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    • CommentAuthorButoh
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2008
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    I've been lurking around the board for a while, and haven't found any fan of noise music. Anyone into Melt Banana, Deerhoof, Lighting Bolt?
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    Passingly fond of Melt Banana, unconvinced by Deerhoof, don't think I know Lighting Bolt...

    And I have heard enough Merzbow now.
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    love melt banana and lightning bolt, but most of their output isnt really straight up noise.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2008
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    I'm more into the ambient (especially Noises of Russia) and glitchy (say Holzkopf) side of the genre, as well the free jazz overlap. It can -- for me -- get pretty samey after a while. This is probably more a failing on my part than that of the genre.

    Incidentally our noise/ambient/whathaveyou band will be updating our website over the weekend and putting up lots of free downloads in the process. I'll shout a little about that later on in the week.
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      CommentAuthorknome514
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2008
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    yeah, those are all great bands, not really noise though...

    i've heard one of the most beautiful noise records ever made recently, and that's the latest Hototogisu release, Pale Fatal Sister (Important records)... definately noise, but strangely poignant. i'm also really enjoying the hell out of Skullflower's Circulus Vitiosus Deus (on Turgid Animal), and fans of pure analog synth noise should really check out the latest Astro release (dude from CCCC) on Important as well, called Live At Muryoku Muzen Temple. sounds fantastic and lush on vinyl.
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    I <3 melt banana but none of those three are really noise. more like noise rock. On the noise rock trip i really do love warhammer 48k (rip) and cave from chicago. both those outfits know how to kick ass and chew bubblegum.
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      CommentAuthorSt.Wanger
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2008 edited
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    Everybody who is into stuff like Melt Banana, lightning bolt,, Unsane, Todd, Keelhaul, and so on should really check out german Band "Dyse"!!

    Those guys really make my day! Unfortunately the two songs online at their myspace site right now aren't their best ones ... so that's not fair.
    • CommentAuthorButoh
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2008 edited
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    I love MxBx albums Cellscape and Charlie. Deerhoof have gone into a more mainstream direction, and I'm not particularly fond of their latest works. Found a couple ofbands that are the weirdest shit I've heard, Aids Wolf and An Albatross.
    Right now, I'm definitely into Merzbow: Merzbeat and his album with Boris have been my neighbours' nightmare.

    Warren, check Lightning Bolt's Dracula Mountain in Myspace, one of their best songs. Overall, I like Hypermagic Mountain and a Wonderful Rainbow, haven't heard much of the rest of their work.
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      CommentAuthorjoe.distort
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2008 edited
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    Aids Wolf and An Albatross.


    AN ALBATROSS owns, AIDS WOLF not so much, i just missed them again on monday night because they are here ALL THE TIME.

    and then theres always: MAN IS THE BASTARD/BASTARD NOISE. first wave powerviolence that slowly turned into the one man noise project.

    eric wood highly also influenced canadian maniacs THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE and some of the INDEX FOR POTENTIEL SUICIDE recordings. both are more power violence, but hey, good noisy stuff is still included.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2008
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    just finished listening to the Sontaran Experiment album, that is fucking noisey and absolutely fantastic.
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    Deerhoof isn't noise. Neither is Lightning Bolt, really.
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2008
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    Heard some Melt Banana. It was okay. I like the electronic noise better, but more on the Venetian Snares side of the spectrum.
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    I'm a fan of all types of noise, pure noise like Merzbow, noisy hip-hop like Dälek, Rhythmic noise like Nin Kuji and Winterkalte, if it's got feedback, white noise, or similar, I'm bound to like it. I quite like all the free jazz that John Zorn puts his name to too, particularly the Jazzcore band he was in called Painkiller. Anything Yamatake Eye put's his name to is generally quality also. Power Electronics is great too, stuff like Whitehouse and Christian Fennesz. Yeah, I like noise.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2008
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    Ooooh, Painkiller was glorious.
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    If Fennesz is Power Electronics then I'm the queen of fucking England. Wolves In The Throne Room, maybe.

    Aids Wolf don't do it for me, personally. Partial to a bit of Sunn 0))), like everybody else, but, again, I don't think that classifies as noise (although other people often do).
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    Ok I may have been a bit hasty with Fennesz, but I certainly wouldn't consider Wolves in the Throne Room as any kind of a noise band.

    Sunn 0))) is great though, who doesn't love a bit of drone, although despite the feedback I've never really lumped drone music in with noise.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2008
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    It seems to me that "noise" is being co-opted into so many different directions it's beginning to lose meaning. A bit like trip-hop (or punk, etc.) before it, it now seems to refer more to an aesthetic or noisy elements in another context.

    This is by no means a bad thing since the alternative would most likely be a spiral into obscurity and purism. Bastardisation is the way to go, every time. The more people I see at noise gigs the better; the situation -- at least here in Finland -- is still pretty much one where we have about 50 people at a show and a third of them consist of the bands and SO's.

    (A bit scattershot, it's late and I'm in my cups.)
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    Noise used to mean just getting blasted into the wall by massive, dissonant frequencies indivisible from someone fucking a speaker the size of Lundy with the end of a cruise missile.

    I am, however, very old.
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      CommentAuthorExploder
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2008
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    I prefer the sonic wall of dissonant frequency variety of noise. I don't feel like noise as a genre label should include things with melodies of any kind.
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      CommentAuthordispophoto
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2008
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    or something like the track 'Sangre Azul' by the group 'Not Breathing'?