1) An experimental electronic group.
2) A Swedish trio playing traditional folk music in a modern way.
1) NID is an experimental group whose aim it is to challenge conventional
concepts and structures of electronic music by experimenting with the source of sounds. The music is created on the spot, making each performance a genuine and unrepeatable event. It has been described as moving sound-objects, improvised electronic noise, or broodng ambient music. It has been compared to an underwater-journey, a pathway to the inner self. Given enough volume, it certainly affects the body as well as the mind. In which way remains open to the listener’s psyche. NID was formed in 1995. Over the years the core-members have performed in art-galleries, rock-clubs, bars, water-reservoirs, cinemas, as well as at industrial and electronic festivals and in record shops. In 1998 they were invited to play onboard the MS Stubnitz when it was anchored in the harbour of Stockholm as part of the “European Culture Capital” activities. They were also involved in the 2001 Six And More & R:IP jubilees, improvising with 30 other electronic free-jazz musicians. As for the group name… A “nid” is a curse or insult with homosexual connotation that was frequently in use in the Viking age. It brought a depth to the concept of honour and shame. It could be used as a challenge or simply to ridicule another (which was a challenge per se). It could reveal anyone else to be no better than he was, and it undermined social structures. NID disbanded in 2006. Chris Sidgell continues in various projects, most notably his solo project B-Tong. Jürgen Eberhard releases music under the name Feine Trinkers Bei Pinkels Daheim. This is NID’s one and only proper CD release.
The sound on this work may appeal to fans of Lustmord, New Blockaders or collage post-industrial in general/experimental ambient.
NID was sometimes also known as Feine Trinkers bei Pinkels Daheim, a group who had various releases on the Drone Records label, one of
which is included on the recent tUMULt collection of out of print
Drone singles. So now it’s sort of come full circle and we have this, the
only proper full length recording (as far as we know) from the group
NID, aka Feine Trinkers Bei Pinkels Daheim and it’s pretty amazing.
Pretty bizarre too, but then with a (sometime) name like Feine
Trinkers Bei Pinkels Daheim, what else would you expect?
Three looooooooong tracks. Each an epic, incredibly varied
soundworld, blending found sounds and field recordings with drones
and intense blasts of layered sound.
2) NID is a group formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 2002. The linup is Mia Marin - five string fiddle, Petter Berndalen - percussion, Hanna Wiskari Griffiths - soprano saxophone. See their official site for more info: www.nidmusic.com