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Nous Alpha sample oak tree on latest single 'Fibonacci Failure'

It’s taken from their forthcoming album ‘A Walk In The Woods’

  • Jemima Skala
  • 28 February 2021
Nous Alpha sample oak tree on latest single 'Fibonacci Failure'

Nous Alpha have released their latest single ‘Fibonacci Failure’.

It announces their forthcoming album ‘A Walk In The Woods’, which will be released on May 7 via Our Silent Canvas.

Nous Alpha are Christopher Bono (Ghost Against Ghost, Bardo, Nous) and Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Grizzly Bear, Spiritual Friendship).

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Of ‘Fibonacci Failure’, Nous Alpha say, “It was built off a rhythm we derived while jamming in the woods with a couple of branches on a large oak tree, which was one of our recorded samples. We began experimenting with a rhythm based off the Fibonacci mathematical series; however, after we had built up the arrangement in the studio from this raw woods groove, we realised we’d made a mistake in the counting of the rhythmic meter, and therefore the rhythm wasn’t a pure Fibonacci series. Thus the title.”

Forthcoming album ‘A Walk In The Woods’ is inspired by meditation and is ‘a collaboration with the natural world through the lens of modern music technology. It follows on from their debut album in 2019, ‘Without Falsehood’

Watch the Ben Heim-directed video for ‘Fibonacci Failure’ below and preorder the album ‘A Walk In The Woods’ here.


Jemima Skala is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter

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