Exclusive Premiere: Obscenity State – Moke Lake

London-based Obscenity State (Nilly Brook) plies her trade as a producer, live musician and audiovisual artist, with these qualities evident in the latest track ‘Moke Lake’, taken from the upcoming EP due in 2023.

Complex, seductive melodies encompass ‘Moke Lake’, drawing on a myriad of electronic influences from techno, deep-house, electro and bass, and is accompanied by a visually stunning animated video, drawing you into Obscenity State’s own world.

“This is an energetic electronic dance track that explores self-discovery through the merging of sound and vision. The cascading melodic synthesis, expansive sound design and psychedelic overlapping sequences hypnotically immerse you into my alternative world. Weaving throughout is the evocative chants of a Persian Avaz master, a female performer prohibited from singing in public since the revolution of ’79. Of Iranian heritage myself, stemming from a persecuted minority, I have built a digital world to reflect my sense of isolation and driving determination to confront revolutions past and present through the exploration of new identities.” – Obscenity State (Nilly Brook)

Poetically transcending the ages, Obscenity State transfixes listeners with her unique blend of electronica, expansive sound design, harmonically rich compositions and hypnotic dance rhythms. 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-creative visual performance, where abstract subversive animations and the dramatic beauty of light submerge the audience into her explorative dimension.

Central to her vision as an artist has been the coalescing of her background in digital animation, world politics, classical composition and electronic music production. Initially formed as a post-punk/dance band, Obscenity State’s Nilly Brook has taken the step with her debut single Moke Lake to reform as a solo electronic/dance act. Her EP will be soon to follow in early January 2023.


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About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about many genres of music from Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to Techno and Electronica. A man that lives in a world of bass and beats, Ian is an obsessive collector of music and a true geek at heart, with many years spent in application design.