Nera, the singer of the Polish metal band DARZAMAT, is working on her debut solo album, "Foresting Wounds", which will be released under the name NERANATURE.
Audio samples of four tracks ("Shattered", "Precious Now", "Oblivion" and "Disappointed") that will appear on the CD can be streamed on Nera's MySpace page.
Formed in 2009, NERANATURE "appeared as a space where the air is filled with matters lingering in [Nera's] head, a bit more intimate, private and sometimes bizarre and freakish," according to a press release.
"I've been waiting for a long time for the right place and time to find an outlet for my personal thoughts and beliefs," explains Nera. "This is the time and place." The idea appealed to Chris, the guitarist of DARZAMAT, who created the base for the melodies and completed the project with his music.
The name of the band is a combination of two words: Nera, which is the nickname of the vocalist, and Nature, which represents a reflection of a deep connection with the environment. It can also be interpreted as the nature of Nera — a diversity of views reflected in the songs. The feminine character of lyrics imbued with the feminist outlook on life constitutes one the most significant elements of the projects, touching upon such issues as man's detachment from nature and running away from himself/herself. The approach presented in the album is not only the singer's artistic pose, as Nera has been an engaged animal-rights activist and a vegetarian for the last 15 years.
The music of NERANATURE can be categorized as a mixture of atmospheric rock/metal, ambient and trip rock.
"Foresting Wounds" contains ten compositions — ranging from sensuous ballads to more energetic songs — which were produced by Jaroslaw Toifl.
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
02. The Precious Now
08. Some Air
09. Woman's Soul
Nera – Vocals
Chris – Guitars
Markus - Bass
Darkside - Drums