Structured to unfold like a dream, the debut album by NOIA combines an array of languages - Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, English - and traditional sounds from her childhood in southwestern Europe to process her personal transformations over the past two years while living between NYC and Barcelona.
gisela was written and recorded between her studio in Brooklyn and her family’s home in Barcelona. Field recordings were also central to the creation process. Everywhere Gisela went, so did a recording device - dinners with friends, weekends in the park, voicemails, city sounds, nature ambiences. The resulting body of work is deeply autobiographical, yet instantly recognizable. The context uniquely NOIA’s, but the stuff of life visits us all. gisela will be released March 31 on Cascine.