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Have You Heard: Bonne Aparte

In Netherlands on October 6, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Dutch noise-rock outfit Bonne Aparte hit the music scene back in 2006 and released their self-titled debut album in Spring 2008. Occupying a musical land somewhere between Jesus & the Mary Chain and Nine Inch Nails, the six-person group throws together a mish-mash of instrumentation (clashing drums, guitar, keyboard, and synth) with intense vocals (courtesy of Gerrit van der Scheer) and a wall of dissonance. Tracks like “Taste of Snow” and “Come to Rest” typify this post-punk style, while the minute-long instrumental “….” shows off their flair for the experimental with little more than ambient noise and light instrumentation. With a running time of a little over 20 minutes for 11 tracks, the album moves along at a brisk pace and the songs never overstay their welcome. The band sings primarily in English, so its easily accessible to an American audience (especially fans of experimental noise rock).