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Decibel – The Top 25 Noise Albums Of All Time – Top 10

Posted in Decibel, Noise, Top Albums by newmusicexcess on July 31, 2014

Hanatarash 3

So, with over 3.5 years between this new post and my previous post from December 2010, I figured I should mark a return to blogging about music discovery with a Top 25 list.

This list comes from the August 2014 issue (“The Noise Issue“) of Decibel Magazine. Here is the Top 10 from their, “The Top 25 Noise Albums Of All Time”.

  1. Hanatarash – “Hanatarash 3” (RRR – 1989)
  2. Brighter Death Now – “Innerwar” (Cold Meat Industry – 1996)
  3. Francisco López – “Absolute Noise Ensemble” (Blossoming Noise – 2006)
  4. Harry Pussy – “Harry Pussy” (Siltbreeze – 1993)
  5. The Nihilist Spasm Band – “No Record” (Allied Record Corporation – 1968)
  6. Kevin Drumm – “Sheer Hellish Miasma” (Mego – 2002)
  7. SPK – “Information Overload Unit” (Side Effects – 1981)
  8. Merzbow – “1930” (Tzadik – 1998)
  9. Borbetomagus – “Barbed Wire Maggots” (Agaric – 1983)
  10. Amm – “Ammmusic” (Elektra – 1967)
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Throbbing Gristle – Persuasion (Live)

Posted in Avant-garde, Dark Ambient, Experimental, Industrial, Noise, Performance Art by newmusicexcess on April 1, 2010

I was having a look on YouTube this morning and found this video posting, and I thought, “my good friend Chris might like this”. So, this one is for you, Chris.

 

I then fed the band through one of my ‘patent pending’ listening suggestion procedures and, voila.

So, here is the list I ended up with. It seems that some of the choices are the slightly more accessible releases by the bands in question, but some are not.

  • Throbbing Gristle – 20 Jazz Funk Greats
  • Psychic TV – Force The Hand Of Chance
  • SPK – Machine Age Voodoo
  • Coil – Love’s Secret Domain
  • Monte Cazazza – Power vs. Wisdom
  • Nurse With Wound – Chance Meeting
  • NON – Pagan Musak
  • Whitehouse – Erector
  • Cabaret Voltaire – Red Mecca
  • Test Dept. – Beating the Retreat

Noticing that Coil had made the list I could not help but track down their chilling rendition/video of Tainted Love.

And don’t forget SPK’s metal-bashing performance of Metal Dance on The Tube.

I suppose it’s time to Force The Hand Of Chance with another Message From Thee Temple.

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Bands To Watch 2010: Calories

Posted in Alternative, Bands To Watch, Indie, Lo-Fi, Noise, Pop, Rock by newmusicexcess on January 10, 2010

 calories

Info:

  • Three piece rock band from Birmingham, UK.
  • Genre(s): Alternative, Indie, Lo-Fi, Noise, Pop, Rock.
  • Ex-Distophia members.
  • Line-up:
    • John Biggs – Guitar/Vocals
    • Pete Dixon – Bass/Vocals
    • Tom Whitfield – Drums/Vocals
  • First live shows in June 2008
  • Next gig: 5 Feb 2010 The Victoria – Birmingham (Split 7" Launch)

 

Releases:

  • Debut album Adventuring released 09/03/2009.adventuring
    1. A Bear A Bison
    2. Caught In The In-Between To Encounter A Deer
    3. Adventuring
    4. Fragile Numbers
    5. Oh K.S.S.T.
    6. Drugged
    7. Same Ideals
    8. (See You On The Expedition)
    9. Forests Of Varg

 

  • Let’s Pretend That We’re Older EP released 09/11/2009letspretendwereolderep
    1. Let’s Pretend That We’re Older
    2. Arm A Leg
    3. Expect The Language
    4. Hands Off

 

 

 

Upcoming Releases

  • Split 7” with William in early February 2010
  • Habitation album due early 2010

 

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