This is my first dose of NOSOUND, but sometimes one does is all it takes to become a junkie. This is an example of one of those times.
Upon listening to the opening song, “In My Fears”, I was immediately reminded of PINK FLOYD. They are comparable with their quality sound that combines psychedelic and artsy Progressive Rock. Being able to appreciate PINK FLOYD, I was also able to appreciate NOSOUND. Nevertheless, that is not to imply that they sound exactly the alike.
NOSOUND has mastered the art of transcendence as they intoxicate the listener with the deep, dark beauty of their music. The soothing vocals are complimented by remarkably graceful musicianship and the added enhancements of Marianne DeChastelaine on cello and former PORCUPINE TREE drummer, Chris Maitland. Everything is in order here. It is difficult to single out a particular favorite as all the tracks flow easily into one another. The songs all have the same general pace, including “The Anger Song”, which comes across as more depressing than aggressive.
The music of NOSOUND is far from being mundane. You do not just listen to it; you feel it. You will then notice the multi-faceted splendor, the spiritual essence of both light and dark. You should allow yourself to sink into each song as in tranquil waters and experience the sense of rapture that each has to offer.
Entrancing and at times even melancholy, this is a softer and slower rock album that is not something I could listen to everyday. It requires the listener being in the right mood. However, if you are indeed in that right mood, than this can carry you a million miles away on a mesmerizing dreamscape ocean, while escalating your consciousness into otherworld dimensions.
So, close your eyes leave your cares behind and lose yourself on this musical journey with NOSOUND and “Afterthoughts”.
1. In My Fears 2. I Miss the Ground 3. Two Monkeys 4. The Anger Song 5. Encounter 6. She 7. Wherever You Are 8. Paralysed 9. Afterthought