In French “NOUS” is an inclusive pronoun, translating to “we” in English. Used in the context of Christopher Bono’s sprawling, conceptual recording project “NOUS” is rooted in time, practice space and group dynamics. Bono’s output in 2020 is pretty relentless. NOUS III is the third in the group’s trilogy of recording projects leading to a culminating work and collaboration with ambient legend and the best possible human Laaraji. This slice from NOUS entitled “Blush” shows collaborators Chistopher Bono, Greg Fox (Guardian Alien, Zs), Shahzad Ismaily (Yoko Ono, Laurie Anderson), Thor Harris (Swans, Angels of Light) and Grey McMurray (So Percussion) deep in the flow with layered percussion, an undertow of groove, wordless vocals and multiple peaks and valleys as the 4 minutes stretch into an infinite ocean of sound. Incredible work.
Nous III will be available for Pre-Order by Our Silent Canvas below.