The eleventh day of Khristmas is... NOSOUND
Regarded by critics and fans alike as one of the most interesting up and coming alt/art rock bands in Europe, Nosound inventively combine '70s psychedelia, '80s/'90s ambient and contemporary alternative, progressive and post rock. The project started as a one-man studio project in 2002 by Giancarlo Erra, but has since grown into a five-piece band. The music is evocative and intense, with influences ranging from Pink Floyd to Brian Eno, through to Porcupine Tree and Sigur Ros. In 2013, the band released Afterthoughts, their fourth studio album, For the album, Giancarlo and the band have been joined by the former Porcupine Tree and Blackfield drummer, Chris Maitland. This was followed by re-mastered deluxe edition of Lightdark, the band's breakthrough album which was released in November. In between these releases the band played at the first night of the Kscope 5th anniversary shows at the Garage in London and today as part of our '12 Days of Khristmas' celebrations we are giving away a free download of their performance of 'I Miss the Ground', a track which originally appears on the Afterthoughts album.
We are also offering a set of test pressings for Afterthoughts as the eleventh gift of our '12 Days of Khristmas' giveaways. To stand a chance of winning, simply enter your email address above to download the live track and we'll pick one of the names at random.
An Encounter with Nosound (Part 3/3): Interview by Stefano Fasti
An Encounter with Nosound (Part 2/3): Interview by Stefano Fasti
More album tracks
If you haven't heard the Afterthoughts album yet, here are a couple more tracks for your listening pleasure...
Radio Rock Session - 14th June 2013
Stereo recording: Simone De Laura (Radio Rock)
Mastering: Giancarlo Erra (The Bench Music)
Album Quotes Trailer
Watch on YouTube / Vimeo
An Encounter with Nosound (Part 1/3): Interview by Stefano Fasti
Giancarlo and Chris Maitland discuss Afterthoughts in the studio
With the new album release Nosound updated their app, now supporting retina displays, real time news and notifications from the band, new exclusive audio/video/galleries, updated and fully searchable biography/discography and lyrics, real time connections with their social networks and much more, all constantly updated.
Instrumental version of 'She' download offered to Nosound's Twitter followers
The first 500 copies of the double vinyl edition of the album will be signed and numbered and come with a free cloth bag plus a bonus CD featuring instrumental versions of tracks from the album. All copies ordered from the Kscope store also contain a code for the download digital version of the album.
New Video for 'Wherever You Are'
The new album from Nosound featuring former Porcupine Tree drummer Chris Maitland
Nosound return in May with Afterthoughts, their new studio album. For the album, Giancarlo Erra and the band have been joined by the former Porcupine Tree and Blackfield drummer, Chris Maitland.
Afterthoughts is the Nosound's fourth studio album, their first since 2009's A Sense Of Loss. That album was described by Goldmine as 'Nosound's most accomplished recording' (4/5) and Prog magazine stated that 'the expression of their loss is indubitably our substantial gain'.
Since then Nosound have also released the 2011 semi-acoustic album, The Northern Religion Of Things and the recent EP, At The Pier, as well as playing regular live dates around Europe.
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.
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 double vinyl edition of the album is pressed on heavyweight (180gm) vinyl and packaged in a gatefold sleeve. The first 500 copies will be signed and numbered and come with a free cloth bag plus a bonus CD featuring instrumental versions of tracks from the album. All copies ordered from the Kscope store contain code for the download digital version of the album.
Afterthoughts is released as a 2disc set featuring the stereo mix of the album on CD plus a DVD-A / DVD-V with 5.1 surround high resolution 24bit / 96kHz mixes.
In My Fears
I Miss The Ground
The Anger Song
Wherever You Are
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.