Poetically transcending the ages, London born Obscenity State transfixes listeners with her unique blend of electronica, expansive sound design, harmonically rich compositions and hypnotic dance rhythms.
Passion, blood ties and cultural complexity drove the cinematic vision behind Nilly Brook’s Obscenity State.
Driven by her experience growing up in a family torn by the Iranian revolution, Nilly became hyper-aware of the corruption of power in its various forms. Seeking clarity, she immersed herself in art, global politics, animation and music initially through her studies at Central Saint Martins, the School of Oriental and African Studies and the London College of Music.
Processing and transforming the energies around her, what emerged was an evolving creative force culminating in Obscenity State’s immersive live audio-reactive visual performance, where abstract subversive animations and the dramatic beauty of light submerge the audience into her explorative dimension.
Central to her vision as an artist has been the coalescing of her background in digital animation, world politics, classical composition and electronic music production. Founder of the post-punk/dance band Obscenity State, Nilly Brook has taken the step with her debut single Moke Lake to reform Obscenity State as a solo electronic/dance act.
Having always longed to connect to her Iranian roots, in 2021 Obscenity State released an experimental track with the Iranian label Noise a Noise, featuring the Persian poet Mehrangiz Rassapour.
Nilly also has a large collection of abstract paintings that shine a light on the Persian poets Hafiz and Rumi, prior to performing music, she exhibited these paintings at various London galleries.