Nosound returns with their 2018 studio release “Allow Yourself” which finds the group in new territory once again, embracing alternative and electronic genres balanced by stripped-down production techniques.
This album takes the band's minimalist vision even further than their 2016 release Scintilla. incorporating 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/ and writer Giancarlo Erra comments on the new direction of the material, saying “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.” He continues, “The writing and sounds are now more focused and minimal, guitars were left behind in favor of analogue electronics. Acoustic drums work with drum machines, vocals are more central and upfront and feature a different approach to singing.”
K-Scope once again is trying a new marketing approach, which may or may not seem beneficial to Hi-Res Audio and Surround Sound enthusiasts. 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, albeit in 24bit / 44.1kHz, not exactly hi-res! 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.