Nehedar Returns With Dreamy New Album “Hello Abyss”
Hailing from Long Island City Nehedar is the project of NYC-based singer/songwriter Emilia Cataldo. Since 2007, Cataldo has recorded and collaborated with Little Pioneer in his Brooklyn-based studio to create her unique mature, sometimes offbeat and vulnerable sound. Now Nehedar is ready to take center stage with her newest album Hello Abyss. If you are a fan of ethereal vocalists like Regina Spektor and Alanis Morissette, then you will definitely love diving into the deep sonic depths of Nehedar’s new album.
Cataldo began performing her original music in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and NYC’s Lower East Side in 2003. She released her first album “Pick Your Battles” in 2007, and has released one album per year, for seven years. After taking a three year hiatus to raise her son, she is back with her full length release, Hello Abyss, which features guitarists Shaul Zuckerberg and Tim Rockmore. While still delivering the genre diversity that Nehedar’s listeners have come to expect – this album, with its spaced out cover art comfortably treats 90’s rock and ’80s electronic music as its musical home base.
Showing that she hasn’t missed a step, Nehedar’s triumphant return to music is a groovy collection of tunes that perfectly combines contemporary musical elements as well as some of the glossy effects of the 90’s and 80’s. Cataldo does an excellent job of melding her velvety vocals with upbeat, synth-driven production. Tunes like “The Grudge”, “Catacomb”, “The Story” and “Fear and Love” display Nehedar’s infectious vocal qualities while more contemplative songs like “Shedding Skin” and “How” showcase her deep lyrics and the crisp instrumentation of Zuckerberg and Rockmore.
Hello Abyss is a fantastic return to music for Cataldo and proof that this prolific artist hasn’t lost a step yet. If you area fan of well done alt-pop than you certainly need to give “Hello Abyss” by Nedhedar. Connect with Nedhedar on Facebook and Soundcloud.