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3.69 | 80 ratings | 5 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. In My Fears (7:56)
2. I Miss The Ground (5:00)
3. Two Monkeys (5:43)
4. The Anger Song (4:19)
5. Encounter (4:52)
6. She (5:39)
7. Wherever You Are (5:33)
8. Paralysed (8:08)
9. Afterthought (4:44)

Total time 51:57

Line-up / Musicians

- Giancarlo Erra / lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, producing & mixing
- Paolo Vigliarolo / guitar
- Marco Berni / keyboards
- Alessandro Luci / bass

- Chris Maitland / drums, backing vocals
- Marianne De Chastelaine / cello
Wooden Quartet (3) :
- Melania Maggiore / 1st violin
- Ludovica Alberti / violin
- Roberta Rosato / viola
- Irene Maria Caraba / cello

Releases information

Artwork: Giancarlo Erra

CD + DVD Kscope ‎- KSCOPE245 (2013, Europe) Bonus DVD contains 24bit/96kHz PCM stereo and DTS 5.1 surround sound album mixes

2xLP Kscope ‎- KSCOPE839 (2013, Germany)

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NOSOUND Afterthoughts ratings distribution

(80 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(46%)
Good, but non-essential (25%)
Collectors/fans only (2%)
Poor. Only for completionists (1%)

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Review by ProgShine
COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Nosound is an Italian band formed in 2002 by Giancarlo Erra (vocals and guitars). Together with Giancarlo we have Paolo Vigliarolo (guitars), Alessandro Luci (bass), Marco Berni (keyboards) and in the past year the band was joined by the ex-Porcupine Tree and Blackfield Chris Maitland (drums). The album also has Marianne De Chastelaine (cello) in a couple of tracks.

Afterthoughts (2013) is the band's fourth studio album and it was released on May 6th, but Giancarlo kindly contacted me and sent me the album a month before the official release for a review. The album was written in the past two years and it's the follow up for A Sense Of Loss (2009). Afterthoughts (2013) was released by Kscope and as usual with the label besides the normal edition the album will also be available in a double disc edition with a DVD-A/DVD-V with 5.1 surround high resolution mixes.

Nosound has a particular sound, a kind of dreamy music if you like. This is the sound Kscope has released in their catalogue with names like Anathema, Steven Wilson, Amplifier, The Pineapple Thief and of course, Nosound. Their Progressive Rock is in a different place. You'll not find complex rhythm patterns, for example. Afterthoughts (2013) is all about atmosphere.

'In My Fears' is the first track, followed by 'I Miss The Ground' and 'Two Monkeys' and honestly it is hard to notice that the music changes. They have the same mood, the same sound and the melodies look pretty much alike. Drums in a Pink Floydish scheme, low tune bass, soft keyboards, guitars that hardly appear and vocals that are melodic and soft forge the band's sound.

'The Anger Sound' starts and it doesn't seem to change much, but it does. There's a bit more power in it. A bit more drums as well. If you have the last band's EP Afterthoughts (2013)you'll recognize this one. 'Encounter' changes the pace once again, the Marianne De Chastelaine cello appears once more and Marco Berni keyboards are more prominent too.

'She' is the sixth track and I have to say that besides the Nosound's music being attractive it begins to get a little bit too mellow. The middle instrumental section of the song is the best part here. 'Wherever You Are' is even more acoustic, with cello, soft keyboards and acoustic guitars in the initial part. Only in the middle it becomes more interesting with nice intricate drums. Wish the boys could use this path more often.

'Paralysed' is the longest on Afterthoughts (2013) with a bit more than 8 minutes. I have to say that the Nosound's formula gets a bit tiring at this point. Songs really look all the same. But one thing here's different! The great guitar solo around the second minute of the song. This could be used lot more on the album. The second part of the song is sung in Italian and it's a pretty interesting move. Nosound could certainly drink more of this water. Definitely the most interesting track on the album. 'Afterthought' closes the album as it began.

Afterthoughts (2013) gives continuation on Nosound's music as a dreamy album that can be listened with your eyes closed. Well produced album with many interesting moments. Unfortunately the band has fallen in their own traps. Their music comes into a closed circle, doesn't go anywhere really and the tracks seems too similar. It's nice to listen to some tracks but can be a little obnoxious after some time. A professional album, and if you like dreamy albums and if you like the other band albums, you can go for it without any fears.

Review by Second Life Syndrome
3 stars This is a pretty good album: no more, no less. Nosound has a pretty interesting style, sounding like an even more ambient version of Anathema. The harmonizations are great, and they take center stage. It's as if the band creates one big melodic behemoth, and then the vocalist harmonizes with it. That's about it.

As much as I liked this album, this is no "great addition" or "essential" album. Lyrics? Well, you can't hear them. They are there, but I guess the point is the sound of them and not the meaning. There is plenty going on, but the music ends up sounding "one-note", if you will. It sounds like they recorded everything "flat", too. Take the first track, "In My Fears". It's a great song because the band hits on a really catchy harmonization technique, but that's all it is. It never progresses, and it never changes at all. The rest of the album basically follows the same path.

All in all, this is a good album. It is certainly beautiful. It is worth hearing a few times for the experience of it, but no one will remember it by next year.

Latest members reviews

4 stars A beautiful album indeed. From the very beginning to the very end Nosound permits your mind travelling and relaxing to the atmospheric sounds they produce. The addition of Chris Maitland (former Porcupine Tree drummer) gives the band a unique touch, and makes me remember some sounds of PT's Up t ... (read more)

Report this review (#1003526) | Posted by Memo_anathemo | Monday, July 22, 2013 | Review Permanlink

5 stars A tremendous album once again from Nosound. Shut out the world and immerse yourself in the music. Beautifully crafted as usual with delicate piano and sublime cello moments. The somewhat rarely interspersed electric guitar liven up the affair for those extra special moments; the result is shee ... (read more)

Report this review (#965205) | Posted by demolition man | Saturday, May 25, 2013 | Review Permanlink

3 stars I reached to NoSound from No Man... żIs NS a clone of No Man ? Yes and No. Yes : Their first albums of course....a good imitation a good clone with that atmospheric space rock of No Man and with some participation of NM vocals . No: This album is trying to get away from NM influences ... (read more)

Report this review (#958815) | Posted by robbob | Monday, May 13, 2013 | Review Permanlink

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