BIG NOBLE UNVEIL ‘AUTUMN’ VIDEO VIA FLAVORWIRE
A COLLABORATION BETWEEN INTERPOL’S DANIEL KESSLER AND SOUND DESIGNER JOSEPH FRAIOLI
DEBUT ALBUM FIRST LIGHT OUT NOW ON AFFILIATES SOUND (VIA KOBALT)
Big Noble, an ongoing collaboration between Interpol’s Daniel Kessler and sound designer Joseph Fraioli, have unveiled a new video from their debut LP First Light. The Daniel Ryan-directed film for ‘Autumn’ was premiered by Flavorwire, who remarked that it“puts the viewer in the ’50s, specifically the hypothetical climactic scene of some unmade David Lynch film, all eeriness and no answers.”
The origins of Big Noble can be traced to New York City in 1999, when Kessler – then label manager for experimental electronic label Caipirinha – met Fraioli upon his signing to the label for his debut album under the alias Datach’i. As the two moved on, Fraioli released ten critically acclaimed albums and founded the company Jafbox Sound, which specializes in providing immersive sound design for advertising and film; Kessler formed the band Interpol, and has released five albums while touring worldwide as their guitarist and songwriter.
In 2008, Fraioli enlisted Kessler to provide source material for a film project. The result bridged Kessler’s unmistakable guitar sounds with Fraioli’s tonal textures in a web of enveloping melancholia, and spawned the formation of Big Noble. Fraioli describes the intentions of Big Noble as “immersive and perspective-changing…sonically a lot of the arrangements feel technically vast, but there’s an intimacy that I hope listeners will find addictive to escape within.”
First Light tracklisting