Also... I think artists like Fennesz and Tim Hecker are great places to start... Their stuff may be a little more melodically grounded, but are frequently drenched in noise. The harsh stuff isn't always the best. Wolf Eyes have some pretty low key stuff, mostly on cassettes, that is more atmospheric than aggressive.
Also, No Wave is also incredibly important in thinking about how noise relates to popular music. Especially artists like DNA and Mars.
Also, I'll continue to post random tapes and 7"s if people care from a variety of styles and genres. If I post something and you like it, say so and I can think of other artists and the like...
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Good points. Tim Hecker makes some fucking gorgeous noise. And No Wave definitely helped get me into noise a lot. Check out the works of Von Lmo. He did a great single as Red Transistor, "Not Bite/We're Not Crazy" then started making a bunch of spaced out noise/metal/funk stuff. Julian Cope did a review on his Head Heritage site, which has tons of great recommendations for out there music (don't be fooled by the Van Halen and Kiss entries).
Here's an untitled cassette by C Spencer Yeh and Taiga Remains. It's got the violin as you might expect and lots of eeriness.
C Spencer Yeh is the genius behind Burning Star Core. He works a lot with John Wiese and is notorious for putting on an absolutely badass show. He plays at the Art Damage Lodge a lot (and coincidentally, this tape was recorded there).
Don't know much about Taiga remains other than I've liked everything I've heard and he's put out a release on most of the good labels.
Oh. And if anyone in LA is looking for anything to do on Halloween. Pedestrian Depot (AKA Emaciator), Acre, Work/Death and others are playing the smell. I'm actually going to this same show in SF tomorrow.
don't forget the other hecker, florian. check out sun pandamonium and his work with yasunao tone, palimpsets.
Fuck yeah. His Ircam stuff with Russell Haswell is some of the craziest shit I've ever heard.
i remember reading the description in haswellstudio for the blackest ever black release and getting all excited for the upic system thing. then after listening to the album, couldn't help but to wonder what the fuck was that.
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Gabe and I were talking about Emeralds today. It was really confusing, because I thought he meant The Emeralds (from Japan) at first, then his description led me to Emeralds (Seattle). Then he told me that it's Emeralds (Ohio), and showed me YouTube videos. Fantastic stuff.
*based upon tedious fact checking.
Fans of Emeralds should take the plunge and listen to Acre.
Honestly, because of my taste for Disturbed, Rammstein, Rob Zombie, I figured I'd check out how much difference there was between that and this noise music...I'm still checking after the last few posts of recommendations, and I apologize for dragging bullshit from others in here with me, guys.
Robedoor is a duo that includes Britt Brown. Britt runs Not Not Fun, but this tape is on Monorail Trespassing (run by the guy from Emaciator and Pedestrian Deposit)... NNF great label that puts out lots of fun weird stuff. His wife is in Pocahaunted. This is a newish tape by them. If you like this (sorry it's OOP from the label, but might be floating around out there), you should buy their new LP Raiders on NNF.
This is less straight noise, more droney but with loads of subtle feedback and distortion.
Thanks for that Robedoor link. I've been looking for some stuff of their's that isn't Endlessly Blazing for a while. I thought they were an amazing live band when I saw them but their recorded stuff wasn't doing nearly as much. Really look forward to hearing this one.
I started a thread about him http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31959 . Check out those YouTubes, and if you dig any of those songs, I'd recommend getting the albums from which they came from. Let me know if you need any more recommendations.
does Abe Vigoda count as noise music because i keep seeing them tagged as noise.
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They definitely have some noisy shit. Works for me.
Bumped with a Wolf Eyes tape I picked up from this year:
Yeah. There are three essential Prurient releases in my mind. That one. Cocaine Death. and Rose Pillar. Rose Pillar is the mildest of them, but it's a pretty succinct musical statement.
Jim Haynes - Eraldus/Eravaldus - http://www.mediafire.com/?o2zmg92p6yw
Can't vouch for the quality of this vinyl rip... Haven't listened to it. But I'm spinning this right now and it's fantastic. Restrained and really tense stuff. I saw Jim play at On Land festival this year and he was one of the best acts hands down. Definitely pulling from people like Parmegiani to great effect.
Sat. November 14th at The Smell
Wet Hair (Iowa City, IA)
Talk Normal (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun Circle (Burlington, VT)
Saturday December 12th at The Smell
JAMES FERRARO (member of the Skaters)
MARK MCGUIRE (member of Emeralds)
VODKA SOAP (member of the Skaters)
MIRROR TO MIRROR
I would endorse either show. But the December show in particular should be incredible... I'm not a huge fan of Pocahaunted live, but everyone else should rock the place.