Cvlt Nation is currently streaming Concrete Vitalist, the latest full-length from experimental sound architect Casey Chittenden Jones, otherwise known as NOISEPOETNOBODY, in its curious entirety.
Set for release Friday, November 22nd via Scry Recordings, Concrete Vitalist was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jones with layout by Zach Wise. The audio collected for Concrete Vitalist’s four movements includes performances on city sculptures and utility structures with a contact mic, destruction of major road over passes, hummingbirds in violent confrontation, and an old decaying piano harp with e-bows pressed towards strings and rusty nails thrown into it. Angular minimalist synthesizer textures interact with sounds from other times and places. Reconstructed reality for imaginational dreamscape soundtracks.
Write Cvlt Nation of the release, “NOISEPOETNOBODY makes end of times music. But it’s unlike most music we describe as ‘apocalyptic’… This is the sound of post-apocalypse; a quiet shuddering of what remains of human civilization. It’s the creak of useless metal and the static hum of wasted land. It’s the slow crawling of nature as it swallows the framework of our creation and buries it in ancient history… Concrete Vitalist may not be something you throw on to jam out to, but it’s something that will captivate your imagination and take you to a world we’re fast approaching…”
Stream NOISEPOETNOBODY’s Concrete Vitalist, exclusively at Cvlt Nation, at THIS LOCATION.
Concrete Vitalist will see release on CD and digital formats November 22nd. For preorders, visit the NOISEPOETNOBODY Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.
For well over fifteen years, Jones has been soundtracking the collapse of civilization under the moniker NOISEPOETNOBODY utilizing homemade instruments, synthesizers, field recordings, and modular equipment to create haunting, discordant, and broken sounds to express the need for creativity in a dying ecosystem.
Performing in underground venues, bars, art galleries, abandon buildings, and illegal DIY spaces and forever seeking to promote mental deprogramming through anti-commercial sonic immersion, each NOISEPOETNOBODY set is a one-of-a-kind exchange of energy employing analog electronics and improvised inspirations via speaker cones. NOISEPOETNOBODY has collaborated frequently with Butoh dance artists and released a 12” (The River) with choreography instructions composed by Vanessa Skantze.
Most commonly associated with the genres experimental, minimalism, noise, industrial, drone, his solo works and collaborations have been released by Scry Recordings (Drone Box, 2019), Lens Records, and Public Eyesore, among others. NOISEPOETNOBODY has participated in numerous festivals and series including NorCal Noise Fest, Eugene Noise Fest, Olympia Experimental Music Festival, and Modular On The Spot. Jones also originated the Driftwood Orchestra, Seattle Dismal Fest and currently joins Peter Keller in the duo Dosenöffner.
“With masterful construction, something as benign as two hummingbirds having a slight confrontation becomes menacing and unsettling, and the sounds of urban living and urban destruction wind around it. This is soundscaping at its finest.” — Toilet Ov Hell