Looking for a different sort of noise

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Looking for a different sort of noise

Post by w4ffl35 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:12 pm

Hiyo guys, I'm looking for some recommendations on noise to listen to, but I'm looking for a different sort. Most of what I've listened to seems to explore the darker side of life. This just seems tired and overdone to me. Is there anything that uses anything other than hate/death/br00tal/etc as a theme? I know I've joked about "posi-electronics" but I'm interested in hearing something like that.

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Post by butter » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:22 pm

One tape that comes to mind is DB Pedersen's "Infernal Noise"
It seems more to be done out of curiosity about how weird sound can get than some sort of anger or rage.
Another artist that always gives off this vibe (to me, at least) is The Smudge (http://www.archive.org/details/galactic ... ce-records).

I am personally fed up with noise artists talking about doom and hate and pain and all that shit. I make noise because it's fun. I like my life. I like music. I don't have some deeply rooted emotional disturbance that drives me to make noise. Music is fun and life is cool.
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Post by Bipolar Fucking Joe » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:27 pm

I'll PM you a release I'm putting out later this year (Hopefully). Les Joyaux De La Princesse is awesome, but I've only ever heard "Aux Petits Enfants De France". Also Tzii, he's dark but not BR00TULL! There's some great tracks on the Noise Against Mothers release by Experimedia, you can get it on Archive, and lastly my good friend Phoresy, if you can manage to get anything by him it's well worth it. Great headphone music.

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Post by dwemmy » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:49 pm

Here's an idea

The record label Sub Rosa has been releasing very well thought out, and lovingly put together anthologies called

An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music- Vol. 1-8

Each is a 2CD set of artists as far back as the 1950s right up to 2010. Volume 7 and 8 haven't been released yet, but each volume has an emphasis in a certain area of noise (but not thoroughly).
For instance, Volume 6 has an emphasis on Japanese noise, but they are plenty of other non-J artists (e.g. Z'ev and Henry Cowell)
Basically these volume form the basis for wider exploration by the listener. Nicely packaged with like 50-60 page booklets.

Yeah I have no interest in gloom and doom, black noise- I already know life sucks and is hard, why punish myself with more aural torture?

I have 2 of these compilations (#1 and 6) and they get played a lot.
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Post by Laura91 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:07 pm

butter wrote: I am personally fed up with noise artists talking about doom and hate and pain and all that shit. I make noise because it's fun. .

Fuck yeah!! I feel the same way. I just like exploring sounds and I don't care about any of the bullshit.

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Post by Let's Fight! » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:17 pm

Not to be too self-indulgent, but I feel that I as Let's Fight! have never really abided by that attitude pertaining to the darkness/pain/brutality of noise. Instead, I prefer to approach what I do with intentions of exploring/investing in certain conceptions of the avant-garde and, of course, having fun. As Ptimid, on the other hand, I like to embrace the "dark attitude," simply because I really enjoy the whole black-metal-aesthetic aspect of HNW music.

My friend Aurist from London is a great noisician whose style I think you would appreciate. http://aurist.bandcamp.com/

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Post by FireAlarmPoet » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:47 pm

Thus far, Black Bloc has benn the closest thing to "posi-electronics" that fits the bill, and even then, while he's totally on board with making the world a less shitty place, his actual work comes off as angry at the people who make the world shitty, and the lyrics can get depressing at times. So it's positive, though in a noticeably "brutal" style. He's absolutely worth a lsiten, but if you're looking for noise that's positive in both tone and message, he might be a little too intense.

There was a noise act called Trees that released a few net albums on Smell The Stench, classified under a genre of "happy noise." Haven't heard them myself, though I've wanted to.

And I suppose there's always Blackhouse, though they may piss you off all the same.
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Post by The Smudge » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:04 pm

thank you for mentioning me in that way butter!

I believe I represent all colors and moods in my noise.

but mostly, they're just fun.

here are some examples:


A HAPPY and THOUGHTFUL RELEASE from me:
http://www.archive.org/details/TheSmudg ... ineMachine

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A CREEPY RELEASE

http://www.archive.org/details/GIR004Sm ... ymnopedist
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http://archive.org/details/galactic-intolerance-records

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Post by FireAlarmPoet » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:11 pm

Also, I again have to reference Hal McGee's podcast(?) "Homemade Alien Music," especially the mid-to-late stuff, like maybe starting around episode 13:

http://www.halmcgee.com/homemadealienmusic.html

Maybe it's jsut me, but epxerimental music from around the time there programs feature, mid-to-late 80's, seemed generally less polarized towards a particular ideology then acts nowadays seem. Mostly they were jsut trying to be weird; granted there's also a spectrum of moods here, but it seems toned down a bit, though in a good way.
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Post by blackweather » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:47 pm

To the original poster, I was just thinking the same damn thing!

I'm interested in, I guess, darker sentiments. However, the brutal cosmetics of experimental bands is often generic and corny. Here are a few people I follow that you might like:

dog leather
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EUNYPuO ... re=related

narwhalz (of sound)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BibN1Q4K ... re=related

head molt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoVhcGE4 ... re=related
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Re: Looking for a different sort of noise

Post by timdrage » Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:54 pm

w4ffl35 wrote:Hiyo guys, I'm looking for some recommendations on noise to listen to, but I'm looking for a different sort. Most of what I've listened to seems to explore the darker side of life. This just seems tired and overdone to me. Is there anything that uses anything other than hate/death/br00tal/etc as a theme? I know I've joked about "posi-electronics" but I'm interested in hearing something like that.
Pretty much none of mine is supposed to be 'evil' or 'dark' except maybe in absurd/cartoon way sometimes... http://cementimental.bandcamp.com/

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Re: Looking for a different sort of noise

Post by ablablablablabla » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:07 am

timdrage wrote:
w4ffl35 wrote:Hiyo guys, I'm looking for some recommendations on noise to listen to, but I'm looking for a different sort. Most of what I've listened to seems to explore the darker side of life. This just seems tired and overdone to me. Is there anything that uses anything other than hate/death/br00tal/etc as a theme? I know I've joked about "posi-electronics" but I'm interested in hearing something like that.
Pretty much none of mine is supposed to be 'evil' or 'dark' except maybe in absurd/cartoon way sometimes... http://cementimental.bandcamp.com/
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Post by timdrage » Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:21 am

Thanks ^__^

Nope, if anything it was a really simple joke. :) But I AM actually going to release it, just had too many weekends of party timez and not got round to it yet, it's nearly ready to go... hopefully some time this week. Definitely won't take as long as the One Second Chiptune Compliation did ^u^;;;

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Post by Egyptian Tea » Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:29 am

I read about dead people all day for work, so the last thing I want to do is hunker down with music that's all about darkness and death.

I would pile on the examples of maybe finding the noiser side of experimental music, stuff from the 80's (hell maybe even up until the Wolf Eyes invasion of things).

The only one I can think of off the top of my head is Smell & Quim.

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Post by s.p.i.n. » Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:52 am

Laura91 wrote:
butter wrote: I am personally fed up with noise artists talking about doom and hate and pain and all that shit. I make noise because it's fun. .

Fuck yeah!! I feel the same way. I just like exploring sounds and I don't care about any of the bullshit.
I was just thinking about this yesterday..how all this sexual sadism is perpetrated by virgins in their mothers basements.
Some of it "sounds" awesome, but all the rape and mutilation themes just bore the shit out of me.

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