Pennsylvania-based experimental musician Bill Nace specializes in noise rock. Yet it’s what he does with noise that sets him apart. His latest release, Both, offers up eight untitled pieces. “Part 6,” an epic, ten minute affair., really drew us in. Initially dark and foreboding, Nace creates mysterious sounds that disturb. Did we just hear some angry monkeys? Does death lurk around the corner? Are we the preditor, or are we the prey? Yet as the song unfolds, an understated beauty reveals itself; in the sheets of industrial ambience, comfort. Industrial music, this, but with no beat. A stunner, this.
Purchase Bill Nace Both: Drag City