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Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Aodron review (Automation Records)

Imagine: You are watching The Wizard Of Oz synched up with the Dark Side Of The Moon alternate soundtrack. When the EMS Synthesizer’s cyclonic sequencer of “On The Run” syncs … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Harsh Noise Reviews: Homeless Princess – The Gardens And Groves Amidst The Immensity; The Transmission of Lunacy and its Aftermath

“IT SOUNDS LIKE PRISON IT SOUNDS LIKE HELL” When asked to describe what having PTSD was like for the website mindyourmind.ca, Daisies And Bruises’ author Erin Schulthies described it thus: … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Kakapo (Oaken Palace)

Heavy Noise For A Heavy Bird Being so tuned into the world, with so much information at our fingertips and the ability to see macro structures at work, it can … Continue reading

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow and Gareth Davis – Atsusaku review

Atsusaku, the collaboration of “king of noise” Merzbow and avant-bass clarinetist Gareth Davis, is 40 minutes of burning wind, crumbling static, squealing feedback, klaxons, and sirens. It’s like walking through … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Macro/Micro: Sun Ra & Merzbow – Strange City (Cold Spring)

Both Merzbow¬†¬†and Sun Ra’s “music” deal with large scale forces, extending beyond the limits and confines of The Human, towards a more thorough understanding of: The World We Live In; … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Vinyl Of The Week: Problems That Fix Themselves – Which Is Worse (Already Dead Tapes And Records)

Chicago/Brooklyn electronic noise duo Problems That Fix Themselves make a strong argument for noise still being relevant, on this 2014 gem on the always essential Already Dead Tapes And Records. … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Various Artists – An Electrical Storm (Aetheric Records)

Aetheric Records’ stunning new compilation is a perfect storm of drone, lovely ambiance, and harsh noise, in honor of Delia Derbyshire’s classic White Noise project. A storm can have many … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Various Artists – My Goddess Has A Crazy Bush (ArteTetra Collective)

Noise Is An Attitude There was a time, maybe ten to fifteen years ago, when you got an album with the cryptic noise moniker affixed to it, you knew what … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Various Artists – Bourgeouis Kerb Stomp (Herhalen)

Two sides of tape scuzz, detailing the activities of The Ex-Servicemen, Glasgow’s only dub power trio. I’ve not yet heard The Ex-Servicemen, but judging from what we hear on this … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jim Haynes – The Shudder Of Velocity

Signal To Noise On his newest release, Jim Haynes reminds us the void is very full, after all. “I rust things” are the first three words of Haynes’ artist statement, … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

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