Electric Bird Noise – nam wen eht fo htrib
Electric Bird Noise create eerie atmospherics on the mystical “nam wen eht fo htrib”. Impossible to categorize, Electric Bird Noise draws from an incredible plethora of genres ranging from no wave to drone to noise, giving it a rich, fully-realized feeling. Atmospheric to the extreme the song teems with an uneasy energy, one that slowly sprawls into the infinite abyss. Pitch black to its very core, the only thing certain about it is the unexpected chords that gracefully wander their way through. Besides the unknown, at times Electric Bird Noise almost appears to draw back from the unrelenting darkness to let a little light into the overall proceedings. By opting for such a masterful strategy, Electric Bird Noise also incorporates moments of hope.
Things begin with a mysticism of sorts. From there the group travels down uncertain pathways, looking for the light. Unable to find it the guitars linger off in the distance, growing in tension. Eventually Electric Bird Noise lets this tension slowly die away, as they reveal a lovelier series of chords. Gradually this gentler approach too becomes upended, for Electric Bird Noise figures out how to let eventually shift and descend down the rabbit hole. By the final stretch of the piece they take a giddier approach, as guitars ring by with a sense of purpose, almost of an eerie childlike wonder.
Forgoing traditional melody and rhythm, Electric Bird Noise embraces the unknown on the darkly beautiful “nam wen eht fo htrib”.