A Whisper in the Noise

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A Whisper in the Noise
Place of origin United States of America
Genres alternative rock

A Whisper in the Noise
A Whisper in the Noise, Fléda, Brno, 2012
A Whisper in the Noise, Fléda, Brno, 2012
Background information
OriginHanska, Minnesota, United States
GenresSlowcore, dream pop, art rock, post-rock
LabelsTransdreamer Records
Exile on Mainstream
Southern Records
MembersWest Thordson
Sonja Larson

A Whisper in the Noise is a musical project of composer West Thordson.

History[edit | edit source]

Centered in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro, the group is known for their dark sound and unique instrumentation, as well as their effective live performances. Eschewing the more traditional use of guitar or heavy keyboards that might be associated with the band's umbral sound, the instrumentation of A Whisper in the Noise has included the cello, violin, French horn, synth/electronic keyboard, bass guitar, and percussion in some variation. They have toured as a supporting act for the Scottish band Arab Strap.

The group were attacked at knifepoint after a show in Seattle in March 2006. Less than two weeks later their tour was robbed of $6,000 in Philadelphia.

Their cover of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin'" was featured on the soundtrack for the 2006 film Lady in the Water.

Albums[edit | edit source]

  • Through the Ides of March (2002)
  • 2D (2004)
  • As the Bluebird Sings (2006)
  • Dry Land (2008)
  • To Forget (2012)

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