Nous Alpha is the collaboration between multi- instrumentalist Christopher Bono (Ghost Against Ghost, Bardo, Nous) and noisemaker/famed producer Gareth Jones (Spiritual Friendship, Grizzly Bear, Depeche Mode, WIRE). The new album is called A Wlak In The Woods and will be out on May 7th release via Our Silent Canvas. “Fibonacci Failure” is the first excerpt which comes with the official video created by Ben Heim.
“We had some specific ideas about this second album,” says Christopher. “We decided we’d work on a tempo grid this time around, rather than being so very freeform in our approach, and that we’d limit the length of the songs.”
According to the press release, Working this way made the sessions for A Walk In The Woods more electronic than its predecessor. Where ‘Without Falsehood’ used acoustic textures and familiar instrumentation, ‘A Walk In The Woods’ abandons those elements and adds synth passages, evolving melodies and skeletal, hypnotic rhythms.
Naturalistic elements, used as the basis of what could be called organic improvisation, were created by performing with found objects in the dense woods of the nearby Catskill Mountains, and the outbuildings around the studio. These foraged fragments form the seeds from which each track grew.
Watch it below.