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Wednesday, October 9 2013

On Subverting Sonic Rules: ‘Resonances: Noise and Contemporary Music’

Noise may antagonize, subvert, transcend or annoy, but one person's noise is almost always another's music.


Thursday, August 22 2013

Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music

More extreme than punk, industrial music revolted against the very ideas of order and reason: it sought to strip away the brainwashing that was identity itself. It aspired to provoke, bewilder, and roar with independence.


Wednesday, June 19 2013

Annihilations Return: Locrian, and the Beauty in Decay

Many bands aim to evoke the feel of humanity's end, but few bring portentous visions of decay quite like experimental/avant-metal trio Locrian.


Thursday, June 6 2013

Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation

Is Noise, an underground music made through an amalgam of feedback, distortion, and electronic effects, Japanoise? Is it even music at all?


Monday, May 20 2013

Odonis Odonis: Better EP

Odonis Odonis' Better EP is louder, darker, and uglier than its predecessor, the noisy, surf-minded Hollandaze. But the hooks are still there, buried mile-deep in feedback and sludge.


Tuesday, May 14 2013

Daniel Menche: Vilké

Vilké may well be a conceptual work, but there's nothing theoretical about Daniel Menche's latest album. Its impact and resonance evoke a primal and deep-set response.


Monday, October 17 2011

Benjamin Thigpen: divide by zero

Five satisfying doses of atonal, arrhythmic racket. This is what your computer hears when it breaks.


Thursday, August 25 2011

Tuusanuuskat: Nääksää Nää Mun Kyyneleet

An actually soothing Fonal album.


Monday, May 23 2011

Francisco López: Untitled #244

Music without instruments or a rhythm that might evoke a genre or a predecessor or even a musician.


Tuesday, April 19 2011

Boris and Merzbow: Klatter

Despite the fact that Klatter comes off as a fairly low-key album for fans of either Boris or Merzbow, it is also a surprisingly rich one.


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