Nika Son



Futura Resistenza


Drawing from her compositions for Helena Wittmann’s film DRIFT (2017), Nika Son creates a sonic journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Following a weekend at the North Sea, one of Wittmann’s two protagonists embarks on a journey across the Atlantic from the Caribbean to the Azores, during which unpredictable waves and deep sleep foster a transformative experience.

Capturing the essence of this cinematic encounter through sound, Nika Son’s compositions allow the water itself to become a storyteller, immersing listeners in the resonating body of the boat and plunging them into the profound depth of the ever-shifting ocean.

Whether illuminated by daylight or veiled by night, the nature of this material world emerges through an exploration of the ocean as a distinct and tangible space, inviting contemplation of its transformative power. The line between reality and imagination blurs, and the waves echo the emotions of the voyage.


released April 22, 2024 on Futura Resistenza


All tracks are composed, recorded and mixed by Nika Son during 2017-2018
D5 and N5 are excerpts of the video-sound installation Wildness Of Waves by Helena Wittmann & Nika Son

All other tracks are excerpts of the original soundtrack of the film DRIFT by Helena Wittmann


Mastered by Kris Jakob (Tonal Bias)

Text by Theresa George

Lay-out by Jeroen Wille



******* ALBUM RELEASE *******


Nika Son
To Eeyore


Cat listening to music

(Chris Marker)


Mastered by Yves De Mey

Artwork by Allon Kaye


Limited edition LP (200 copies)
Published by Entr’acte and Stellage, 2020 (E249/005)





                                        TAPE RELEASE ON


>>>>>>        MMODEMM ♥        <<<<<<<<




The sound on this release has been examined and produced throughout November and December 2018 in Frankfurt am Main during a music-residency initiated and hosted by Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and MMODEMM.






********** TAPE RELEASE ‚Surfacing underneath‘ **********


Psykick Dancehall Recordings





Release on First Terrace Records Compilation Tape

1. Machinefabriek – Clarinet Tape/Piano Tape 05:43

2. Nur – DLA3 03:42

3. Zohastre – MVTMJSUNP 05:02

4. Sukitoa O Namau – Cette phrase a-t-elle été écrite avant ou après que la maison ne soit détruite 03:24

5. C. Diab – Daniel and Henrik Battle the Bull of Heaven at Uruk 05:37

6. Rupert Clervaux – Ignescent 08:05

7. Ola Saad – Running 03:49

8. Daniel Klag – Partial 04:08

9. Chra – Red Robin 04:58

10. Nika Son – Wrill Nos Tad 04:41

11. Vida Vojić – Untouch 02:45

12. Specimens – All Life Eventually Turns To Dust 07:33

13. Angélica Negrón / Janus Trio – Drawings for Meyoko 07:35


NIKA SON on Anti-Ghost Moon Ray compilation series

Annual General Meeting Record – Volume 1 – to be released on Digital and Limited Edition Cassette

Profits from all releases of the Annual General Meeting Record series will go to a different charity every year. Volume I is in aid of the NGO charity – Médecins Sans Frontières – Doctors without Borders (MSF).


Septobel – Benge

Ravoir – Ausschuss

33 – Bernholz

Disquiet – Alex Painter (Great Pagans)

Wyndow Hole – Nika Son

Fizzy Logic – Deeds

Polite Applause – Acquaintance

Iliim – Rosen

Outer Body – Gazelle Twin

Slipping – Don’t Look

Resolute – Future Image

New For You! – Cardinal Fang



MDM B – a five-cassingle-box-set with tracks by:

HYPNOBEAT (James Dean Brown & Helena Hauff)









on Noctui


a  muzak I / krack sea / muzak II

b fogedge / splitter / muzak I

30min Tape. Limited Edition of 65. With handmade slipcase and inlay.



Disquiet Hippo

on Noctui


on limited edition of tapes / CD-R  and DL

a  Disquietude I  /  Panda  /  Nocturne

b  Wand  /  Toinosee  /  Disquietude II

Mastered by Gavin Weiss.


Jöusan  on the compilation:

Gravity’s Drop Out (Tracks For Non-Existent Movies)

on Alrealon Musique


Carousel I  (as Nikacis) on:

MIX-TAPE-RELEASE >>Demo Dandies #1

Released on the Tape-Label

Wir Rufen Zurück

of Felix Kubin and Felix Reithel.

A joint venture between Gagarin Records and Sozialistischer Plattenbau.

Split 7inch  on m.m label:

The Soundpiece „Song for Tristesse“ from the eponymous Sound-Slide-Installation (2010) was released July 2011 on m.m label.

Split 7inch

A-side: Nika Breithaupt „Song for Tristesse“

B-side: Thorsten Soltau & Herr Penschuck „Die verlorene TI-Jazz Symphonie“

Limited of 100 numbered copies on transparent vinyl.

Cover Artwork: Nika Breithaupt & Thorsten Soltau

More information:

Song for Tristesse