A member of Pat Jordache and formerly of Shapes And Sizes, Rory Seydel’s new project is Noni Wo. Interlocking guitar figures, live electronic drum samples, and bizarre effects meld to create a futuristic pop sound that wouldn’t seem out of place on a Dirty Projectors album.
Their debut, U S B E P, is a collection of songs recorded on a laptop in various homes, basements, sheds, practice spaces creating a “danse contact” between programmed synthetic sounds and real people hitting instruments. It’s 808 kicks with dingy guitars. Big bass amps with wu-tang snaps. Demo experiments stretched over “studio” tracks. It’s the document of time via sound encapsulated in light weight chrome and plexi.