Estonian avant-pop auteur Mart Avi maps the territories between hyperkinetic now-pop and timeless grandeur.
Avi’s latest solo full-length Vega Never Sets (2020) found him expanding even further beyond the push and pull of the familiar and the elusive with its syncopated jungle-like breaks, twisted New Jack Swing and downbeat dubs of Milton’s fallen angels. Released on Estonian Porridge Bullet, the album topped annual critics polls in his homeland and garnered rave reviews worldwide from MOJO to The Quietus and airplays from BBC to Air France.
Readying new solo ventures, in spring 2021 Mart showcased his new vocal muscles and noir-ish undertones on Nolk, a joint disco-not-disco EP with Estonian house ambassador Ajukaja. In September Mart Avi dropped the new single "Tides".
Quoting MOJO, “he’d make an excellent pop star.”