Nick Nicely – Space of a Second
Label – Lo Recordings
Format – Digital
Release Date: 8th September 2014
Bursting onto the UK’s music scene at the start of the ‘80s, Nick Nicely’s debut single ‘DCT Dreams’ was a remarkable slice of ‘synth-pop on acid’ (FACT Magazine), perfectly fusing the electronic sounds of Neu and Kraftwerk with the psychedelic lyricism of Sgt. Pepper-era Beatles and Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd.
Since then Nick’s reputation has continued to grow with critically acclaimed releases on US labels Burger Records and Captured Tracks. Contemporary psychedelic acts like Bevis Frond and Amorphous Androgynous citing him as a key influence and following his live debut in 2008 appearances on bills alongside artists such as Ariel Pink and John Maus.
As a fresh wave of psychedelic sounds spreads across the globe, Nick’s music is more relevant today than ever before and now we have ‘Space of a Second’, 14 songs that range from the “prime shoegaze bliss” (Pitchfork) of ‘Wrottersley Road’ and ‘HeadwindAheadwind’ through to a brand new reimagining of ‘Hilly Road’ that reveals Nicely to be once again at his bewilderingly creative best.
Bringing to the fore Nick’s unique take on lo-fi baroque psychedelia, ‘Space Of A Second’ bends influences from across time and space into an exhilarating construction that evades easy definition; perhaps the best description comes from The Guardian’s Alexis Petridis, who simply hailed Nick as “Unique, almost inexplicable”.