The trio of Nor Dar comes from Armenia. Right from their first album "Opus of the Lizard" (winner of the Armenian Music Awards 1998) the group showed the desire to give a broader experimental spirit of the legacy of Komitas, the father of Armenian music. The success surely comes from the unquestionable ability of the group's members at the time of using traditional instruments. And combined with the classical education and the general preoccupation with jazz, it led to a more complex musical alloy, which is obviously intended to pass the traditional and classical music of their country to a wider audience, opening new avenues of evolution.
2CD+DVD pressing. Radiohead's fourth album, and their first to debut at number one in America, also marks the start of their move into electronic experimentation. Kid A's sound is vastly different from the albums that preceded it, being heavily influenced by electronic music, jazz and Krautrock. At the time Kid A polarised critical opinion but is now considered one of the best and most important albums of its time and of Radiohead's career. The DVD features 3 videos from Later…With Jools Holland: 06/9/01. The CDs include the original album and a CD with footage from BBC Radio One Evening Session from 2000.
Nova honours the legacy of 2005 Albedo with another outstanding narrative-driven compilation showcasing more intimate yet intriguing fresh sounds. Imaginary Friends features a melange of styles, different facets of ambient electronica infused with neo-classical moods, acoustic sensibilities, epic melodies and impressionistic textures and tempos for a vibrant and overall warm feel. As always emphasis was put on gathering original and tailor-made compositions from a variety of well-known artists on Ultimae and interesting newcomers such as Murya from Iceland, offthesky from the US, to create a musical palette that shares Nova's own eclectic and unconventional vision.