In their own words, Toronto duo Some Minor Noise (facebook / twitter) are “Jane Void, (girl, vocals) [and] Wayne Doe (boy, production)” and “make music to dance / cry / break stuff to”. Their five-song Self-titled EP, released earlier this year and available on Bandcamp (name your own price), certainly fulfilled the criteria, providing a perfect soundtrack for smash-happy lachrymose boogiefests. Goal achieved, so far.
New track ‘Tape Experiments’ is exactly as described – excluding the kick, snare and vocal, every sound was laid down through an ancient cassette deck onto an only slightly less ancient tape. This decidedly lo-fi production adds warmth to the synths, humanising their vaguely sinister portent, while Void’s vocals make for an intriguing hybrid of robotic efficiency and measured passion.