The music scene in Munster is rightly thriving at the moment and that is down in part to a diversification of homegrown artists who are currently feeding into the scene. One such act is Limerick’s Silent Noise Parade who were tonight’s headliners. Everything got underway with the New Wave calling of ‘Blood’ and from there on in it was all good. This track shows the calculated risks that the band are willing to take with their sound. It is forged in the organic of the industrialised feel that saturates in an impressive way. That countenance in the structures is mirrored from how the synth elements are carefully factored into the mix. Coming in off the back of a faux calypso lament is ‘Where The Giants Fell’. This seamlessly blankets the sound but does so in a way that is quite specific. What it channels toward leans on the harder derivative but it is the exquisite touch that brings it full circle at the same time.
Again there is an opportune calling that doesn’t overplay everything on show with ‘We Used To Drink’. The departure here is one that embraces a sense of scope in the arrangement. As a result that adds a darker texture to the end product but it is the approach that sees the noir flourishes settle above it so perfectly. The committed way that the cursive foundation of ‘Still The Garden’ works its magic shows. To be fair that owes a lot to the spacious trappings that are so carefully measured. It sees them produce something that is a more evident hybrid musically to the rest of their set. That gives everything presence and it duly called upon in a way of note. Yet there is a lot to admire from the subtle context of what is comprehended from the lyrical narrative because it shows they are investing in their music in a more rounded artistic sense with this one.
With the barren precedent that settles across the outline comes ‘Berlin’. The patient way that they built this one while playing it live showed a high degree of composure. Yet that artful display comes together with real integrity that tastefully applies the volume here. After that they showed some more mettle with the prominent feel of ‘Fears’. Released as a single, there is something in the playing arcs that adds a sense of the fully formed to what comes through in the musical sense. That sees the searing determination of the tempo round on everything in a foremost way but is also developed furthermore by how the lyrics draw strength alongside the retro calling factored in.
You could sense how up for it the band was here tonight. It showed even more with ‘Atlas White’. What is displayed here is impressive and the yield in the tracking is what gives it the keel it comes to have. But there is a noted degree of consistency on show here which is matched by their determination. Overall, in the showing there is a maturity in the stylish way everything comes to the fore. It is that principle, alongside their appreciation for the harder side of electronica that draws you in. That is mirrored in the calculated definition of ‘Wired’. It is projected in a solid manner that is clean and driven in how it is pitched. In the approach there is a fine balance between catchy and mainstream underground. To bow out they played ‘Outro’. With this there is a nice transition that is noted for the absence of any vocals. With it being a full on ensemble, complete with reverberated intro, it clocks in with a more sensible showing int he running. The finesse marked out in the timing has a Krautrock calling that is undoubted. Yet this is more Cabaret Voltaire than Kraftwerk. The gritty feel is urban and this is administered in a way that is highly constructive.
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