The Noise Revival Orchestra – Songs Of Forgiveness 
Fresh, entertaining, curious, eccentric and capable of jumping from a genre to another: it’s the Noise Revival Orchestra. This 12 piece large-band lead by Nathan J. Felix pushes the limits of the musical mixture, typical of groups such as Animal Liberation Orchestra or Culver City Dub Collective. Freedom seems to be the secret of their creativity.
Songs Of Forgiveness is the fifth album by the band, and it should be highly appreciated by those who love both Paul Simon’s melodies and the grandeur of Polyphonic Spree.
The pop-songs by TNRO are a perfect example of complex arrangements, but at the end of the day they sound like catchy tunes. On this record, Felix’s songwriting is more acoustic-oriented (the chamber folk When I Was 8) than in the past, and sometimes you get the impression that this music could fit perfectly a movie soundtrack.
There is a different vibe from their past records, as The Noise Revival Orchestra chooses a less experimental form, focusing more on the many shades of the songs: Dance The Night Away begins quoting something pretty close to a Linda-Perry-like hit-parade songs, but then evolves into a tumultuous (and delicious) crescendo of strings and sparkling percussions. The best tune is the closing track (Sapphire), where Warren Hood’s melancholic violin seals the sunset of this joyride.
Surrendering to the sweet suggestions these songs evoke is easy: get on board and take a ride.
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