Growing up in the forests of Norway’s Hallingdal Valley, 21 year-old Monika Engeseth nursed the dream – or rather, the conviction – that she’d one day be creating music. But she couldn’t have predicted the intense, electronic landscapes she’d create for her debut EP: after just a few months working in the engine room of music production, the young artist has emerged as a one-woman pop factory.
Two and a half years ago, enrolling on a music production degree in Bergen, Moyka “dived into the synth world”. She was in school from the moment it opened, to the moment it closed, covering herself in the complex electronic landscapes of Röyksopp, Highasakite and
AURORA; Robyn, Alt J and Son Lux. Working with Cubase and soft synths and samples, she learned how to create, blow by blow, her own, mystical, synth-driven universe.