Noh Kitty – “It’s Not the Same”


Colorado-based artist Noh Kitty projects an ample rock mystique on “It’s Not the Same.” A swell of guitar distortion and steady vocals concoct a ’90s alt-rock nostalgia, then venturing into an eerie series of guitar twangs (which conjures Eyes Wide Shut mystique, tonally). The jumping-between distorted ferocity and haunting cinematic engrossment makes for a climactic impact throughout. “It’s not the same” various vocal layers project amidst the frolicking guitar tones.

“It’s Not the Same” is a firm, stylish success with compelling tonal builds. Noh Kitty explains: “It’s a song based on chiming guitar parts backed by an 808 drum machine playing non-808ish rhythms and formally segmented by some bits of fuzzy metal, topped with a tuneful melody and vocal harmonies.”

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2023’ Spotify playlist.

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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