Anyway, that leaves me with the opportunity to start writing this review. I'm going to start with a simple copy-paste from the biography because it says it best: Composer and multi-instrumentalist Adam Wilkinson applies years spent as a sound engineer to a large and well ordered collection of things that make noise. His compositions feature on nature documentaries, short films and albums of MC’s who think different.
Now I know that you've seen the word 'noise' a few times already, but rest assured, this is no Merzbow kind of stuff. I'd put this album on a shelf where it has the good company of acts like Plaid, Autechre, µ-Ziq, Aphex Twin and Boards Of Canada. Yep, an electronic music shelf, where ambient teams up with broken beats and unidentifiable sounds. I have no idea what kind of equipment Quiet Noise utilizes but he surely made some nice tunes with it.
Some almost feel like trip hop songs while others show a seemingly incomprehensive amount of bleeps, blips and beats or simply eerie soundscapes. In 'Teamwork Is Paramount' I can even hear some dubby bass lines, much to my delight actually. Mind you, not everything on this album in danceable. 'Need A Minute' certainly is not, but it did make me decide to add Aphex Twin to the list of references.
The album seems to get weirder near the end but I certainly don't mind. Electronic music has the right to be weird. It's not a prerogative to the analog side of the musical spectrum. Yet, even with all the in-your-face attitude of the beginning of 'The Final Hour', this act managed to slip in some nice melodies. The whole thing even ends beautifully, with a relaxed downtempo tune. But not for me, it doesn't end here, I'm going to listen again...