Nous Alpha: Fibonacci Failure

The excellent sound design of Nous Alpha owe its distinction to the combined collaborative creative force of multi-instrumentalist Christopher Bono (Ghost Against Ghost, Bardo, Nous) and acclaimed producer Gareth Jones (Grizzly Bear, Depeche Mode, WIRE).

The project's first offerings come with a heavily experimental temperament, all organic, improvisational and unconventional in nature. The new album, A Walk In the Woods, takes its title to heart, with its instrumentation based on objects discovered in the woods of the neighboring Catskill Mountains, and the outbuildings around the studio where it was recorded.

"Fibonacci Failure was built off a rhythm we derived while jamming in the woods with a couple of branches on a large oak tree, which was one of our recorded samples," the band reveals. "We began experimenting with a rhythm-based off the Fibonacci mathematical series; however after we had built up the arrangement in the studio from this raw woods groove, we realised we’d made a mistake in the counting of the rhythmic meter, and therefore the rhythm wasn’t a pure Fibonacci series. Thus the title."

Fibonacci Failure comes paired to a mind-bending clip directed by Australian composer and AV artist, Ben Heim who explains the logic behind the video's visuals: "Every visual element takes an audio input as its source: sustain synth lines generate color clouds, shorter stabs generate expanding mushroom-like structures, while percussive hits serve to illuminate different areas of the scene."

A Walk In the Woods comes out May 7th, 2021 though Our Silent Canvas.

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