Noisiathe bittersweet swan song has arrived.
The popular electronic group of more than two decades is developing their third, and sadly, the last LP aptly titled, More close.
Noisia has been clear on their intention to stop it for more than two years now. Their initial attempts to close the store by the end of 2020 failed to start the pandemic and showing a commitment to their vision, the group extended their timeline until 2022. “A good artist needs to know- when an artwork is completed, ”the group wrote in their project retirement announcement.
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That vision has since come full-circle with More close, an appropriate send-off that highlights the group’s strongest qualities. The group thesis for the album is simple. “After Outer Edges we are trying to find a new direction for Noisia. This has resulted in an extensive journey that has brought us a lot of new ideas and music, ”as the group said of their album website. “In the end, we didn’t think things through. But we got closer.”
Part of the exploration process undoubtedly took place in the form of tapping the psyche of the album’s famous collaborators, Skrillex, You & Krooked, The Upbeats, IMANU, and more. while More close Becoming Noisia’s most diverse collaborative offering to date, the group manages to maintain the same frightening tone, evil sonics, and forward -thinking plot that puts them on the map in the first place.
The release of the Dutch electronic outfit album includes nine previously heard singles along with eleven new contributions. Even if it is discontinued, it is never a controversial statement to say that Noisia will continue to be involved in the conversation of the most influential drum and bass contributors. To melt their album completely, we doubted that More close especially to be considered an important contribution to the craft in the long run.
Noisia’s goodbye tour ended with a performance at the Lowlands Festival on August 21st.