Rotterdammer Jasper Boogaard has been active in the Dutch independent scene for years, tapping on several fronts: songwriter, ambient music composer, producer and sound engineer.
His main music project Nagasaki Swim unveils the lyrical depth of cult DIY artists, like Alex G and Phil Elverum (The Microphones, Mount Eerie). At the same time, Boogaard’s songs are lifted by a handcrafted dreamy folk production, soundtracking road trips and nature escapes.
On the 3rd of March, Nagasaki Swim released their sophomore record “Everything Grows” that they will perform during MOMO Festival. For this special hometown show Nagasaki Swim will perform with a special band composed of seven elements, including backing vocals, lap-steel and violin!
Apart from his show at Arminius during MOMO Festival, Nagasaki Swim will give an exclusive performance at the construction site of the Holbeinhuis, hosted by Parfum de Boem Boem on Saturday 15 April (limited capacity). The entrance is at the back of the Holbein House (Sint-Luciastraat 26).
“’Eternal’ is a poignant, soft-spoken track adorned by Marty Gottlieb-Hollis’ striking trumpet flourishes. It was written in direct aftermath of reading the “devastating” IPCC Report of 2021, which delineates the extent of humanity’s influence on nature. As just a single human being, your part in the grand scheme of things can feel small and insignificant, to a point where inertia becomes the only way to alleviate and process it all.” SINGLE REVIEW BY “BEATS PER MINUTE”
“The new album by Nagasaki Swim remains enchanted for less than half an hour. Musically you can hear country elements, nicely mixed with piano – and the combination with Boogaard’s vocals makes you immediately put this album back on. Everything is in balance, except perhaps the state of mind with which Boogaard wrote his songs full of existential doubt. But at least the listener gets a lot of comfort from it. FROM ALBUM REVIEW BY “DE VOLKSKRANT”