“Dreamension” brings to life the colorful songs Nuci has meticulously put together over the course of the past two years. Her sound is orchestral. Full of soul and warmth she orchestrates each song with a clear sense of structure, as if she has a painting in her mind and the music is what will brings it to life. All of the lyrics and arrangements have been written by Nuci, when she takes the stage her presence fills the room with elegance.
Her free solo’s throughout the album take us on a journey as if we were in the middle of an impressionist painting. In her own words she takes us, “where the birds are singing on the painting of yellow fields.” Each song has been devised as a color, the album is a combination of structure and improvisation. This provides a solid base for the listener to voyage through each song and yes, we are taken to a “Dreamension”. A place where we can roam while her voice accompanies the experience. The arrangements are jazz mixed with an orchestral movement bringing momentum and strength to each piece. She shares aspects of her culture and life back in Georgia, with a particular song mid way through the album acknowledging the flood that hit her home town in 2015. The lyrics, “Flood of love give away, Let the light lead new day, And storms will all fade away, And love will stay, peace will reign” indicate a hopeful tone while the song opens into a forceful yet delicate crescendo.
Dreamension will resonant long after each listening session. The album is a manifestation of struggle culminating in rich sounds and versatile phrases.
Extracts from an interview with Carine Gibert