At The Pier, a new strictly limited EP from Nosound is now shipping from the Kscope store. The EP, which features three brand new tracks, is released ahead of their new album Afterthoughts which is currently scheduled for release in March 2013. The EP will also be available in selected stores in the UK and around the world over the next few weeks.
For the tracks Nosound are joined by Marianne De Chastelaine on cello and Chris Maitland, formerly of Porcupine Tree and Blackfield, on drums. Chris will also be appearing on all the tracks on Afterthoughts, and his powerful and inventive drumming has added a new dimension to the Nosound dynamic.
Kscope recently caught up with Giancarlo and Chris to discuss the EP and the recording process, you can watch a video of the conversation now on the Nosound mini-site.
Giancarlo Erra had previously described the tracks that make up At The Pier in this way:
In general I would say that ‘The Anger Song’ is a more rough and bleak song than usual Nosound, probably even more powerful and ‘angry’. ‘A New Start’ is more Nosound but almost uplifting in a melancholic way, majestic in music with more twisted lyrics, with a mix of blues and post-rock all packed in a song. ‘Two Monkeys’ is a piano/upright/sampled strings, with deep meaningful lyrics for a different piano song than previous Nosound and featuring Marianne De Chastelaine’s cello.
Samples of the three tracks are featured on the trailer for the EP, which is also on the mini-site.
Semi-acoustic show in Treviso
Nosound will be taking a break from the studio to perform two dates in Italy. The first is in Treviso on November 30th and the second is in Treviso on December 28th. For both gigs the band will be performing as a semi-acoustic trio (comprising Giancarlo on vocals and keyboards, Paolo Vigliarolo on guitars and Alessandro Luci on upright bass).
More details on the Treviso show can be found here. The Rome gig will also be streamed live online. More details to follow.