Do you like noise?

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Left, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Left

    Left aimless

    Noise can mean anything from pure noise artists like Merzbow, rock groups like Lightning Bolt, industrial stuff like Throbbing Gristle, electro-acoustic improvisers like Keith Rowe, avant-garde composers like Iannis Xenakis, drone bands like Sunn O))), to "sound artists", found sound, natural and industrial sounds, etc - basically anything more concerned with timbre than conventional melody and harmony.

    Do you love it? Do you like some of it? Are you ambivalent towards it or do you strongly dislike it?
  2. cdg

    cdg Died To Death Banned

    I don't like noise at half 8 on a Sunday morning. Fact.
  3. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Of course, i enjoy it's ambiguity, you mean like this ->


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  4. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

  5. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    Turn on the dishwasher.
    The electric can opener.
  6. mao

    mao I'm totally wired

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  7. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    wanking yourself off with a socket wrench imo
  8. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    I don't want to listen to much of that stuff at home but live is another matter - of those bands, Lightening Bolt and Sunn O))) have done two of the best gigs I've been to in the last few years. Both very different to each other but both really visceral and captivating
  9. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

  10. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    i agree about their gigs, i definitely wouldn't class either of those bands as noise though.... they have songs!!
  11. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    This is noise ( and a good tune too):
  12. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I like some noise.

    This is my noise fanzine:
    PM me if you want one.
  13. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Tending more towards ambient noise like Organum and Nocturnal Emissions at the moment.

    But also newer stuff like this:

  14. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    Doesn't really float my boat. I can appreciate the intention of challenging the listener to reassess what they consider to be music or even using different frenquencies to cause mental disturbance but the more extreme end (like Whitehouse) has me reaching for the off button after about 3 minutes. I can't imagine putting it on when having a few people around for some food and a drink or two.
  15. TruXta

    TruXta tired

  16. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    Yes I like some of it. Maybe not the purest, most relentless stuff and I struggle with high-pitched screechy noise but I enjoy a lot of stuff with noise elements.
  17. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    i don't think many people can tbh. it's for solo listening or gigs imo.
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  18. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    A Merzbow dinner party would certainly be different.
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  19. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    i have dido's 'white flag' for when we have people round for wine & olives. :cool:
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  20. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    Yeah, it's a bit of an odd criticism really. If you've got people round you want something everyone can enjoy a bit that's not too intrusive, mostly. I wouldn't be breaking out the metal, techno, gabba, drum n bass etc either but I still enjoy them all.
  21. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    This is latest pure noise thing I've bought (about a year ago:( ). David Myer's feedback machines. Review and small sample. It's striking stuff, reminds me of early classical electronica - Poem Electronique, Louis & Bebe Barron etc. The sheer fascination of this new fangled abstract noise.
  22. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    Once a couple of friends came round and I got them meditating to AMM. I often forget that what's going through my mind isn't always going through everybody else's... They were very tolerant.

    Damn. Forgot to say on the other thread - Cornelius Cardew day 29th December 2001 Conway Hall was possibly the best "gig" I've been to. AMM doing some sort of Buddhist inspired improv (fantastic delicate stuff), Scratch Music Orchestra playing the Great Learning, some his Maoist songs about smashing the social contract and elaborating the Marxist-Leninist position on Ireland...
  23. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    Not my favourite comedian but Stewart Lee's alright in my book. How many did you get?
    And now...
    Derek and the Ruins:
  24. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    I like some of it, I love a small amount of it. Can take or leave a significant minority of it after a couple of proper (immersive) listens.
  25. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    I think that CD was released by Editions Mego, just after they released their fridge compressor noises album.
  26. Enviro

    Enviro Make your assessment

    'Making orange things' has a special place in my heart. Check out 'meta abuse'. Lovely stuff.
  27. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank If it's alive, don't lick it.

    I like noisy music, but not just noise for its own sake. Melody is the heart of music, if you're not bothered about melody you're not a musician.
  28. Left

    Left aimless

    That's silly
    Plenty of great musicians and musical styles don't emphasise melody
    And your definition of melody may be too narrow
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  29. Left

    Left aimless

    Very impressive. I don't understand his comedy but I can't fault his taste in music. I heard he's a big Cecil Taylor fan.
    I got 5.

    Never heard that before, it's brilliant!
  30. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Tell that to John Cage.
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