.@Planetmosh @AnybodyBC reviews ‘Adaptation’ by Noctoa released via Pesanta Urfolk.
Sometimes you just want to listen to something completely different for a change. After all, not all kinds of metal might be suitable for the current mood. You could try some dark neo-folk music for a melancholic mood or simply to keep atmosphere for a dark and cozy evening. Take, for example, Noctooa. Noctooa is a dark and gloomy neo-folk band from USA. Recently they released their debut full-length album ‘Adaptation‘.
First of all, this is yet another band who loves owls! Take a look at the album art cover: you will find their white stylized owl in black background. There should be something very special about them. Mysterious as the night and well, the music inside the album.
‘Adaptation’ is a set of ten gloomy, dark songs. Once you start with the first track of the album, ‘Persistance’, you fall in to the darkness and depth of their music. Deep vocals, pure acoustic sound of the guitar and soft sounds of cello in a slow-mid tempo might just carry you away into your dreams and thoughts. Outstanding depth of the main vocal along with philosophically themed lyrics form dark clouds, bring you the night and with the help of other instruments probably will sit the owl on your shoulder. Just close your eyes and enjoy.
Noctooa definitely has its own sound but there are hints of other influencing bands such as Dead In June, Swans and some others. The album segues beautifully from track to track that you might not feel even the gaps in between songs – it just flows from the first track to the very last one. Because of that it is very hard to pick only one track of the album as a favourite. It’s one of those kind of albums that either you listen to all of the songs or none.
‘Adaptation’ by Noctooa is a great, dark, neo-folk album for owlish souls or someone who would like to relax with some intelligent, gloomy music after a hard day.
‘Adaptation’ by Noctooa is available now via Pesanta Urfolk.
2. Can’t Serve
4. Sleeping Beira
6. Began The Gears
7. Glass Empire
8. Winter Solstice
9. We Bring The Rain
Sammy Fielding – Vocals, guitar, electric feet drums
Jorge Gallo – Guitar, keyboards, vocals
Adam Mussel – Cello, backing vocals