Nature Morte is the collaborative album between Montreal based soudn artists Joni Void (moniker of Jean Cousin, and also known as Johnny Ripper.) and Naomie de Lorimier aka N NAO. It is out via LAAPS. According to the press release, they found each other in 2016 through a poetry-reading/performance by Naomie in Jean’s home at the time, a DIY loft-venue known as The Plant.
This would lead to numerous events involving both, there and in many other Montréal underground spaces, until both finally worked on a collaborative piece for Joni Void’s album “Mise en Abyme” released in 2019 on Constellation Records, and began performing together as a duo following that. Nature Morte is their first collaborative album, where voice, tape samples & field-recordings meet montage & electronic production to form a collage of sorts, an abstract puzzle that unfolds both artists’ sound-worlds.
Check the full streaming below.