- Composer(s): Bomb20, The Bran Flakes, Burmese, Change!, Xszi, Zipperspy, morceaux_de_machines, Eddie The Rat, 8=====D, Prion, The Evolution Control Committee, 7000 Dying Rats, Berkowitz Lake & Dahmer, Cussycat, Travis Bickle’s Mohawk, Karlheinz, Books on Tape, Phroq, Spin Laden, Giant Robot Solutions Group, Ifihadahifi, Kazumoto Endo, Jazzkammer, Brutum Fulmen, Mixel Pixel, Deerhoof, Box Patrol, Can’t, Illusion of Safety, Aprosody, Persona, V/VM, Iran
It’s the variety of music that makes it quite enjoyable. — Vital, Netherlands
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Frans de Waard, Vital, no. 385, August 20, 2003It’s the variety of music that makes it quite enjoyable.
I must admit I feared the worst, when I read the press blurb raving about ‘a wide range of chaotic sounds together into one sweeping smorgasbord of interpretations of disease and dysfunction’. It’s not that I dislike noise, even when it took me four years to hear all fifty Merzbow CDs that are in the Merzbox. Occassionally I even play a Whitehouse record, MB or Ramleh. But much of the noise music that is made by others are just a repetition of archetypes put forward by those I just mentioned and do not add something new. So when I got through this lengthy compilation of no-less then thirty-three tracks by as many artists, I can safely say: noise music is alive and maybe even kicking (despite it’s disease?). It has become an umbrella for many sub-genres, feedback inspired noise, guitar noise, dark ambient, plunderphonics and in some cases even techno oriented. Quite a pleasent trip. Not to mention the many unknown bands here, like Bomb20, Burmese, Iran, Persona, Mixel Pixel, Spin Laden, Cussycat, Berkowitz Lake & Dahmer (yes, some of these people have nice band names too) or Travis Bickle’s Mohawk. Prime noise makers - that is people who have gained a following already of their own - include Illusion Of Safety, V/VM, Zipperspy or The Evolution Control Committee. It’s the variety of music that makes it quite enjoyable. Short tracks, from various angles of noise (and related - he hastened to say) make this quite a vivid compilation.