Drone In Pain Major Post Punk, Noise The Ringing Vancouver, Canada citizens Stuart Galloway and Sean Kenny are the two gents that make up the dark noise project The Ringing. Their love of modular synthesizers, post-punk guitars, studio experiments, noise walls, and art-punk as well as a shared liking for Swan, NIN, The Pixies, etc. brought them together. Thus The Ringing was born. Their debut single 'Drone In Pain Major' has just been released (see video below) and I have the pleasure of discussing it. This is not a traditional noise band in the slightest sense; whenever someone talks to me about noise, I usually get screeching and disgusting guitars or eight-and-a-half-minutes of a blender on max in the middle of a thunderstorm. No, The Ringing is different in the sense that they use noise as a method of creating a tangible beat. Whirring synthesizers slowly urge forth a moody and atmospheric beat. Screaming guitars wail in the background, but not to the point where it dominates the song. It's layered and odd, but the mixing and mastering is done right enough so that no sound or synth dominates the song. And that is what is so brilliant about The Ringing. Seven-and-a-half out of ten! This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page. 450
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The Ringing - Drone In Pain Major

7.5
"Good"
Released off label 2021
Vancouver, Canada citizens Stuart Galloway and Sean Kenny are the two gents that make up the dark noise project The Ringing. Their love of modular synthesizers, post-punk guitars, studio experiments, noise walls, and art-punk as well as a shared liking for Swan, NIN, The Pixies, etc. brought them together. Thus The Ringing was born. Their debut single 'Drone In Pain Major' has just been released (see video below) and I have the pleasure of discussing it. 


This is not a traditional noise band in the slightest sense; whenever someone talks to me about noise, I usually get screeching and disgusting guitars or eight-and-a-half-minutes of a blender on max in the middle of a thunderstorm. No, The Ringing is different in the sense that they use noise as a method of creating a tangible beat. Whirring synthesizers slowly urge forth a moody and atmospheric beat. Screaming guitars wail in the background, but not to the point where it dominates the song. It's layered and odd, but the mixing and mastering is done right enough so that no sound or synth dominates the song. And that is what is so brilliant about The Ringing. Seven-and-a-half out of ten! 

This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page.
Nov 01 2021

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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