Exposé Online banner

Nosretep — Nosretep (Limited Edition)
((Not on label) no#, 2016, CD)

by Jon Davis, Published 2016-07-26

Nosretep (Limited Edition) Cover art

After seeing Nosretep play live several times and talking with them, they have come to exemplify the kind of musicians who play music for the love of it. The “business” side of the music business seems alien to them. As an example, we have this CD, produced in a limited edition and available mostly at their shows. The CD is packaged in a DVD case with home printed art that comes in a number of different designs. Drummer Mike Peterson mentioned to me that he had a bunch of old DVD cases around and saw this as a chance to get rid of them. The thing is, the music is really good. People should hear this! Take some kick-ass 70s-style rock riffs and mutate them into odd meters and add some voice samples for spice, and you’ve got the idea. The riffs remind me of the great first Captain Beyond album, maybe filtered through a kind of Primus post-punk filter, though without the crazy bass and vocals you get with Primus. Peterson’s drumming is very imaginative, grooving and rocking but with a way of building patterns that is unconventional. Igor Abuladze is a wild man on the guitar, taking basic heavy rock guitar parts and applying a twisted sensibility to them. He doesn’t indulge in lots of freaky effects, but lets his note choices and rhythms lift the music above the norm. In this context, bassist Andy Sells is often cast as the straight man, holding things together while the other two go nuts, but aside from the quality of his playing and the necessity of someone doing it, he does have his own moments to shine. This is definitely music deserving wider attention, and well worth the effort of tracking it down. Let’s hope their next recordings aren’t limited edition.


Filed under: New releases, 2016 releases

Related artist(s): Nosretep

Latest news

2017-10-13
Moonjune to Distribute Tony Levin's Back Catalog – It has been announced that Moonjune will now handle distribution for Tony Levin's catalog of releases. These great albums will now be a bit easier to get hold of, so check out the site and see what you're missing. The veteran of King Crimson and Stick Men worked with a host of great players on these albums, and we've reviewed most of them over the course of the years. » Read more

2017-09-26
Bandcamp Shines Light on Niches We Like – Bandcamp has developed into one of the best places to discover new music, and even a lot of old music is showing up there. In addition, their staff has been producing periodic articles spotlighting some interesting stylistic areas. On 20 September, they published one called "The New Face of Prog Rock" which bears checking out. » Read more

2017-09-06
Holger Czukay RIP – Holger Czukay, a musical experimentalist without boundaries who has been involved with expanding the sound palette of rock music since the late 60s, has died at the age of 79. After studying with Karlheinz Stockhausen in the early 60s, he became fascinated with the possibilities of rock music, and was a co-founder of the pioneering group Can. He leaves behind an impressive body of work both as musician and producer. » Read more

2017-08-22
John Abercrombie RIP – Another of the greats of jazz guitar has left us. John Abercrombie plied his way through a beautiful series of albums on the ECM label as well as bringing his talent to bear on albums by many of jazz's greatest artists. From his early work in the group Dreams to Gateway and outstanding work with Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Wheeler, and many more to his own trios and quartets, he brought a unique instrumental voice to the world. » Read more

2017-07-27
Yestival Dates Beef up the Beat – Word reaches us that Dylan Howe (son of guitarist Steve Howe) will be joining Yes on their "Yestival" tour, drumming alongside longtime band member Alan White. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Stella Vander - Le Coeur Allant Vers – Stella Zelcer established herself as an artist with an uncompromising independent streak long before the close of the 60s, when she was known simply as “Stella.” Despite having a keen...  (2006) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues