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Hazza Making Noise - Single Review: NoMoreGaps

16 Mar 2021 // A review by Peter-James Dries

I sometimes wonder what would have happened if Kurt Cobain survived. Would he have kept making music and what would it sound like? We know his next album would have sounded more like R.E.M., but what would happen if he picked up some more modern influences and instruments?

Short one Rick Sanchez Portal Gun, we can glimpse the alternate universe where this happened through Hazza Making Noise’s new single NoMoreGaps.

In stark contrast to the schizophrenic, simultaneously Snoop Dogg and Grunge inspire Alkaline, or Soviet war anthem Boomers In Disguise, NoMoreGaps is 90’s alt-rock painted with a new-electro sheen. This track is what the world would have sounded like if They’d sent consumer-level DAWs back in time instead of velcro.

While retaining some of the eclectic eccentricity that is the Hazza Making Noise sound, it’s got everything you want and expect from a ‘real’ song, with its verse-chorus structure, and even one of those false endings that segue into a quiet section. Only this one builds into a swirling, atmospheric mescaline-induced trip, which is appropriate to the lyrics. It’s refreshing to see subject and object working together for a change, instead of the music and lyrics being independent entities.

While I haven’t heard the new EP (it isn't out yet), I can tell this track isn’t going to be some polyurethane time filler between solid rock. It is solid. Look for it behind a new Honda Accord advert in ten years, provided Hazza Making Noise make the name they deserve for themselves.

5 stars of 5. Fill your soul hole with vice, and listen to this song.

You can find Hazza Making Noise’s NoMoreGaps everywhere, but I prefer Bandcamp.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Hazza Making Noise

Harry Platt is a disillusioned architect and slightly average singer-songwriter/producer based in Auckland, releasing material under the irreverent pseudonym, Hazza Making Noise.

Originally hailing from Christchurch, outputs under the Hazza Making Noise name flirt around various guises of alternative rock. With an ever evolving catalogue of singles which display complete inability to maintain a consistent musical typology or aesthetic, his recent lyrical themes dabble in somewhat cliche "meaning of life" rhetoric as well as making sense of the consequences that differing technological innovations have on us both sociologically and as individuals. While currently pondering a conceptual EP project for 2019, he is also a sausage roll enthusiast.


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Releases

Vengeful Millennial
Year: 2021
Type: EP

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