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A group about italian post-progressive band Nosound.

Regarded by critics and fans alike as one of the most interesting up and coming alt/art rock bands in Europe, Nosound inventively combines influences from '70s psychedelia, '80s/'90s ambient and contemporary alternative, progressive and post rock. The project started as a one man studio project in late 2002 by Giancarlo Erra, but has since grown into a five piece band, evolving into something unique, focused and powerful. The music is evocative and intense, with personal songwriting. Influences range from Pink Floyd to Brian Eno, from Porcupine Tree to Sigur Ros, passing through rock and electronic/ambient.

The early demo recordings made by Giancarlo were followed by the official debut album, 'Sol29', which was released in 2005 and quickly gained attention across Europe. This attention created demand for live shows and following the recruitment of the rest of the band Nosound embarked on a short tour. The live DVD, 'The World is Outside' captured this tour and was followed in 2007 by the limited edition (100 copies) live album, 'Slow, It Goes' and an exclusive EP 'Clouds'.

Three years on from debut album Sol29, Nosound returned in 2008 with the highly anticipated second album, 'Lightdark', initially given a limited release through the Burning Shed label. Recorded in Italy, England and the US throughout 2006 and 2007, 'Lightdark' develops further the promise of their debut album and exhibits a stronger group identity, revealing a greater contrast between the atmospheric detail and the walls of sound created by the band on stage. The album features collaborations with singer Tim Bowness (No-Man) and Marianne DeChastelaine on cello. A remastered edition of Sol29, featuring tracks recorded during the original album sessions but not included on the album, was released in conjunction with Lightdark.

In July 2008 the band signed to the post-progressive Kscope/Snapper. A new 2 CD edition of Lightdark was released on Kscope on September 15th 2008. The bonus disc features 4 tracks not on the original release and the video for 'Lightdark'. Deatiled info, bonus material, previews and downloads for Lightdark are available at www.lightdark.net official promo website. In 2009 the album won the italian Prog Awards as Best Recording of 2008.

The third album called 'A Sense Of Loss' was released again on Kscope 26th October 2009, in a special deluxe format cd+dvd including the original album, plus stereo 24bit, 5.1 DTS and Dolby mixes, video, galleries and more extra contents. Following the album release the band played important festivals and major live events, among with its Wooden String Quartet already featured on the album. 'A Sense Of Loss' saw the band going more toward a more original and unique approach to music, going away from their early influences and away from classic rock sounds, using a real string quartet. More info, bonus material, previews and downloads are available from the official release promo website www.asenseofloss.com.

In 2009 the album wins the italian Prog Awards again as Best Recording of 2009, winning over major acts like Muse and Porcupine Tree.

In the meantime after two years out of print and a lot of requests for it, Nosound are coming back with a reissue of the acclaimed 2005 debut album Sol29. In the usual Kscope tradition this new release is expanded with an added video dvd featuring a brand new ten minutes video for title track Sol29, plus all the material appeared on early The World Is Outside dvd-r and the original 2005 album mixes. The audio cd is completely restored and analogue remastered, all packaged in deluxe super jewel case with external slipcase and revised/expanded graphics. This new 'Sol29 (Kscope 2010 expanded/remastered edition)' (16th August 2010) again has an official release promo website www.sol29.com with several promo material, becoming the final release for all early Nosound material from the start to second album Lightdark.

The 2010 presented a band with a constantly growing fanbase, a few special successful live gigs and now complete discography available on Kscope...2011 started with other gigs, the work on a first new album 'The Northern Religion Of Things' (Kscope, 25th July 2011) feauturing tracks from all the three studio albums completely revisited by Giancarlo Erra live in studio during rehearsal sessions for a gig. The end of 2011 saw two intimate Nosound 'duo' gigs in the UK promoting The Northern Religion Of Things and followed by recordings from these gigs released for free on the band's website. During 2012 Nosound performed a few more solo/duo gigs promoting also some tracks from the new album, and most of all worked in studio on the new material. In the process the band went through two member changes, as Gigi Zito (drums/vocals) and Paolo Martellacci (keyboards/vocals) left the band for personal and artistic reasons and to follow their own projects. Marco Berni joined on keyboards/vocals and Giulio Caneponi on drums. Soon after the band welcomed back Marianne DeChastelaine at cello and Chris Maitland (ex Porcupine Tree) as special guest on drums/vocals to work together and record the material for the new album.

On 26th November 2012 the band published an exclusive limited EP on Kscope containing three brand new tracks and some exclusive content, called At The Pier. A strictly limited worldwide edition featuring already Marianne DeChastelaine and Chris Maitland contributions, and presenting the new material and direction of Nosound as a band and as a project.

Early 2013 saw the band finishing work on the new studio album, called Afterthoughts and to be released worldwide on Kscope 6th May 2013. Afterthoughts is released as a 2 disc set featuring the stereo mix of the album on CD plus a DVD-A / DVD-V with 5.1 surround high resolution 24bit / 96kHz mixes. For the first time for Nosound the album will be also released as limited double vinyl 180gr with download code. A special pre-order campaign for both releases includes an exclusive limited bonus cd containing the instrumental version of the album, and a limited run of 500 hand numbered/signed double vinyls with exclusive printed cloth bag.

The band while busy with promotion is planning a few shows around Europe to promote the new album.

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  • nosound

    A limited number of special ticket packages are now available from www.Greenticket.it (site is in Italian, English, German). The package includes: - reserved seat in the first rows - early access for soundcheck and to meet the band - free download of the track Fading Silently - special printed badge personalized for the evening To access the offer it's needed to buy ticket online and send an email with name and ticket number to xroadsliveclub@yahoo.it.

    21 jan 2010 Svara
  • nosound

    NOSOUND + Wooden String Quartet LIVE SHOW @12th February 2010, XROADS LIVE CLUB - Rome (ITALY). Unique show with string quartet and full new album played live!

    18 jan 2010 Svara
  • clouds41

    Again, love your new CD! Thanks so much for making beautiful music!

    11 nov 2009 Svara
  • Islandfree

    Hello - it's nice to listen similar sounds of music in Nosound Group. What a perfect list for a week above !! All my favourite, and Riverside at number 1 - great! Best wishes from Poland for all members (and to leader of this group of course...).

    25 maj 2009 Svara
  • ilbomba

    io di italian post progressive band non ci vedo una mazza in questo gruppo.O no?

    11 mar 2009 Svara
  • gildegarde

    I've baught nosound album and i like very much this music and No-Man,Porcupine Tree,Riverside,Marillion.One my favourite group

    11 feb 2009 Svara
  • smartkid63

    Giancarlo just watched the vid for Kites it is excellent with great imagery!! When are we going to see you in the UK? Unfortunately did not get to speak to you at the On-Man gig in London. Congrats on the K-Scope deal it is much deserverd. Steve

    19 sep 2008 Svara
  • nosound

    In July 2008 the band signed to the new post-progressive label Kscope/Snapper, and will release a new 2 disc edition of Lightdark album! Tracklist Disc One: About Butterflies And Children Places Remained The Misplay From Silence To Noise Someone Starts To Fade Away Kites Lightdark Disc Two: Cold Afterall Like The Elephant? You Said ‘I Am.’ Clouds Lightdark (Enhanced Video Track) To download a 15 minute sample of Lightdark: "The Misplay (Instrumental Coda) & From Silence To Noise" recorded live, as well as the usual desktops and other audio samples, go to mini-site at www.kscopemusic.com/nosound This new deluxe edition comes in digipack package, expanded 24 pages photograhic booklet and 2 cds. The Disc Two contains remastered songs from the digital ep Clouds, plus a new unreleased track. All of the original leftover Lightdark CD's were recalled and distributed as promotionals. If you have an original pressing, make sure you keep your hands on it!

    11 aug 2008 Svara
  • OfTheMasses

    BIG NEWS OMG

    7 aug 2008 Svara
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