The 3rd part (of 4) collating the music of International Noise Orchestra, Marching In Time 3 again highlights the breadth of music this mainly studio project presented between 1987 and 1991.
Starting with The Atlantic Swimmer, Richard Strange leads with his ubiquitous punk poet delivery across pure late 80s Balearics. Out on his own, sport or ambition, all atop strident guitar, one drop; funk drum and bass interplay.
The global music anthem Far Away is the first of 3 tracks by alias Internationales Gerauschorchester.
Flowing like street soul remixes of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, as Rama Mani’s vocals envelop and rise above the syncopation meets world love.
On the flip, the band shows their rock roots of Gimme More Lovin’. The vocal sees Strange in tandem with founders the Gemini Brothers behind the desk, as Ulrich on keys and Wolfgang on guitar let it all swing.
Finally, when you have a floating ensemble featuring master percussionists from the Indian sub-continent in Ramesh Shotham, R. A. Rajagopal, T. A. S. Man and T. N. Shashikumar then I Speak Your Body Electric with it’s hazy, cosmic mid-tempo lure and the closing instrumental of eastern melodics of Veena Via Video, all ends in perfection.