Ah, here we go again! Like every month, we get together for THE NOISE OF to look at some of the very best releases from the last month. February was no stranger to noisy quality, so I’ve got more than a handful of great records to show to you. I also have no idea how to do those intros anymore. I’m just blabbering nonsense. Nobody reads this, I guess. So let’s fucking go!
EYES are playing around as one of the most interesting mathcore-adjacent outfits coming out of Northern Europe. After the promising Underperformer, the Copenhagen-based quintet really found its footing with Congratulations, a record pulsating of great ideas and grinding energy.
Another band which has been around for quite a while and finally reached what is arguably their full potential – or at least very close to that. Let the Earth Be Silent is FVNERALS‘ magnum opus. It’s so dark, massive, elegant, and dense, you won’t find your way out of its soundscapes for a good while.
Josh Arcoleo – K.O.K.O
February 3 // Edition Records
Last year, I very much enjoyed Subp‘s amazing album Flana – a great display of dreamy downtempo and pumping UK garage. Naturally, I’ve started to keep an eye on his stuff, and was very happy to see him teaming up with Sam A La Bamalot for the release of their collaboration Double Exposure, one of the best electronica records of the young year.
Remember when Kelela teamed up with Tosin Abasi to sing over Animals As Leaders‘ “Behaving Badly”? This is how I found out about her – if you haven’t watched it, go on Youtube. Years later, Kelela is a prolific r&b/art pop artist and released one of the best records of the year with Raven. How about that?
Liv.e – Girl In The Half Pearl
February 10 // In Real Life
nhomme – 「 一種の過音 」
February 13 // Independent
A very delicate, very elegant record. Signe Marie Rustad‘s powerful vocals and intricate guitar work create an intimate and soulful atmosphere that draws the listener in from the very first note. The songs are beautifully crafted, with thoughtful lyrics and unforgettable melodies that linger in the mind long after the final chord has faded away.
The discography of BIG|BRAVE is a really interesting. They started out as one of those modern-ish doomgaze outfits – a good band, but not necessarily something special. With nature morte, the band tried a more experimental, noisy approach – with amazing results. This is easily the band’s best work so far. Fuck.
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