Jeanne Dark Records presents SPECTRUM, the new release by NOISEAUX. Artist/Activist Noah Sow is no stranger to shattering musical pigeonholes, and in SPECTRUM, brings elements of West African textures, Disco, and Euro-Electro – with notions of 80′s and 90′s pop, creating a sonic current beneath multi-layered lyrics. Transcending category, SPECTRUM is an emotional Happening, whose cover art featuring a particle accelerator embodies this kinetic spiritual energy. Your head and heart may both meet in combustion.
“ Most surprisingly, relegating the guitar to only one of many textures has allowed Noiseaux to tap into a pure vocal fierceness. Songs like “Insert Insult Here (Privilege Constipation)” and “Pink Gurl” revel in the ugliness and aggression that lurk beneath a sparkling exterior. Shimmering new wave and Noiseaux's always stunning voice become the sugar to make the vitriolic kiss-off go down. And anyway, who says telling someone off can't have a killer dance beat? Noiseaux is one of the rare artists (given Noah Sow's wide ranging creative interests, that really is Artist with a capital A (which also stands for Anarchy and rhymes with pool or something...)) whose blog is as worthwhile as her music. Noah Sow's daily missives on race, religion, and sexuality are not to be missed. Check her out at NOISEAUX [ ...] Tumblr [...] com.”
Nathan Leigh - Afropunk.com