There’s nothing quite like flying along Colorado 9 and US 285 through the Pike National Forest with the windows down, listening to Rush’s MOVING PICTURES with my 13-year old and 9-year old. The heads rocked and the questions flew. Who was Tom Sawyer? Why did the government pass a “motor law”? Canadians really say “zed”? Why do the band tour if they don’t like the light? Are people in New York really mangular? Did they find the witch? What’s the norm?

At one level, it’s nearly impossible to believe that I was first 13–the age of my Harry–when I first heard MOVING PICTURES. And, yet, at another level, I don’t really remember a time when MOVING PICTURES wasn’t a part of my life, even though I remember so vividly my first listen.

What an honor it is to share it and my memories with my own children. And, I’m reminded–as I hear the album through different ears–how intelligent MOVING PICTURES was and remains.

It’s rock for the non-average human!

Burning Shed News (July 5, 2018)



Allow Yourself (cd/clear vinyl/t-shirt pre-order)

Nosound‘s 2018 studio album Allow Yourself finds the band in a new space once more, wholly embracing Alternative/Electronic influences and incorporating elements from The National, Notwist, and Portishead (alongside a production inspired by Bowie’s Blackstar and Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool).

Available as a CD in digipack reverse-board packaging with a 16-page booklet, a limited crystal clear 180g vinyl edition in a reverse-board gatefold sleeve at ‘early bird’ price, and a fetching red t-shirt.

Orders through Burning Shed will receive an exclusive signed postcard & wristband (while stocks last), immediate download of the first single Don’t You Dare and, on release date, the full album as an uncompressed binaural mix & FLAC 5.1 surround sound mix. One customer from pre-orders will be randomly selected to receive a signed vinyl test-press.

Pre-order for 21st September release.

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New Nosound Announced (Video)


Forthcoming from KScope.

The ever-fascinating and brilliant Giancarlo Erra just released the new video on social media.  This from Erra:

I’ve never been so nervous and excited about a new Nosound album, probably not even for the first one!

During the last few years a deep changing process happened, with my voice and my music and everything around my career. I somehow started seeing much more clearly who I am and where to go, ‘allowing myself’ to do so.

This album is the closest I’ve ever been to my own musical vision, and Don’t You Dare is one of the outstanding tracks for me, brilliantly interpreted in the full video by Manuel Lobmaier.

You can preorder the album here.

The best of 2018 so far – Part 2 — (Man of Much Metal)

Day two of my half-year round-up of the best music released during the first six months of 2018. I still can’t believe that we have reached this stage of the year. But then again, when I look back at all 62 reviews that I have completed so far, I begin to realise just why the […]

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