It isn’t that I never knew it existed, I just never developed an appreciation for Instrumental-Rock concoctions until witnessing the artistry of Asbury Park’s own Chemtrail in the live arena. As a writer I hold a deep appreciation for the spoken word and poetically penned lyric, a barrier shattered by this boardwalk collective, which has ultimately allowed such outfits as French Post-Rockers Nojia and their metal-coated atmospheric antics to own a piece of my musical landscape…but enough about me.
Nojia’s latest release – an three-song EP titled Gheist - is a reactionary collection; a response to how this group views the human relationship our own planet and the matter of which it is composed and surrounded by.
As a result, what Nojia offers is something entirely emotional and revealing…and it all goes without saying a word. This outfit lives, creates, and plays by the canonized ideology of the writing realm: Show…don’t tell. And Gheist appears to shooting for the stars, chasing that moment of speechlessness so many space travelers have been stricken with upon their initial glimpse of our rock from above.
Does Gheist gain such an altitude? As Nojia explores its relationship with the planet, so to must the listener to this expansive work of textured percussion, hollow electronics, and icy fret-work.
Stream Gheist below and stay tuned for more on Nojia.