London's still burning !
«WE HAD NO SKILLS. IN A WAY, WE COULDN’T DO IT RIGHT…BUT WE COULND’T DO IT WRONG EITHER.»John Boyle
NOTHING IS FOREVER
«THERE IS NO GREAT MESSAGE, NO AVANT-GARDE CRUSADE.»Hugh McIntyre
What remains today is a unique approach to music, a freedom that gives to the chaotic sounds of the NSB a vibe that is definitely more primitive than tribal. Also remaining is the unique approach to the life of a band: made up of non-musicians, the NSB brings together individuals with strong personalities, for whom this activity is crucial without being the central focus of their lives. Neither a hobby nor a pastime, the NSB is a group of empirical humanists, non-professionals working with zeal and joy ; noisy hedonists. Started in the same time period as leading experimental music ensembles such as AMM or Musica Electronica Viva, the NSB chose not to theorize its approach, as it had no ambition other than the joy of performing together; a concept as musical as it is social, at the heart of what could be considered, when all is said and done, the indigenous folk music of London, Ontario.