In the last three years Nika Roza Danilova has gone from being an
outsider experimental teenage noise-maker to a full fledged
internationally celebrated electronic pop musician. She has emerged as
a figurehead—a self-produced, self-designed, self-taught independent
woman. Nika however is a woman who can command a room, any room,
without needing a band, a stage, or even a microphone. Her voice is
unmistakable it cuts right to the core.
Conatus is a huge leap forward in production, instrumentation and song
structure. It says it all in the definition of the title: the will to
keep on, to move forward. From thumping ballads to electronic glitch,
no sound goes unexplored on her new record. It is an icy exploration
in refined chaos and controlled madness, an effort to break through
capability and access a sonic world that crumbles as it shines.