Articles tagged noise

Lawrence English: Cruel Optimism

Lawrence English's Cruel Optimism is a noise-ambient gem and a work of pained beauty.

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Hecker: A Script for Machine Synthesis

Hecker presents a dissertation told as much through the way it makes the listener feel as what it tells the listener to think.

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10 Nov 2016 // 9:42 AM

Oval: Popp

Popp goes beyond the cerebral and scattered surface that it first projects to become something far more affirming, revelatory, and perhaps even joyful.

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Babyfather: BBF Hosted by DJ Escrow

Dean Blunt: "I think genre terms are really connected … to race and boundaries."

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Chelsea Wolfe: Abyss (Deluxe Edition)

Chelsea Wolfe's latest album, Abyss, improves upon her distinct metal-folk fusion that's characterized her music since the beginning.

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24 Mar 2016 // 1:46 PM

Chelsea Wolfe - “Hypnos” (Singles Going Steady)

This is the gorgeous sound of isolation, like being left alone in the woods at night with a tape recorder and a guitar.

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18 Mar 2016 // 2:30 AM

Boris with Merzbow: Gensho

Pushing the virtue of patience to full capacity, Boris and Merzbow combine their demented artistry to be listened to both separately and simultaneously.

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24 Feb 2016 // 11:31 AM

Tim Hecker - “Castrati Stack” (Singles Going Steady)

"Castrati Stack", the latest from electro-ambient artist Tim Hecker, is a sonic pool that merges many ideations of "stream" together.

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Chris Hunt - “Plaster” (audio) (premiere)

Chris Hunt juxtaposes wide cinematic flourishes with elements of jaggy noise that almost create a heavy metal effect in his productions.

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18 Dec 2015 // 3:15 AM

Ramleh: Circular Time

Ranging from King Crimson-style heaviness to the deepest of space exploration, the return of the most obscure Ramleh goes down a storm.

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1 Dec 2015 // 3:10 AM

Deerhoof: Fever 121614

The new vinyl release from the always-reliable Deerhoof doesn't disappoint. Bring ear plugs.

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Mereki - “Dth Buny” (audio) (premiere)

Noise goes pop on this contagious new track by the LA artist.

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Wolf Eyes: I Am a Problem: Mind in Pieces

Their minds may be in pieces, yet Wolf Eyes' latest album represents their most cohesive and accessible work to date.

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The Lion’s Daughter - “Four Flies” (audio) (premiere)

Doom meets noise on the St. Louis band's roaring new track.

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Locrian: Infinite Dissolution

Locrian can branch out while still laying it on thick. In other words, they can have it both ways.

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Twin Lords - “Stoned Cutter” (audio) (premiere)

The sludge/noise band takes things into particularly dark territory on their punishing new track.

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12 Aug 2015 // 2:30 AM

HEALTH: Death Magic

HEALTH's characteristic noise is upended by obscured pop aesthetics on their first LP in six years.

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11 Aug 2015 // 2:30 AM

Chelsea Wolfe: Abyss

Although Abyss is most unnerving in its quieter moments, the album is Wolfe’s most well-paced and effective release to date.

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25 Jun 2015 // 2:20 AM

KEN Mode: Success

A little anti-social rage never hurt anybody.

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Blood and Thunder: KEN Mode’s Stab at ‘Success’

KEN Mode's latest album is surprising people, but it should have been expected all along.

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Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

// Notes from the Road

"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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