'Bullets on Parade' is the first single to be released from 'One Hundred Miles From Thoughtlessness', the self released album from Lisbon's David Santos. Recording and performing under the moniker of Noiserv, David has been feverishly performing the material from his full-length album around his native Portugal as well as the rest of Europe since its release in October 2008. A live performance is something akin to watching Juana Molina or Chris Cole's Many Fingers, with Noiserv performing as a one man band, looping his instruments live and building the track as he goes. David sings in English, his emotionally fraught vocals sounding on occasion somewhere between that of Jeff Buckley, Thom Yorke or Jose Gonzalez. His chief instrument is the acoustic guitar but a whole myriad of instruments are used within a performance and in the studio such as glockenspiel, melodica, drums, keyboards, megaphone and assorted children's toys.
Bullets On Parade
Tokyo Girl (Dollboy remix)
Autumn Ferment is pleased to release the third 7" single from our vaults, a distinctly European trip into the looped and layered world of Portugal's Noiserv.
After listening to the Noiserv album, 'One Hundred Miles From Thoughtlessness', we were quick to jump at the chance to release a single for this Electro- looping songwriter from Lisbon. We also paired him up with our favourite purveyor of subtle electronic and analogue tones, Dollboy, who has provided an inspired remix for the B side.
'Bullets on Parade' builds steadily, opening up into a mellow yet slightly melancholic mix of looped acoustic and fuzzed guitar, camera clicks and layered chromatic percussion, with David's rich and soothing vocals ever present right there in your ear Jose Gonzalez style.
The B side is another album track but one that has been given a reworking by London's Dollboy (Arable/Static Caravan). Dollboy takes Noiserv's track 'Tokyo Girl' and, by injecting an infectious, thrumming beat and adding swirling, wailing synth lines, remixes the track into a heady blend of Glam Rock/Euro pop; Truly a Death Disco remix.