Abu Nein haben im November 2019 ihr beeindruckendes Debüt I will rise veröffentlicht. Das schwedische Trio aus Malmö lässt fesselnden Darkwave erklingen, und auch die aktuellen Veröffentlichungen „Love in vain (ft. Mort-Moi)“ und „Rotten Garden“ sind perfekt für die Tanzflächen dunkler Szene-Clubs geeignet. In den letzten Monaten haben Erica Li Lundqvist, Dennis Lood und Anders Nordensson an den Songs für ihr neues Album Secular Psalms gearbeitet, das im Sommer bei Young & Cold Records und Rundgång Rekords erscheinen soll. Bleibt zu wünschen und hoffen, dass wir diese großartige Band mit dem neuen Album bald wieder live erleben können!

Who is behind Abu Nein and how did the project come into being?
We have existed from the morning of the world and shall exist until the last star falls from the night. Although we have taken the form of Abu Nein, we are all men as we are no man and therefore Abu Nein is a Goddess.

How did your band name come about, and what does it mean to you?
It is merely a pun with a combination of Arabic and German. Any deeper meaning is up to anyone to find, maybe there are some keys in our aesthetics, music and lyrics?

If you had to put your music into a drawer and print a label on it, what would it say?
This is the wine that fills the cup of silence.

Forget about genres for a second – Abu Nein‘s music sounds like …?
… a tribute to the occult.

What are your first musical memories and which person, artist or incident inspired you when you first started making music?
In another life we were peasants in Sweden. Every day after a hard day’s work the church bells rang to summon the people for afternoon prayer. The sound of those bells has etched into our eternal memories. Every bell that rings in this life is a reminder of a previous past and a beginning of a new song.

How does your compositional process work and what’s the input of each band member?
It is impossible to establish causality. It is a game of chance; an observable meaningful process without any correlation.

Where does your inspiration for music come from? Which sort of mood produces the best songs?
There is no such thing as the perfect mood for making music. It comes to you in pieces. Sometimes you are very recipient to what comes to you as if the song itself is speaking to you. It can come as a distant melody, an insightful phrase or a strong beat. Sometimes it is just a sense of something you can’t fully grasp. It is about how receptive you are in the process of making music. The songs find their way to you, not the opposite.

Last year your impressive debut EP I will rise came out. Are you happy with the responses?
Happy is the wrong expression here. We are overwhelmed!

Which instrument will surely NEVER be heard on a Abu Nein-track?
Any instrument can produce beautiful music and anything can become an instrument. For example, a human bone can turn into a flute and a boat engine can become a drum beat. There are no limitations in music.

No alcohol is no solution either. What booze combination will definitely dissolve all your troubles and issues?
Red wine and children’s tears.

What is the most surprising record on your CD/Vinyl-shelf?
”Wings of History 1909 – 1942”. An album with recorded aircraft engines.

Your first full length album Secular Psalms will be out this summer. Can you tell us a bit about that?
The album Secular Psalms is a testimony of the transience of life and a reminder of the duality in which we comprehend the world. The knowledge that “all things will end” is kind of life-affirming and brings hope for the future.

What will follow? What are your plans for the near future and what do you wish for?
We wish to be able to continue to make music, in whatever form.

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