Nosound is back with a new album due for release in late September 2018. Finding the band in a new space again, the studio album “Allow Yourself” embraces alternative and electronic influences, stripping down the production.
The band's minimalist vision incorporates elements from The National, Notwist, and Portishead, alongside an approach to mixing inspired by Bowie's “Blackstar” and Radiohead’s “A Moon Shaped Pool.”
Founder/writer Giancarlo Erra reflected on the direction of the new material, "The title Allow Yourself reflects this need for change, freeing myself from past stories and influences. The lyrics have also changed, becoming more about hope, the present, and how to influence it. The writing and sounds are now more focused and minimal, guitars were left behind in favour of analogue electronics. Acoustic drums work with drum machines, vocals are more central and upfront and feature a different approach to singing.”
For surround enthusiasts, the digipack reverse-board packaged CD or Limited crystal clear 180g vinyl edition sold through Burning Shed will include on release date, the full album as a FLAC 5.1 surround sound mix and uncompressed binaural mix. Personally, I would have preferred a Blu-ray or DVD of the surround and binaural mixes, but I am also delighted that at least a 5.1 version is included.
Scheduled for release on September 21, 2018.