Approved: A Whisper In The Noise
By Andy Malt | Published on Wednesday 25 January 2012
A Whisper In The Noise’s first album, 2002’s ‘Through The Ides Of March’, was written in the music room of the now abandoned school the project’s driving force, West Thordson, had learned to play in as a child. Also living there at the time, he was inspired by the loneliness of the building’s empty corridors, creating tense songs built with layers of electric and classical instruments.
For the fourth album, ‘To Forget’, which is due out via Exile On Mainstream on 27 Feb, A Whisper In The Noise became a duo with the addition of violinist Sonja Larson, who had been a member of Thordson’s live band on and off for a number of years. Now benefiting from both additional violin and vocals courtesy of Larson, the new songs are slower but warmer in sound, with a more cinematic feel.
Listen to album track ‘Your Hand’ here: