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Album Review

Sound of Noise ( Borjeson, Magnus ) – “Sound of Noise” – [Hybris]

Thurston Hunger   5/7/2015   CD, Soundtrack

I used to say any decent drummer would have to have
a jazz project on the side, but that was before I
knew there were opportunities as ninja terrorists
as we see in this 2010 Swedish film. Billed as a
crime-comedy is 2/3 correct, Sound of Noise is a
crime-comedy-musical. The noise here is quite
accessible KFJC-wise. An homage to Kraftwerk in
parts(check the “Doctor Doctor” tracks)? A satire
of Stomp maybe? A battle cry against muzak? The
track that starts the album is pretty plush,
the action really starts in “The Van” a motorik
number with a drummer on the lam, putting the
crash in a crash cymbal. The closing number too
might trick a listener, as the six drummers go
into hiding as a resort band (but at the very
end, we catch a clue. “The Drum Battle” was an
amazing scene. “Money 4U Honey” is a feisty heist
that truly shreds. “Fuck the Music Kill Kill”
is industrial-strength. The love theme sneaks in
here and there, the best is the Melodica version.
If anything pieces are too short likely confined
to their use in the film, each of the “Auditions”
should have been a 5 minute jam. Tons of funs,
Haydn must be tapping his skeletal toes to this!
-Thurston Hunger
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