterised into mediated form within a
bizarro-Jazz realm.
Puzzlement at an overabundance of gestures and signals with limitless opportunity sees Nico re-focus attention toward considering a personal alternative - one that pays due homage to Jazz and its influences on his music but moves distinctly away from many of its assumed leanings.
Timeless is a significant shift from Nico’s earlier work but demonstrates an eagerness to let naturally evolve the possibilities of the project from its foundations.

Writing, Production, Mixing Vocals, Piano, Drums and Percussion by Nico Callaghan
Assistant Production, Recording and Engineering by Joseph Buchan
Tenor Saxophone and Clarinet by Jared Becker 
Artwork by Samuel Horman



Nico Niquo.

Timeless




Nico Callaghan.

Snakes In The Grass




Ambient Music and Late Capitalism is probably not a pairing that naturally springs to mind.
However, a fragmentation and subsequent reformation of the music industry in the age of streaming and sponsored content has led to the two becoming strange bedfellows.
The unprecedented influence and possibilities of the internet in a globalised world have corroded sectors of Ambient Music, and opportunistic capitalism has intruded in a manner not previously possible.
Nico Callaghan identifies existential issues facing primarily — but not exclusively — modern Ambient Music, and looks to those who offer insight and innovation in the face of corporate intrusions. 

84 pages, 105 x 148mm
Design & Layout by Alex Margetic
Edited by Lucy Callaghan
Published by Daisart x General Enquiry
Melbourne, Australia 2018.





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