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Category Archives: Noise

Andrew Liles – The Ether Reel

Creepy and melancholic at the same time; in true Nursey fashion. Thank you Andrew Liles. From his 2004 album ‘My Long Accumulating Discontent’.

Black Dice – Miles Of Smiles

Field recordings meet the Dice’s noise boxes from this 2004 EP on Fat Cat records. This was back in the day when one didn’t quite know what to expect from Black Dice; apart from the fact that the music would be heavy duty lysergic sonics. Distorted marching bands and crickets abound on this 13 minute piece. See also the other track from the EP titled ‘Trip Dude Delay’, found elsewhere on The Sentinel.

Wolf Eyes – T.O.D.D

Wolf Eyes ordered their noise somewhat on 2015’s brilliant ‘I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces’ (possibly their finest album yet), which honed its power rather than diluting it; the B Movie Horror feel they have always been so good at delivering has just gotten eerier, which ups the tension. Hints of Butthole Surfers and Throbbing Gristle on this track, as well as the rest of the album. This tune gets a great accompanying video that was directed by Paris-based artist/filmmaker Will Benedict, in collaboration with Copenhagen-based artist Steffen Jørgensen.

Biota – Moom

A track from the American collective’s 1988 mini-LP ‘Awry’. Deformed folk with the hint of a diseased shanty from the band.

Aural Holograms – The Day Of Opening The Tomb

Oozing drone from the Czech republic, supposedly recorded in 1999 by Finnish duo Anti Haapapuro and Jussi Saivo. Nightmarish or relaxing, depending on your mindset; perhaps both at the same time.

Lull – In The Distance

Twisted noise/drone piece from Mick Harris under his ‘Lull’ guise. Terrifying stuff that belongs alongside Nurse With Wound, Coil, et al. Fantastic piece from 1993’s ‘Journey Through Underworlds’.

Black Mountain Transmitter – Black Goat Of The Woods

Black Mountain Transmitter is a one man project by J.R Moore, and was imagined as some long lost soundtrack to a low budget VHS Horror. This 2010 ode to Lovecraftian lore is lo-fi noise/drone that recalls the Radiophonic workshop; along with the Industrial cassette culture from the late 70’s/early 80’s. Dark, dank, and dingy……..enjoy.

Main – Crater Scar (Adrenochrome)

Crackling Drone from ex-Loop members circa 1994.

Raoul Björkenheim – Strangers

Twanging, buzzing noise from the Finnish guitarist. Circa 1994.

Black Dice – Trip Dude Delay

Expansive and nutted, this is Black Dice at their beatless best from their 2004 EP ‘Miles Of Smiles’. Drones give way to noise, noise gives way to stuttering percussion, and so on.

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