Captured Howls is now streaming “Look At This View” from experimental sound alchemist NOISEPOETNOBODY, a project led by one Casey Chittenden Jones. The song precedes the impending Insanity Mirror full-length nearing release via Scry Recordings April 2nd.
For well over fifteen years, Casey Chittenden Jones has been soundtracking the collapse of civilization under the moniker NOISEPOETNOBODY utilizing homemade instruments, synthesizers, field recordings, tape manipulation, and modular equipment to create haunting, discordant, and broken sounds to express the need for creativity in a dying ecosystem. Most associated with the experimental, minimalism, noise, industrial, and drone genres, Jones’ solo work 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.
Captured Howls writes with the “Look At This View” single, “The track’s cacophony includes blustery ambiance, jarring chirps, and other flourishes like static-textured tones that glitch into and out of earshot. The windy ambiance figures prominently in the mix – it builds and retracts across the track’s runtime, as if capturing the cadence of real-life wind gusts. Although the intensity spikes, the track doesn’t feel particularly inaccessible. Instead, there’s a strange allure in the sound, as if – to take a cue from the album’s cover art – observing cityscape ruins that serve as a reminder of fundamental impermanence. On this track, the music feels like it provides a space for self-contemplation while venturing through an accidentally created wind tunnel between skyscrapers. The sound definitely feels teeming, but it’s not particularly overpowering.”
Stream NOISEPOETNOBODY’s “Look At This View” first at Captured Howls RIGHT HERE.
Insanity Mirror will be released April 2nd digitally via Scry Recordings. Find preorders at THIS LOCATION where “Can’t See It Now” can be streamed.
Previously (and hopefully again soon), NOISEPOETNOBODY has spent much time 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. Jones has collaborated frequently with Butoh dance artists and released a 12″ (The River) with choreography instructions composed by Vanessa Skantze. During the pandemic year, he has spent much time creating new work and expanding his techniques for production.
In related news, NOISEPOETNOBODY has composed soundtracks for three special Butoh dance videos by Briana Chittenden Jones featuring three different performers. Butoh is a form of Japanese dance theater that encompasses a diverse range of activities, techniques, and motivations for dance, performance, or movement. Briana Jones has been photographing the Seattle Butoh community for more than a decade. In light of a rapidly changing world, where live performances have come to a temporary standstill, Jones has turned toward video to capture the haunting beauty of Butoh while incorporating an intentional custom soundscape created by NOISEPOETNOBODY. View the trio of videos below.