Friday, 5 March 2010
"We're gonna walk around this city with our headphones on to block the noise"
There's no point in trying to speak to the masses, because the masses know nothing.
Sometimes I stumble across a band that have something really special....and one of these bands is named Nosferatu D2....
Nosferatu D2 are released by Audio Antihero, a little record label that released their album two years after the band (two brothers named Ben and Adam) broke up. Not necessarily a recipe for success, but then maybe if more people did things purely for the love of it, life would be very different - but I digress. Nosferatu D2 make some really spectacular music.
The album is named "We're gonna walk around this city with our headphones on to block out the noise", which aside from possibly being the longest album title ever, is quite a lovely statement. It also truly describes their sound. Upon first listen, it doesn't immediately appear anything majorly different musically, but as you hear it more the lyrics come through and that "noise" is most definitely blocked out and forgotten.
The opening guitar of "Broken Tamagotchi" is sharp and frames the emotional delivery of the lyrics perfectly. My personal favourite song (for the moment at least) "Flying Things and Pests" contains even more lines that seem to reach inside Ben Parker's brain, plucking the thoughts and feelings that are still raw. "Everyone's afraid of death, and of flying things and pests..." a line that emphasises the total honesty of this record.
To buy the album go to http://www.audioantihero.com/Shop.htm, it may well have defined the past few years in music if only people had heard it...which is why there's no point in trying to speak to the masses, because the masses know nothing.
So I'm speaking to all the individuals with excellent music taste (not that I'm trying to persuade you in any way) Buy it, listen to it and then tell everyone you know to do the same, believe me it's worth it.