N + [ B O L T ]’s latest record, N(77) / [B O L T] is a pure, sonic, masterpiece.

The record, out January 10 via dunk!records, takes the listener from heavy, powerful soundscapes to soft, lilting melodies, and everywhere in between.

N + [ B O L T ] are drone artist N with drone/doom band [ B O L T ]. Together, their music connects elements of drone, darkness, and rhythmic harmonies to create something truly new and special.

The symbiosis of N’s guitar sound with the two basses and drum sound created by [ B O L T ] ranges from very subtle and fragile soundscapes to a slow and deafening wall of sound. The albums explore the darker sides of music with a focus on intense noises, rhythmic and marching drones and dark soundscapes.

“This is neither punk rock nor trip-hop, neither hardcore nor alternative,” the band say. “This is something to dive into. You have to allow the sounds the necessary space, invest time, and stay open-minded. We expect a lot from the listener, but in return, the music offers many layers and structures.”

Check them out on Bandcamp to hear more. 


Addison is reviews and online news editor for New Noise. She specializes in metal, queer issues, and dog cuddles.

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