Colorado-based alternative rock artist No Signal—the moniker for Riley Schmelzer—is sharing his new music video for the song “kope,” off the upcoming five-track EP, venus, due February 4, 2022.
The new EP blends experimental elements from Tesla coil, theremin, EKG monitor, two-way radios, Moog synthesizers, members of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and more, reinforcing No Signal’s distinct sound.
“When I was younger, I realized that all the biggest bands in the world are in that position because they sound like nobody else; they’ve created something new and unique,” Schmelzer says. “This is what I’m doing with No Signal … I’m trying to break new sonic ground.”
Reminiscent of early-2000s rock groups, “kope” and the full venus EP contain unique and experimental production methods.
“The bands that challenged traditional pop song structures but still broke through commercially really stuck out to me and were partially responsible for my epiphany to start a band,” says Schmelzer. “It wasn’t necessarily their sound, but more so their originality in how they recorded and delivered their concepts while turning them into records. I realized all the biggest bands in the world are in that position because they sound like nobody else; they created something new and unique. This is what I’m doing with No Signal … I’m trying to break new sonic ground.”
Watch the video for “kope” here:
Photo courtesy of No Signal