Pop-rock doesn't necessarily have to rock to be effective. There are some pop-rock artists who would rather float, which is what Italian guitarist/keyboardist Giancarlo Erra's group Nosound usually does on A Sense of Loss. This 2009 release is best described as a mixture of alternative pop-rock, art rock and progressive rock, with a strong ambient electronica influence. Moody, atmospheric items such as "Tender Claim," "Constant Contrast," "Some Warmth Into This Chill" and "My Apology" underscore Nosound's desire to float rather than rock, and that approach yields appealing and very listenable results.
Nosound is an Italian Progressive band which started in 2002. A new album of radical re-interpretations of Nosound tracks. The Northern Religion Of Things was recorded during the rehearsal process for a unique one-off 'Nosound solo' gig that Giancarlo performed in London in August 2010. For this intimate gig, Giancarlo created new arrangements for several classic Nosound tracks using a live setup that enabled him to play keyboards and/or acoustic guitar while also singing and recreating sounds and effects from the original studio albums. No backing tracks were used, only triggered loops and played instruments.
Italian band NOSOUND was officially formed in 2005, albeit with roots going back a few more years, and the originally as the creative vehicle and one man band project of Giancarlo Erra…
As you are likely to read ad nauseam, Lightdark is an album for those who are fans of the No-Man and the Blackfield styles. This is one instance when a statement like that is entirely true. I came to hear Nosound not only on the recommendation of a friend, but because I strongly enjoy both of the aforementioned groups. Lightdark is almost entirely mellow, consisting of multi-textured soundscapes fashioned into songs.
The long awaited reissue of their 2005 debut album Sol29 available on Kscope. The album has been out of print for almost two years, during which time it has become a collectible (and much requested!) piece. The album was expanded to a 2disc set (CD + DVD) and will be packaged in a super jewel case with slipcase and feature new and revised artwork as well as the original photographic booklet.
Nosound's fourth official studio album Afterthoughts features a new line-up for the band and includes former Porcupine Tree member Chris Maitland on drums throughout. Maitland's unique drumming has enhanced Nosound's dynamic range and taken the band's atmospheric Rock to a new level of power and sophistication. This is the 2 disc edition featuring the stereo mix of the album on CD plus a DVD-A/DVD-V (NTSC 16:9, Region Free) with stereo and 5.1 surround high resolution 24bit / 96kHz mixes, plus DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround versions. The first 500 pre-orders of the album from the Kscope store will receive a bonus CD featuring instrumental versions of all the tracks on the album.
The Enid, Antimatter, Big Big Train, Aisles, Mystery, Panic Room, Galahad, Deus Ex Machina, Gandalf's Fist, NoSound and many more…