Some Minor Noise: “Under My Skin”
Some Minor Noise are an electronic music duo based in Toronto, and there’s real potential on display on the band’s self-titled EP, which is available as a name-your-price download on Bandcamp right now. The five tracks give the listener a pretty good idea of the pair’s sonic palette, and it’s an interesting one. There are some wonderful gears turning here, from the video-game like sound effects that populate some of the tracks to the dense, throbbing beats that cause the trademark “dig it” head bob. The vocals from Some Minor Noise’s female half, listed as Jane Void, are obscured a bit — albeit purposefully — by static and interference. At times, the pulse of these tracks slows to a bass-heavy crawl, but it’s all presented in a really neat way.
I don’t know why, but when things slowed down on self-titled EP, I found myself picturing a scene from Apollo 13 where a tape recorder is playing while floating in zero gravity, batteries almost out of juice, frozen over, spinning into oblivion. There’s nothing that dark or twisted here, but in the same way that image was captivating, a handful of the moments on this Toronto duo’s debut really seize the ears. And I like it for, as stated before, that potential. Check out a couple cool examples of what I’m blathering on about below!