The Absurdism of Reality - An Interview with NEØV



Soon after the Reeperbahn Festival I meet up for a virtual talk with Anssi Neuvonen, the vocalist of the Finnish shoegaze newcomer band NEØV. What makes NEØV’s music so remarkable is the collision of different instruments with the contrasting soft sound of Anssi’s voice which is accompanied…

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From the upcoming album “Dominique”
Written & produced by Anssi Neuvonen
Recorded & mixed by Sampsa Väätäinen
Video by Appu Jasu

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Es gibt sie – die musikalische Utopie. In welcher die Himmel weit sind, unendlich. In welcher die Farben unerschöpflich sind; fluoreszierend und changierend in der Ewigkeit. Musik kreiert einen Raum, der fernab von all dem ist, was uns Erdenwesen physisch bekannt ist. Unter dem Radar: NEØV,…

Wonderful new track & video from Moonface, featuring Anssi from NEØV as the “wrecked angel”.


This video is mostly a live session, but then I went and added backup vocals to the mix after the session was recorded. I couldn’t help myself. And then the videographers spliced in a bunch of other footage from the session. They are weak like me. So it’s like 75% live session, 25% video. Or some such ratio.

We made this for a song called City Wrecker, which is also the title of a Moonface EP coming out mid-September. The song is featured on the EP, yes, but on the EP it’s a different version; a proper studio version. Maybe it’s slicker. Louder. Slower?

This session was recorded at an old movie theater in Porvoo, Finland, which has now been turned into Magnusborg Studios. The videographers are Ville Malja and Anssi Nordberg, who make up Rairai Collective, based in Helsinki. They had this to say about the session:

“We wanted to build this simple visual world from where the song could rise up. The main thing was to keep the footage authentic and to capture the essence of Moonface telling his touching story with this wrecked angel figure. We tried not to be too modern.”

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