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Noise / Power Electronics / Post-Industrial
« on: November 23, 2021, 07:59:01 AM »
I've been hesitant to do this because I imagine it will sink, but: a thread for noise, power electronics, musique concrete, post-industrial, field recordings, etc. I know there is an experimental/soundscape thread, but it skews heavily towards guitar-based drone music.

I'm sure @skate_or_dingus will have plenty of great stuff to contribute, but I am curious to see if anyone else is into this sort of thing. So many people I know through noise skate or skated for a long time.

Rather than just give the rundown of 100% classics or new stuff, I'll start off with a general overview of some favorites.

Atrax Morgue - Sickness Report
Perhaps my favorite of all time, right at the nexus of power electronics, death industrial, and pure noise. Sick and textural.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PStMlWLFXM

Mordant Karma - Philtre
Not one of the classics of Japanese harsh noise, but a favorite of mine. From the faceless collective known as Lust Vessel, this is some ripping junk metal noise.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sF7rWGcOe0

Kakerlak - Resembling Actuality
Tape-saturated harsh noise from a contemporary American master (even though he lives in Sweden now)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8msB8RyuzM

Anenzephalia - Sleepers Society
Live version of this PE/heavy electronics masterpiece. Dense, miserable, suffocating atmosphere.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYZs5T-Lk2Y

Arv & Milj�Antropocen
An all time favorite. The dread of the modern era conveyed via cassette loops and minimal synth noise. This project has a few chapters, going from a harsh sound to almost pure field recording to a kind of kosmicheinfluenced synth sound. All great though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvjPwsoRfPI

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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2021, 12:06:10 PM »
 You came through! I AM THERE, DUDE.

 Starting with my all-time favourites (not necessarily classics, per se):

 Speculum Fight - White Elephant: Impossibly dense drone/noise with electronic sputter. Really beautiful stuff (not on YouTube so his side of the split with Lab Rat will have to do).
https://youtu.be/R3i3YQBONgo

Chop Shop - Scraps: The most gorgeous tape packaging in my collection. Not far off from the Speculum Fight sonically, though all sounds derived from insane looking homemade speakers playing in open spaces (do yourself a favour and check out Scott Konzelman/Chop Shop's installations). Industrial sound in the truest sense.
https://youtu.be/2_8N5gaz03Q

Merzbow - Hybrid Noisebloom: Yeah yeah this guy. There's a reason everybody's heard of this guy. The most technically proficient/brutally complex synth music ever recorded.
 Hannover Interruption's my favourite of his (again, not on YouTube), but this one's a close runner up.
 What an asshole.
https://youtu.be/OzcjkHAm9kE

The Haters - Rot 7": One of the first noise releases I ever bought and the first noise/sound art project that I genuinely fell in love with. The A-side (which oooof course isn't on YouTube) is one of the gnarliest slabs of sound ever commited to tape. B-side (here) is pretty much what to expect from 90's Haters. Profile pic look familiar?
https://youtu.be/WFENqzBQda8

James Ferraro - Jarvid 9: Flushpipe: Possibly the most singular sound artist to ever exist. Dude's conjured up thousands of hours of Fourth World mindmeld sonics, but for my money this is the dude's magnum opus. The end of terrestrial music. Infinitely beautiful and beautifully infinite.
https://youtu.be/lFdR-kurs1k

 More shit to come!!



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Re: Noise / Power Electronics / Post-Industrial
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2021, 01:43:05 PM »
Fuck yes. that's my jam.

Obviously this is needed here since it's skate related:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIhEtV-hnSw

This is an old friend of mine:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMBQArabKaI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E_0ZeaZ37E


This of course:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWk4MiCPQ1M&t=2062s


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Re: Noise / Power Electronics / Post-Industrial
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2021, 01:46:36 PM »
Sisto is an excellent human!

 Reminder that The Rita skates better than us:

https://youtu.be/c1XVs9QHby4

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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2021, 01:58:30 PM »
@skate_or_dingus had no idea about Speculum Fight before even though its a Damion Romero thing. Good stuff. That ringing/grinding oscillation that starts around 2:00 is one of my favorite sounds.

Welcome @yghartsyrt psyched to see someone else here into this. Sisto just got on my radar recently, shit is hot.

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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2021, 02:06:46 PM »
Sisto is an excellent human!

Reminder that The Rita skates better than us:

https://youtu.be/c1XVs9QHby4

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@Macho Taildrop: also stoked about other skaters listening to noise.

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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2021, 05:23:44 PM »
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Sisto is an excellent human!

Reminder that The Rita skates better than us:

https://youtu.be/c1XVs9QHby4
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@Macho Taildrop: also stoked about other skaters listening to noise.

I’m pretty sure he’s one of the more prominent members of BAKU, too.

I dig this stuff though I tend to like the earliest wave of PE

http://youtu.be/2Q3AmaIJqa8

http://youtu.be/yWhhtYSpCIY

http://youtu.be/ugiKyj_ucR0

http://youtu.be/mPPb8QyZzfo

http://youtu.be/aoi5USOyPgc

http://youtu.be/0730zA96Er8

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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2021, 07:11:34 PM »
@bea! love me some Maurizio Bianchi

https://youtu.be/-i79JuVgVko

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Re: Noise / Power Electronics / Post-Industrial
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2021, 09:54:36 PM »
 *immediately posts my favourite M.B.

 Since we're in the Italiano void:

 Lunus - L-Loch: Close associate of Marco Corbelli doing dark, hazy tribal ambient. Been listening to this a ton recently.
https://youtu.be/jwIq-l81H4I

Dead Body Love - Lo-Fi Power Carnage: SO FUCKING CRUNCHY. A lot of modern noisers' sounds seems to be influenced by this guy.
https://youtu.be/bd8n4_tUOMY

 Sshe Retina Stimulants - Kusa'i: Frayed wires sizzling in a frying pan with lava lamps everywhere.
https://youtu.be/aK_qkbU-bk0

 and more M.B. 'cause it's the goods:

https://youtu.be/pAzZaOW1boY

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Re: Noise / Power Electronics / Post-Industrial
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2021, 05:12:12 AM »

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Re: Noise / Power Electronics / Post-Industrial
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2021, 10:31:35 AM »
Italians do it better. M.B., Mauthuasen Orchestra, Atrax Morgue, etc. feel special to me because they sit at this perfect nexus of the sub-genres listed in the title of this thread. I also like that they're primarily synthesizer-based projects. No shade at all towards people using metal, tapes, or whatever concrete sources...I just find it personally inspiring.

That being said, I've been super into Linekraft as of late. Great heavy electronics mixed with some serious metal abuse. Wish I would have seen him live when he came over for the Hospital Productions events.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1Fkz4P9mGI

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Re: Noise / Power Electronics / Post-Industrial
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2021, 09:05:12 PM »
some super solid tracks posted already. glad to see james ferraro in here too

some random favorites. let me know if some are more of a problem than i'm aware of & sorry if any of these are classics, i'm kind of in my own little world usually


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXO70bnPBN4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S9qDl-nK10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsbmBIG-AHw

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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2021, 01:30:29 PM »
@iw0 saw BDN a few years ago with Raison D'Etra and Deutsch Nepal and it was amazing. Nekrose Evangelicum is a favorite of mine.

GO is massive for me as well.

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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2021, 02:30:26 PM »
  That is an insane lineup. Necrose Evangelicum is probably the BDN I've returned to most (and the only one that I own).

My absolute favourite sound artist of all-time:

https://youtu.be/nM2n1llr4Q4
https://youtu.be/x2IuCq-IvLU
https://youtu.be/be5C8ypAfjI
https://youtu.be/ssy723aKK4w

 Also, I'm gonna shamelessly link my secondary IG account, which functions as a photo archive of rare tapes (if you're anything like me and want to see every minute detail of noise packaging):
https://www.instagram.com/p/CI9Gh4-pXv0/?utm_medium=share_sheet



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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2021, 09:10:50 AM »
Always been a huge Sunburned hand of the man fan – although more on the free improv than one the pure noise side of things
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxfKZb-6oMo


Quite old school and in more in the early industrial vein, but Hirsche nicht aufs Sofa / Christoph Heemann is amazing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsCN8PRydGY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlVSH-HrS8U

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Re: Noise / Power Electronics / Post-Industrial
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2021, 03:41:12 PM »
figured this may be a good thread to say RIP to original experimental/music concrete/noise innovator and composer Alvin Lucier:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAxHlLK3Oyk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjKq3Jz2fUE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHkoZqmfwjI

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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2021, 12:40:59 PM »
Such heavy hitter who influenced experimental and extreme electronic music more than any other composer. RIP.

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« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2021, 09:26:25 AM »
 Sorry for the long delay y'all. Definitely not gonna let this thread die yet.

 Top 5 noise/experimental/whatever releases of 2021:

 Mot - Hack (New Forces): Dirty, sputtering harsh noise from rural concréte sound sources. Maybe my favourite Canadian project currently operating. This guy is basically the go-to noise visual artist at the moment and has done covers for pretty much anyone you could think of. https://newforces.bandcamp.com/album/hack

 Jeph Jerman - Popular Fictions (Tsss Tapes):
 The best thing I've heard all year.
 THE most deeply layered, constantly shifting tape-noise ever recorded?. About 10,000 different sounds in 30 minutes. A-side is based around vocal snippets from various sources. "MY ASS".
https://tssstapes.bandcamp.com/album/popular-fictions

 Etrusca 3D - Trickster Blade (Pacific City Sound Visions): Not gonna try to describe this one. Nothing sounds like this shit and the concepts are somehow getting MORE abstract.
https://pacificcitysoundvisions.bandcamp.com/album/trickster-blade

 Star - Yutris (I Am Elegant):
 Star/IAE have consistently brought an anything goes/nothing coheres approach to their sound/visuals and this weird fucker is no exception.
 Seperated into twelve nearly impossible to index sections (most of them titled "Supercore"), each side begins as a relatively straightforward noise assault, with cascading sheets of feedback and looping chirps that become yelps that become belches. As the pieces progress, amp-blasted Portuguese radio cuts/pop songs cut through the mix, and the tape ends too many times. It should have ended too many more.
 As usual, the artwork/packaging is an ever-shifting mix of some of the most baffling and incongruous imagery being used in noise/sound art these days. Dogs, museums, animism, divination? Doubt it.
 My copy is numbered 2219/3000.
 No Digital link.

 Jute - Contempt (Detachment Programs):
 Monolithic, HARSH shit that sounds like classic 90's Japanese noise, but done by a guy in Montreal. I love everything that I've heard from this project.
https://jute.bandcamp.com/album/contempt
 

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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2022, 06:33:03 AM »
@skate_or_dingus good shit.

This year was a weird one for me and I didn't listen to a ton of new stuff. In lieu of a year-end list, I just want to mention two of the best labels going right now

Dead Gods
https://www.discogs.com/label/1177233-Dead-Gods
https://soundcloud.com/thousands-of-dead-gods

Small Mercies
https://www.discogs.com/label/1712459-Small-Mercies
https://soundcloud.com/smallmercieslabel

Just about everything that both of these labels put out in 2021 was fantastic. Looking forward to what is in store for 2022.

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« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2022, 11:37:32 PM »
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Re: Noise / Power Electronics / Post-Industrial
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2022, 05:15:21 AM »
https://lunacy.bandcamp.com/album/echo-in-the-memory-lp

A good friend of mine just released this album. He is on tour with a Place to Bury Strangers as he did Europe & is now going throughout the US. Lovely stuff to say the least.


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