A Massive New EP Release From Nick Noon
A long awaited and much needed EP release, Nick Noon takes on an array of cinematically undertones and full-bodied songs that walk the line between alternative and a sort of folk rock with slightly edgier soundscapes and a much more vivid story to tell.
The Jejune Affair is bountiful with thick and gorgeous instrumentation that seem to fade into each other and melt to create this vast but still somewhat personal feeling style of songs that all have a way of clinging to you.
This EP is four tracks and each one bears its own two feet to stand on and does so with a virility and beauty that also matches up with the rest of the record nearly perfectly.
It feels much like a concept record and it pretty well may be but even if it isn't, this is certainly one EP that should be listened to as a whole rather than just one or two singles.
Each one does have a little bit of a different story of course however it's more The sounds lining up, matching each other in random places and giving this confluent set of tones that let you know that these are all from the same release.
A soiree of acoustic and electric instruments swarm around you while vocals tell stories and add layers of melody atop an already lush and fruitful set of hooks.
Everything about this is really quite well done. The arranging, the songwriting, the performances, all of it.
I think one of the coolest things here is that the album has a way of sort of taking you to these different places with it. The song scoops you up and you take that Journey along with each one. It's all awesome fun really.
You can hear all different kinds of influences in these songs from classic rock of all different kinds, to darker edged alternative pop at times, and plenty more. There's also classic folk hinted throughout the record.
Nick Noon has pretty much taken his own spin on not just the genres alone but managing to embrace something a little bit more unique by blending them together seamlessly.
There's a lot of authenticity pulsing through the veins of this release and that obviously comes from the songwriter but I think it's also a combination of the songwriter tracking the record and also letting it begin to kind of flow where it's going on its own.
And that's what it is, there's a ton of flowing on this EP and with just four songs, they're still this great amount to soak in so it feels so full in the end.
Really quite a wonderful EP release from Nick Noon.