The bittersweet swan song of Noisia has arrived.
The acclaimed electronic band of more than two decades peaks with their third and sadly final LP aptly titled, Closer.
Noisia has been clear about her intentions to quit for over two years now. Their initial efforts to close shop in late 2020 were thwarted by the onset of the pandemic and showing a commitment to their vision, the band extended their schedule to 2022. “A good artist needs to know when a piece of work is finished,” said said the group. written in their announcement to withdraw the project.
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This vision has since come full circle with Closer, a fitting farewell highlighting the strongest qualities of the band. The band’s thesis for the album was simple. “After Outer edges we were trying to find a new direction for Noisia. It resulted in a long journey that introduced us to a lot of new ideas and music,” the band said of the album on their website. “In the end, we didn’t manage to figure things out. But we got closer.”
Part of the exploration process undoubtedly took place in the form of tapping into the psyches of the album’s notable collaborators, Skrillex, Kamo & Krooked, The Upbeats, IMANU, and more. While Closer Perhaps Noisia’s most diverse collaborative offering to date, the band manage to retain the same menacing tone, wickedly gritty sounds and cutting-edge design that put them on the map in the first place.
The album release from the Dutch electronic outfit features nine previously heard singles as well as eleven new contributions. Even after he’s been discontinued, it wouldn’t be a controversial statement to say that Noisia will continue to be included in the conversation of the most influential drum and bass contributors. By digesting their entire album, one suspects that Closer will especially be considered a fundamental contribution to craftsmanship long into the future.
Noisia’s farewell tour culminates with a performance at the Lowlands Festival on August 21.