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// Solo Audio Visual Artist/Performer based in East London
Passion, blood ties and cultural complexity drove the cinematic vision behind Nilly Brook’s Obscenity State. Driven by her experience growing up in a family torn by the Iranian revolution, Nilly became hyper-aware of the corruption of power in its various forms. Seeking clarity, she immersed herself in art, global politics, animation and music initially through her studies at Central Saint Martins, the School of Oriental and African Studies and the London College of Music. Processing and transforming the energies around her, what emerged was an evolving creative force culminating in Obscenity State’s immersive live audio visual performance.
Initially Nilly wrote and performed classical and post classical music alongside performing in an earlier version of Obscenity State as a band. She also worked in the animation industry and currently lectures Visual FX and Music at various universities.
Poetically transcending the ages, Obscenity State transfixes listeners with her unique blend of electronica, expansive sound design, twisting female vocals and intense dance rhythms. Performing as a solo act, audio-reactive visuals, abstract art and animations weave into her performance, submerging the audience into her alternative world.
Testimonials (initial band release 2019- prior to Obscenity State's transformation to a solo project):
Terry Burrows, coauthor with Daniel Miller of Mute: A Visual Document
"On this first release, Obscenity State has come up with a neatly individual take on post-punk. The classic sensibilities are all in place – the angst, the unpredictable sounds and clashing tones (think Factory/4AD/Mute) – but it’s been filtered through a lens of hypermodern electronics and production. Nilly Brook, who writes and produces all of the music, not only possesses an unusually soulful voice for this type of thing but she’s also an accomplished visual artist and animator. (The slick accompanying video is her own work.) All in all, it’s a confident debut that will leave you geeked to hear more."
Parlophone Music Marketing- Krishma Kudhail "Obscenity State's Nilly Brook is a creatively free spirit within her music, as she mesh together a mesmerising sound over electronic production accompanied by her artistic visuals"
Paris Alexander- Producer Antipole "Obscenity State's very high standard of musicianship and driving energy really shines through. I can see them going far!"
Ian Gittins, Reviewer for The Guardian "A 21st century Banshees sound, a tremendous idea"
Stereo Mike | MTV Award-winning artist/producer "Obscenity State combine striking visual art, a multidimensional message and - most importantly - unique sounds that blend industrial, poetic and electronic worlds into a unified, expressive whole that will have you travelling interdimensionally. 'Order of the World' delivers on the audiovisual promise of the group's huge future potential handsomely. Nilly's lyrical content compliments the evolving telectronic textures and industrial drive in edgy harmony. Watch out for more from Obscenity State...!"
Articles (initial band release 2019- prior to Obscenity State's transformation to a solo project):
Catherine Gillette "Powerfully emotive, beautifully evocative sound of triumph and self actualization that sends a positive message to aspire women of all ages"
Void Music Magazine:
Beto Sigala "Shine sounds direct and is a good omen of the artist's creativity under her sleeve"
Dark Life Experience:
Mad Mako "Like a mystical siren, it transforms the listener bit by bit with its versatility that does not let you escape"
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