Noun - 'We are the Noun'
concept of 'The Noun' was always going to be an ambitious one. The
combination of classic 70's Retro whilst in keeping with the very
latest keyboard technology for a modern edge (Atmospheric/Trance)
and stacks of sonic music power was always going to be a challenge.
Add to that two live drummers and a fully sync'd up laser and light
show, the concept almost seemed too much to even attempt, but we
did and the ambitious concept was born.
Taking the clock
back to 2003, this reasonably mad idea came about from a boozy midweek
night out at Drummer and Vocalist Simon Streven's flat in Gipsy
Hill. Other Drummer Ged Appleby cornered Simon and in a stupified
haze Ged suggested this crazy band concept. Guitarist Phil Dearing
was also looming large and consequently dragged into the conversation
and of course everything was immediately agreed upon (in that state
why on earth wouldn't it be ?!). And from that point the long haul
to fruition was underway.
First things first..
"To get this thing right we must have Taurus bass pedals".
Ged went on the hunt for a set of classic Moog Taurus 1 bass pedals,
which as any of you purists know are essential for that venue pounding
sound. Sorted (eventually), in fact the band now owns three sets
of these incredible beasts.
Sound of the Mellotron..
Beautifully crafted and sampled on the Yamaha Motif ES 7. Melloton
strings and choirs which sound like no other. These sounds are used
throughout 'The Noun' set.
Lasers and lights..
We must have our own automated light rig and why not ! Two moving
head 250mw green light lasers, nine RGB parkans, three rotating
3D light arrays, two Chauvet Q-Spot 150 moving head yokes, three
LEDJ Blockbuster LED Panels, from a Scene setter lighting control
desk and Lanbox-LCX extended DMX controller. All of this lot MIDI
controlled and sync'd to a Yamaha Motif ES 7 keyboard for live performances
The 'Noun Experience'
is a Live thing. A truly big sound with visuals to match. To play
and download tracks from our Album 'Speed Skating', as well as play
video excerpts of 'The Noun' live, please visit www.myspace.com/thenoun