There is something so sublime about simplicity. It doesn’t matter if it’s a mechanical design, artists painting or musical melody, being able to create something with very little pieces shows a true grasp of the material and an elegance and charm that is often forgotten. I carry this over to most of my music, because as much as I love having my face melted off by inhuman fretboard skill, there’s just something so pleasing in deep, simple and organic grooves.
The Strzebonsky Noizescene is a drum and bass duo hailing from Belgium. They play a stripped down, groove oriented flavor of punk, very much in the vein of the excellent That Fucking Tank (Talked about here). While TFT offered a progressive and entirely instrumental take on things, The Strzebonsky Noizescene venture in a traditional direction, with straightforward, infectious jams.
From the 4 tracks on their Facebook page, you can get a damn good picture of the vibes these guys are putting out. “The Zetea Letters” eases you into things, a mid tempo pace gives plenty of room for the meaty bass tones to bounce and jangle their way through your eardrums. The vocals play with an almost garage-pop style, which goes down quite well the rest of the mix.
“There Is No Plan B” is the standout track in my mind. A muted opening build gets steamrolled by a riff fueled monster of a track. This is where the Noizescene show what their specialty is, making groove oriented punk songs, groove punk if you will. They give a nice meaty weight to the usual punk anthem, thanks in part to the sole bass guitar, but also thanks to knowing how to write killer songs.
Their 2011 EP, “I Think We’re On To Something” is streaming on Facebook as well as Youtube. On April 13th (Friday, mwhahaha) they have their second EP scheduled for release, more information and a review to come soon. You can watch the video for “There Is No Plan B” which features some live shots interspersed with A-Team footage, the original, not the movie.
I love it when a plan comes together.