Woodleigh Research Facility Nina Walsh Bandcamp Nina & The Fireflies Moine Dubh

When I first met Nina Walsh in the early 90s she was already a creative dynamo who had spearheaded club promotions at London Records and now ran the Sabres of Paradise label with her DJ-producer partner Andrew Weatherall. Bristling with ideas - audio, visual or ambitiously surreal - her rapidly accelerating path blurred roles and genres as she focused on composing music fed by lifelong lessons and experiences, often accompanied by videos or short films. Nina’s supernatural feel for transmitting emotion through melody and vivid atmospherics, plus a technical knowledge enabling her to build her own studios shone when her songs were used in Killing Eve and Pixie, along with the evocative score for Michael Smith and Maxy Bianco’s Stranger on The Shore Trilogy. Nina reunited with Andrew Weatherall as his studio partner in 2013, co-writing, co-producing and recording with him until his 2020 passing, now continuing the mission.

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