Une Meeles flows as if it’s one continuous track, with lots of little recurring ideas and melodies popping up on multiple occasions throughout the album, and although the album as a whole is very minimalistic, the little intricate details within the instrumentation mean that you’ll spot something new on each subsequent listen – Une Meeles is very much an album that requires a few listens for you to fully appreciate it. In particular, the many different techniques utilised by the violin – plucking, strumming and the more ‘standard’ legato bowing to name but three! – are great and add a lovely bit of variety to the album to help keep the listener on their toes.
It does have to be said that at times some of the songs do feel a little on the repetive side, as every now and then you seem to be presented with a repeating section that seems to drag on just that little bit too long, and it makes things seem a little uncomfortable as a result. However, as a whole, all the elements of the album gel very nicely together and Une Meeles is a beautiful performance from the hugely talented Maarja Nuut.