Absent Sound

Absent Sound

 Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN
BandAlternativeRock

Imagine the music you would here when the world is at the brink of destruction and humanity triumphantly evolves. Like a dream, inspiring, engaging, and heavy.

Biography

.........................................aBSenT SoUnD.........................................

----Absent Sound are powerfully eclectic and engaging musicians, spanning from record skip world dub to heavy electronic post rock with eerie yet festive four part vocal harmonies. In their powerful lyrics, the band writes about freedom, the beauty of dreaming, t.v. addiction, getting over boredom, promoting inspiration and thinking for yourself. They draw influences from the likes of Sonic Youth, Don Caballero, Heavy Vegetable, Unwound, Pink Floyd, Kittens, Do Make Say Think, and Radiohead

----These puppet masters wield a musical arsenal creating huge dramatic worlds of sound with organic chants, colossal guitars, hypnotic off-rhythm record scratches, beats, loops, synth and organ drones.

----The group has toured extensively throughout North America and are best experienced live, bringing their unique style of sensory art and music to life. You would often see scratch animated 16mm film and video projections, intense light shows, costumed performance art, and the band's flags and banners enhancing the decor of the venues. Audience members have described their live experience as "reality altering", "a spiritual experience", "Powerful", "I've never heard anything like it" and "a comfortable unconfortableness".

----They have shared the stage with Damo Suzuki, Do Make Say Think, Feist, The Besnard Lakes, Clues, Sea Wolf, Jealous Girlfriends, Fly Pan Am, Mono, Growing, Clan Zu, Fabuki Daiko, Tagaq, The Summerlad, DD//MM/YYYY, Fucked Up, and Mahogany Frog.

----The Absent Sound have recorded and released four albums and a brand new EP to date with another full length album ready and waiting.

----The band has stepped up their last few recordings by working with the likes of Darryl Neudorf (Neko Case, New Pornographers, The Sadies...), Jace Lasek (The Besnard lakes, Stars, Unicorns...), Jeff Lipton (Thrill Jockey, Sub Pop, Rykodisc, Battles, Wilco, Burning Spear...), Harris Newman (Constellation, Alien8 Records, Arcade Fire, The Dears), and Craig Boychuk (Propaghandi, Greg MacPherson, KENMODE, Hide Your Daughters...) absolutely perfecting their sound on record.

----Not only is Absent Sound effective with their music, they also have created the very successful bi-annual sonic, multi-media, costumed event, ElementSircus and the annual 20 Guitar Circular Wall Of Angelic Sound which have drawn hundreds of very loyal crowds each one of the eight years and counting.

----The Absent Sound are receiving praise the world over for their powerful, brand new sounds and attempts at changing the music world.

................................................DREAM!

Lyrics

TV Song

Written By: Absent Sound

Talk back to your TV as if it had something to say.
Talk back to your TV as if you had something to say.
Buy yourself a new TV when the old ones got nothing to say.
Talk back to your TV as if it had something to say.

Stuck In Line

Written By: David Fort and Robert Menard

I'm stuck in line
I'm stuck in line again
I'm stuck in line
I'm stuck in line again
I'm stuck in line again

Lie to myself
Die

I saved all my time I banked away my life and now all I'm going to do is die
Lie to myself
I waited there in line I waited all the time and now all I'm going to do is die
Lie to myself
I saved all my time I banked away my life and now all I'm going to do is die
Lie to myself
I waited there in line I'm waiting all the time and now all I'm going to do is die
Lie to myself

It's real hard to go back, when you know things now as fact
I'm trying to unlearn what, we've been programmed to know
It's real hard to go back, when you know things know as fact
I'm trying to unlearn what, we've been programmed to know
Know, know, know, know, know, know

Your gonna grow old your gonna get cold your gonna do what your told
Your gonna grow old your gonna get cold your gonna do what your told
Your gonna smoke your gonna drink your gonna try not to think
Try and prove me wrong try and prove me wrong I double dare you
Try and prove me wrong try and prove me wrong I fuckin dare you
Try and prove me wrong try and prove me wrong I double dare you

Occupying Home

Written By: David Fort and Robert Menard

Metal head in the sun I love everyone

Metal head in the sun I love everyone

Meteors in the sky, we all want a piece of the pie

Media's in the sky, we all want a piece of this guy

Occupying home I'll keep finding home
I'll keep finding home Occupying home
Occupying home I'll keep finding home
I'll keep finding home Occupying home
Occupying home I'll keep finding home

I'll stay, you go
I'll stay, you go
I'll stay, you go
I'll stay, you go

To Our Land (Bonnet Sonnet)

Written By: Robert Menard and David Fort

I'll go back home, to our land
I'll go back home, to our land
I'll go back home, to our land
I'll go back home, to our land

If your dreams are stories they'll all come true
If the trees are snoring I'll be there to

and we can go exploring
and we can go exploring
and we can go exploring

Oh hi ho silver
Oh hi ho silver
Oh hi ho silver
Oh hi ho silver
Oh hi ho silver

Discography

2010- 'Turn Them Off' EP, Bandcamp.com
2011- 'Untitled' Full Length, Unreleased
2008- 'Gathering of the Clan Mothers', 2-Ply Collective(CAN)
2005- 'It's All True'- No List Records/ Sonic Unyun(CAN)
2004- 'Music to Live and Die to'- 2-Ply Collective/ Teargas Recording Tree(CAN)
2003- 'Another Chapter'- 2-Ply Collective/ Teargas Recording Tree(CAN)
All these albums can be sampled at http://www.myspace.com and http://www.radio3.cbc.ca/bands/The-Absent-Sound

Set List

Dreamer's Song (from Another Chapter)
Belly Dances (from Music to Live...)
Raggamuffin (from It's All True)
TV Song (from new EP...)
Stuck In Line (from new album)
Raising the Heavy Veil (from Gathering...)
If I Fall I Will Fly ( from Gathering...)
Run For Free (from new album)

Approx. 45-55 min sets
Longer or shorter sets are easy options...