Blue Of Noon – “Jacob’s Ladder”


A swelling, aquatic synth pad and bustling post-punk rhythm kicks off “Jacob’s Ladder” in captivating form. The track from Ontario-based Blue of Noon assumes a momentary increase in bounciness alongside the initial wave of vocals, before pulling back with a caressing shoegaze-like reverbed pull. It continues to alternate between this lush form in the verses and more energetic chorus, setting up for a beautifully anticipated contrast between infectious energy and restrained atmospheric nostalgia. ’80s-inspired synth, twangy guitars, and a spirited vocal delivery make “Jacob’s Ladder” an impressive showing.

Stream another new release from Blue Of Noon, “Guidance”, below:

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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