Noisia to release third and final LP, ‘Closer’
Noisia’s third and final album, Closer, will land on May 12, the drum ‘n’ bass trio confirmed in a recent statement. After the release of their 2016 LP, Outer Edges, Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen, and Thijs de Vlieger sought a new sonic direction for the Noisia project. The Dutchmen contextualized this process—which ultimately provided Closer‘s namesake—and makeup in the statement, writing,
“This [search for a new direction] resulted in an extensive journey that took us through a lot of new ideas and music. Although we eventually decided to stop, we are proud of the things we made along the way, and these tunes were always meant to be part of a larger whole. So before we finally close the book on Noisia, we wanted to share them with you, on one last album. Previously released or newly finished, they all represent directions we enjoyed exploring. In the end, we didn’t manage to figure things out. But we did get closer.”
Noisia’s final long-form, currently available for pre-order in vinyl and CD form, will span 20 tracklistings, 11 of which are unreleased. The remaining nine inclusions, like “Foundations” with Mefjus and “Supersonic” with Skrillex, josh pan, and Dylan Brady, will be familiar to Noisia’s following, having built rapport with listeners in the time leading up to Closer‘s release.
Notably, Closer will arrive ahead of Noisia’s handful of remaining tour dates, some of which belong to their Farewell Tour run. A complete list of Noisia’s outstanding tour dates can be viewed on their website.
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