How did atmospheric dark folk come into existence? (Nemuer Fullmoon Blog #1)

How did atmospheric dark folk come into existence? (Nemuer Fullmoon Blog #1)

What is the point of creating a new genre or form of art? Why and how it can be done? Nemuer have been producing a rather unconventional music, and they are going to discuss their views and experience in this matter.

What is the key to creating a whole new genre?

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Zdzisław Beksiński – Untitled

There is no key, for there is nothing entirely new. Everything we humans create is just a result of inspiration and mixture of all the various influences to which we had been exposed. It is only up to us which one we will choose, which one we will let engulf us and become a part of us.

After that the foundation has been laid and the wheels of your subconscious mind have been set in motion. Sooner or later something has to come up to the surface, and it is only up to you what you will do with it. It does not matter on the form you choose, but it is necessary by that time to have an advanced skill in something that allows you to express yourself or your subconsciousness at ease with little or ideally no restrictions.

So if you have the skill to capture the mixture that formed in your head, it is inevitable that something interesting will be created. Creative process is a chaotic happening, and when it comes to new idea, it seldom works with solid structure and reasoning. On the contrary, we think it is not entirely up to us but rather on our subconscious mind that will eventually find a harmony in the original chaos of influences. Even if you listen to your most favourite music, on your subconscious level there are probably only a few specific features that resonates with you so much. And when you come up with a new track, or with a new genre, guess what? It is based on those very features.

What is the point of creating something new?

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Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso

People like to see, hear, or feel what they already know but in slightly different colours. Then why coming up with something new? Why not to start another rock or pop band playing covers over and over again? Why not to start a Youtube channel with covers to the most famous melodies?

Well, you can definitely do that. But we guarantee you that it is much more fulfilling to actually come up with and share the music or art that comes from your within, that was made by you, and that is one hundred percent genuine.

Making covers or playing mainstream music could definitely be a way how to become this so-called professional musician or artist. It is, however, very likely that you will end up as a mere drop in the ocean and unless you really came up with something interesting, you will not be remembered in a couple of years, but more importantly you will not give anything new to this world and you will not feel good. We believe that now more than ever it is paramount to create something with identity. And making something very specific and high in quality could not only be a way how to enrich and broaden people’s taste but also to build your name and to succeed.

So we are finally coming to the answer to the question “What is the point in creating something new?”. As we see it, the point is to give people something remarkable but coming directly from your heart. It does not mean it has to be emotional, if you love strictly technical art, and you know that is where your real passion is, go for it! After all not only the listeners should feel good about your work, but above all you should. Otherwise what would be the point?

Genesis of Nemuer

nemuer promo picture 2015Nemuer, atmospheric dark folk duo from the Czech Republic, came into existence through the process of evolution. During ten years of Michael Mist’s musically active life, he had been exposed to manifold music styles, genres, and forms of art. He came up with various interesting ideas, but it took a long time until it crystallized into a new music genre and form of art.

The Nemuer duo was formed in Summer 2014 by Michael Mist and Katarína Pomorská after Michael returned from his four-month stay in Northern Finland. Not only did he gain a lot of inspiration there, but he also returned with a strong urge to finally put together something special, so far unheard, and release it publicly.

We think that sometimes the very impulse to actually release something is paramount.

Our advice?

Do not wait forever!

Release your art and do not be too afraid of criticism.
Of course, to some extent, everybody is, but you will soon understand that the very criticism can often help you the most.

Do not let yourself to get discouraged from any art you do. For no matter what people say, if it comes from the bottom of your heart, it will always find its audience.

Read more about the book on which the entire Nemuer project is based or listen to some atmospheric dark folk.

Our next Fullmoon blog post should be published on December 14!

 

Digital Death and Resurrection

Digital Death and Resurrection

For many independent musicians digital obscurity can be critical. Apart from obvious reasons such as that our music will not get to the people who would have enjoyed it tremendously, it can be also very discouraging merely not to see any feedback.

Although we think that making art, music, or really anything creative should feel fulfilling just by doing it, it is inevitable to see how others see us if we want to spread the word about our project, and having feedback will inexorably help us advance.

Without being visible online, it might be also difficult to get visible in person. It is no big surprise that if you want to perform in another country or city, the organizers will prefer having somebody known at least digitally.

Nemuer’s Digital Death

As you might have noticed, Nemuer’s Facebook page seems to be more dead than it was a year ago. The reason for that is not only insufficient amount of interesting content, but also a critical change in the aforementioned social network system. This change have affected everybody and caused that posts no longer get to be seen by majority of fans. It is a clever move from Facebook, because it also offers paid “solution” in form of boosting posts. You must have noticed that plenty of interesting posts get to you with delay or sometimes not at all. Do you not think it is a shame?

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Our second album Labyrinth of Druids, released December 2015.

It has been a while since we shared some news about Nemuer, but it was not because we would be passive! On the contrary, a lot of new material have been composed since the Labyrinth of Druids album was released, and we have now much better idea and understanding about where we are heading and what we want to deliver to you.

Why Should Nemuer Get Resurrected?

The simple reason is that in order to share our music with other people, we cannot be totally obscure. It is not a top secret that the music we create is very far from mainstream and we do not have any publisher. We are independent musicians, and we create what feels good and intense. All we want is to get you immersed in our world of dark fantasy, eerie dreams,  and mystical atmosphere regardless of whether it is for escaping the reality, relaxation, drowning in melancholy, or just to experience something that feels unusual.

Nemuer have so far released two albums from upcoming octology and we already have material for more. But in order to continue, we need your support.

Do you want our genuine independent atmospheric music to stay obscure, or do you want to help us out a bit to keep us going?

What can we do?

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We have decided to start writing a blog and this way to tell you more about us and the work we create. Nemuer would like to cover some “behind the scenes” content, answer your questions, and reveal a part of ourselves. We will give you such posts every full-moon! So the next time it will be the 14th of November!

We are also going to update our Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus more often (=daily). You can look forward to posts soaked in with dark fantasy atmosphere.

What can you do to help us?

Even though we can fill the Internet with super interesting new content, it is futile if you do not collaborate.
This applies especially to Facebook. Since our fans do not like, share, or comment our posts, Facebook decided our posts are not interesting enough.
And then it stops showing them, and it gets only to a minority of our fans.

If you really want to support Nemuer, apart from purchasing our albums, you can help us to get resurrected digitally in the following way:

  • subscribe to our email newsletter (apart from free MP3 you will receive only the most relevant and important news).
  • check out this website and our blog weekly
  • interact with us on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc. Any kind of activity from your side is well appreciated (comment, share, like). Especially comments are very powerful.

Last but not the least, if you have any questions regarding Nemuer, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Enjoy our music and immerse in the atmosphere!

Lovecraftian Music Album Labyrinth of Druids Is Out!

Lovecraftian Music Album Labyrinth of Druids Is Out!

Nemuer just released their Lovecraftian Music Album Labyrinth of Druids (LoD), which is the second of upcoming atmospheric soundtrack octology.

About Labyrinth of Druids

The main essence of this album is a terribly dark atmosphere that is built by suggestive, sinister and dreamy tones of acoustic guitar combined with haunting symphonic parts.

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Apart from “The Main Theme”, which combining epic and melancholic parts, the most remarkable is the super-eerie track “Caves of Damnation” of which vocals were recorded in a real cave. “The Castle” is dedicated to H. P. Lovecraft and it is set in one of his most famous stories “The Outsider”.

Visit our shop to purchase the album and experience the utter horror and abyssal darkness.

About Nemuer

Nemuer’s minimalistic and dark music is hardly describable for its unique genre, but their listeners were able to find a certain connection with Matt Uelmen, Tenhi, Dead Can Dance, Wardruna and Hans Zimmer. Also, there is an apparent link to Ancient Egyptian, Babylonian, Celtic and Nordic mythology. It is a very particular type of music and if there is a project that can disrupt the walls of mainstream, it is Nemuer.

Nemuer Tour 2015 Europe Summer Report

Nemuer Tour 2015 Europe Summer Report

Nemuer has traveled Europe!

We have passed more than 4000 km, performed in Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Netherlands, France and had countless of positive experience and met plenty of super-interesting people.

 

We played in a club, squat, chateau, theater scene, boat, streets, park and always had outstanding times.

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Prazdniny v Telci Summer Festival 2015, Czech Republic

Special thanks to Lakner Lóránd László, Eveline van Dijk, Florent Sworn, Lotte Huijs, Adry Lagin, and Eelco Slierendrecht!

Now we are going to focus on productive activity, since we would like to release our second album this winter. The trailer will be available soon!

Nemuer Tour 2015 Is On!

Nemuer Tour 2015 Is On!

Nemuer perform live!

This spring we had our first tour across the Czech Republic – one concert in Prague (with a special guests from Germany Malte Marten and Alex,

one in Brno and one in Ostrava (all in tea-rooms). Also we had an extra gig in a cave near Brno where we also started recording vocals for our new album.

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Dharmasala Tearoom, Czech Republic, 2015

As for the summer – we are going to play on Prazdniny v Telci festival and the day after we set out to Hungary to perform our very first concert abroad.

Then we are moving to Germany for few days. Thereafter we move to the Netherlands where we have two concerts to play. The end of our little EU trip will be Paris where we want to play as well.

Check out our Tour or Facebook to be freshly informed about the dates.

 

 

Irenthoth’s Dream Album Released!

Irenthoth’s Dream Album Released!

Nemuer just had their first public performance and the Irenthoth’s Dream album release celebration at the same time!

Debut Album Released

Listen to a little teaser for just released album Irenthoth’s Dream, the first out of upcoming eight albums.

It is now possible to order your physical or digital copy at Nemuer’s Store.

Our first concert

At the beginning of August 2014, Nemuer initiated a crowd-funding campaign (despite no fan base) for the debut album “Irenthoth’s Dream”. The result was sufficient to cover the most of the recording expenses and the physical CD album was manufactured in 300 copies.

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Our very first concert and celebration of the debut album release. Czech Republic, Brno, Cajovna u Zeleneho Listku

Nemuer had their first public performance in local tea-room Čajovna u Zeleného Lístku, Czech Republic, where they have ritually launched the album with Puerh tea.

Nemuer was started by Michal Krca in 2014 along with Katarina Pomorska. Michal had many ideas concerning the music several years ago and had participated in several bands of various genres ranging from classical music, jazz and funky to melodic death metal. The final decision to create a project of such a manner came when Katarina joined him and the concept included the connection with his book.

Irenthoth’s Dream Preorder Open

Irenthoth’s Dream Preorder Open

Our debut album Irenthoth’s Dream is about to be released!

The crowdfunding campaign ended and helped us to cover at least the major part of our outcomes connected to album recording.
With delight we announce the official release date of the Irenthoth’s Dream album – 12/01/2014. The pre-order of the digital high-resolution download and the physical album are now available on Bandcamp.

Irenthoth’s Dream Recording

Irenthoth’s Dream Recording

The first chapter of upcoming octalogy in production!

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Irenthoth’s Dream recording at Studio Plesna, Czech Republic 2014

Nemuer just started the recording of the Irenthoth’s Dream album! Michael Mist is going to play the guitar parts and the lead vocals with a little bit of primordial chanting. Katarína Pomorská is going to record the jaw-harp instrument, didgeridoo and female vocals.

Nemuer are also working on a little teaser for the album which will be available very soon.