The Brooklyn label Godmode has been on quite a roll the last several years. After departing from its noise/post-punk origins, producer/label head/former music journalist Nick Sylvester began working with young artists who each had some kind of idiosyncratic sound that blended old-school house and techno aesthetics with something new. He helped break artists like Shamir, Yaeji, and Channel Tres. And now Godmode is back with a new name for us to check out.
Isola is the project of Ivana Carrescia, a Las Vegas native who makes an icy and arty strain of dance music. A press release notes she’s influenced by everything from genres like dub techno and minimal house to the idea that music lives all around us — in “the howl of wind, the whirr of traffic, the blank hum of a refrigerator.” Her debut Godmode release is EP 1, which is out in October. As is often the case, Sylvester had a lot to do with the release, working with Carrescia on each of the EP’s seven tracks.
Along with the announcement, Carrescia has shared a new song called “Said It Again.” It’s restrained and mechanistic, but also oddly airy and comforting. Check it out below.
02 “Any Day”
03 “Canis Major”
04 “Said It Again”
05 “Two Birds”
06 “La Notte”
07 “Ricorda (Tell Me)”
EP 1 is out 10/2 via Godmode. Pre-order it here.