White Noise (CD)


Noah Gundersen

CD
Buy
$13.98
SHIPS FREE in U.S.
Also available in: Vinyl LP

Amoeba Review

11/01/2017

It's exciting to experience the growth of an artist, to see the directions they head in and the new musical frontiers they forge. Noah Gundersen's debut, Ledges, was an intimate indie folk album that seemed to be more closely connected to the world of '70s private press folk than some of his poppier contemporaries. But his new album, White Noise, plays off his folk roots and the result is a rock album that seems too sentimental, sincere, and emotional to be labeled rock. Expanding on simple melodies and powerful lyrical imagery that shows off his songwriter roots, White Noise creates hypnotic songs through bare productions that pull a lot of influence from the reverb heavy vibe of Echo and the Bunnymen with a touch of Eno-style studio experimentation, making this album sound more unconventional and riskier than other overblown rock productions. Songs that would have been simpler and quieter only three years ago are now dense and filled with endless discoveries as electric guitars pump through amps, drums shatter glass, and celestial synths send you into an introspective journey. The opening powerhouse "After All (Everything All The Time)" would've been a hit in the weirdo landscape of '90s rock, but today feels like a type of ballad we're desperately missing today. Using soft harmonics and strange electronic devices, the song slowly builds until it explodes with blissful noise. The hi-hats shatter, the guitars feel like they're being spun around your brain, and Gundersen's tragic voice cries out with such sadness and despair. One listen and you're bound to feel something. White Noise doesn't only fulfill the desire and placement of rock music in popular culture with catchy songs and memorable lyrics, but is a fresh reminder that there's still a lot of life and vitality in rock music today. This album is something special.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
After All (Everything All the Time)
Noah Gundersen 04:03
2.
The Sound
Noah Gundersen 04:18
3.
Heavy Metals
Noah Gundersen 05:31
4.
Number One Hits of the Summer
Noah Gundersen 05:08
5.
Cocaine Sex & Alcohol (From a Basement in Los Angeles)
Noah Gundersen 07:08
6.
Bad Actors
Noah Gundersen 03:32
7.
Fear & Loathing
Noah Gundersen 06:13
8.
Sweet Talker
Noah Gundersen 05:39
9.
New Religion
Noah Gundersen 04:10
10.
Bad Desire
Noah Gundersen 04:13
11.
Wake Up I'm Drowning
Noah Gundersen 06:44
12.
Dry Year
Noah Gundersen 05:11
13.
Send the Rain (To Everyone)
Noah Gundersen 05:24

CD
Buy
$13.98
SHIPS FREE in U.S.
Also available in: LP
Soylent / Amoeba Banner
Amoeba Accepts Paypal - Start Digging!
Subscribe to Vinyl News
x Sign-up for emails, sales alerts & more:


loading...

Register


New customers, create your Amoeba.com account here. Its quick and easy!


Register

Don't want to register? Feel free to make a purchase as a guest!

Checkout as Guest

Currently, we do not allow digital purchases without registration

Close

Register

Become a member of Amoeba.com. It's easy and quick!

All fields required.

An error has occured - see below:

Already have an account? Log in.

Close

Forgot Password






To reset your password, enter your registration e-mail address.




Close

Forgot Username





Enter your registration e-mail address and we'll send you your username.




Close

Amoeba Newsletter Sign Up

Submit
Close