Late at night on their second and final day in the studio, NOISE cellist (Oliver Miller) and violist (James Eccles) plugged in their effect pedals, read some poetry, and hit the record button.
They took their inspiration for this improvisation from the poem, 'Disaster Bay', penned by Australian poet, Francis Webb - described by Les Murray as "the gold standard by which complex poetic language has been judged". Later they overdubbed excerpts from the poem onto the track.
This is a dark, foreboding, cinematic work of music, that showcases The NOISE's refined use of effect-pedals to find strange and original combinations of sounds and textures and weave them into a slowly unfurling improvised symphonic landscape.
"No one may trust the night
That plucks response from things lodged deep in the mind...
And now, as a cloud topples from the moon like a leach,
The seaway eases and flakes into brilliant caves,
A gully of pearl loops out on the distant beach,
And oars of silver lick at the turning waves,
Midnight stuns the air ... "