Chelsey and the Noise - Losing Landscapes
Industrial, Darkpop There must be something in the water in the San Francisco Bay area to consistently pump out new industrial artists like a trailer park hooker squeezes out babies. The latest in the Bay area alumni to show their pretty faces would be Chelsey and the Noise - that is Chelsey Hice and Brent "the Noise" Watters. I liked the name of the band from the get go as it kind of reminded me of a Beauty and the Beast sort of comparison. Only problem here is that there isn't exactly a gigantic, hulking furry creature playing guitars and synths next to Chelsey. No, it's just a man named Brent. Still, it's killer that his nickname is The Noise. 

Chelsey and the Noise's game is glitch, industrial, rock, and pop all blended together. There isn't much history out there on the duo but I'm here to talk about their music as it is. On August 12th they will be releasing their first four track EP titled Losing Landscapes. The first track for the EP 'Edge of Infinity' is already available to stream and pay-what-you-want on Bandcamp, and you can stream that right below. 



Anyway, while you're listening to that you can already read this. Unless you can't multitask. Then you're just weak. The first track on the album is 'Graveyard'. It's very eery but has a Gothic beauty to it as church bells ring and Chelsey hums with the music. Guitar slowly brings in the rest of the beat and Chelsey starts to sing and she showcases her vocal range. From catchy gothpop lyrics to deeper saturations of melodic harmony, Chelsey and the Noise play off each other's talents well. 

'Edge of Infinity' dashes the goth-pop tone 'Graveyard' had to it and blasted 'Edge of Infinity' with trip-hop. Whatever pitch Chelsey takes the music follows and vice versa. I don't know how long they've been doing this for but it sounds absolutely amazing. The next song 'Parish' goes back to a glitchy gothpop route that spews out lyrics with an attitude. 'Cavern' continues the set with familiar sounds used in different manners but doesn't detract from the overall experience whatsoever. 

Chelsey and the Noise have a lot going for them right now. I love the vocals that come from Chelsey. The Noise from Brent is odd, wicked, and altogether addicting. There is more to this band and I really either hope that they get a full length album released by the end of the year or get picked up by a decent enough record label. Cheers to them! 
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Brutal Resonance

Chelsey and the Noise - Losing Landscapes

7.5
"Good"
Released off label 2016
There must be something in the water in the San Francisco Bay area to consistently pump out new industrial artists like a trailer park hooker squeezes out babies. The latest in the Bay area alumni to show their pretty faces would be Chelsey and the Noise - that is Chelsey Hice and Brent "the Noise" Watters. I liked the name of the band from the get go as it kind of reminded me of a Beauty and the Beast sort of comparison. Only problem here is that there isn't exactly a gigantic, hulking furry creature playing guitars and synths next to Chelsey. No, it's just a man named Brent. Still, it's killer that his nickname is The Noise. 

Chelsey and the Noise's game is glitch, industrial, rock, and pop all blended together. There isn't much history out there on the duo but I'm here to talk about their music as it is. On August 12th they will be releasing their first four track EP titled Losing Landscapes. The first track for the EP 'Edge of Infinity' is already available to stream and pay-what-you-want on Bandcamp, and you can stream that right below. 



Anyway, while you're listening to that you can already read this. Unless you can't multitask. Then you're just weak. The first track on the album is 'Graveyard'. It's very eery but has a Gothic beauty to it as church bells ring and Chelsey hums with the music. Guitar slowly brings in the rest of the beat and Chelsey starts to sing and she showcases her vocal range. From catchy gothpop lyrics to deeper saturations of melodic harmony, Chelsey and the Noise play off each other's talents well. 

'Edge of Infinity' dashes the goth-pop tone 'Graveyard' had to it and blasted 'Edge of Infinity' with trip-hop. Whatever pitch Chelsey takes the music follows and vice versa. I don't know how long they've been doing this for but it sounds absolutely amazing. The next song 'Parish' goes back to a glitchy gothpop route that spews out lyrics with an attitude. 'Cavern' continues the set with familiar sounds used in different manners but doesn't detract from the overall experience whatsoever. 

Chelsey and the Noise have a lot going for them right now. I love the vocals that come from Chelsey. The Noise from Brent is odd, wicked, and altogether addicting. There is more to this band and I really either hope that they get a full length album released by the end of the year or get picked up by a decent enough record label. Cheers to them! 
Aug 03 2016

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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