Dynamic and compelling multi-instrumentalist and musician, Noise Ratio, is a one-man machine who has compiled an array of vitalizing tracks throughout his latest release, ‘Songs On Fire’. Kicking off with “Freed Love”, Noise Ratios peculiar vocal style and lyrical simplicity spill the beans pertaining to the desire to create the fuel for liberation within a soulful connection that is instrumentally magnified with a beautiful piano arrangement. The second track, “Trial and Error”, takes a turn toward a gloomy state of lyrical apprehension over an upbeat rhythm with an Electronic feel that showcases Noise Ratios capability to compose twist and turns in emotion throughout his music.
The third track, “Keeping Silent”, jolts listeners into an atmosphere of eccentricity as vocals that mimic the dreary anguish within Trent Reznor draw attention to the lyrical pessimism that Noise Ratio explores in attempt to reach a state of clarity. “Lost Alone With My Beliefs” is the fourth track that begins with a mesmerizing and dynamic instrumental blast that leads into a confessional lyrical assertion of the storms going through his mind as thunder strikes and Noise Ratio chooses to face his cheerlessness head on for exactly what it is.
Picture a manic outburst from a genius smashing away at piano keys and through his pain and you’ve got the fifth track, “Lost in Thought”, in which Noise Ratio lyrically speaks of the level of isolation that he has reached both internally and externally that is sheltering him from the world around him and enclosing his outlandish thoughts into a shell of doom. The sixth track, “Cage Of Emotion”, describes with fervor how Noise Ratio feels like a ticking time-bomb entrapped in a world that doesn’t feel like home.
The seventh track, “Falling Behind Time”, softens the subtle aggression that Noise Ratio emits and highlights steering away from mental tension to acknowledge that all we ever have is now.
“Free Falling is the eighth track that creates a sultry level of musical bliss and seduction as Noise Ratio tells of his mind’s long road toward a state of serenity as he questions the balance of dark and light and how the darkness can create a haunting shadow that follows your every thought.
The ninth track, “Seeking The Truth”, lyrically chases through a maze of mischief as Noise Ratio does what it takes to find the truth within his path and attempts to invigorate his jaded perception with optimism.
Closing out with “Blinding Love”, Noise Ratio slows down to ruminate upon the behavioral, environmental, and personal modifications that require sacrifice and consistency to reach a state of acceptance pertaining to the distance between himself and a state of happiness.
If you’re a fan of artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Puscifer, Placebo and Muse, then check out what Noise Ratio has to offer and keep an eye out for his releases over the years to come.