Runesmith;1295894 said:In addition to the groups afterstasis mentioned, I also recommend Swans.Isn't Sonic Youth considered noise rock, too?
Rev0lver;1296467 said:Thanks for the lists Afterstasis, I particularily like Lightning Bolt and Aube.As for Merzbow, which of his post-Merzbox(2001) cd's is his best? I can't find much on torrents and I only have $11 left in my iTunes balance, and each of his albums is about $10 on there.edit: itunes only has Sphere, Metamorphism, Frog+, and Cycle from that era
Rev0lver;1296790 said:I ended up going with Cycle actually. Frog+ seemed like a good concept and all, but from the previews of it it's not very accessable to me as I am pretty new to the genre. Do you know of anywhere else to purchase his CD's? Amazon and Emusic have a few but not nearly all of the new stuff, and the only other sites I've found are international.
Soror_YZBL;1306941 said:Sonic Youth's SYR series is amazing for fans of experimental and noise rock. I've been on a sludge metal kick lately, which sort of qualifies as noise (def experimental). Monarch! is my favorite of that group of people. They sound like sabbath at 10bpm with a chick screaming her head off in french over top of it. I have to mostly agree with the swans, but only early swans would really be no-wave or noise. eventually, gira decided that he wanted to be johnny cash. I like both.fook (not really fook) buttons are good, for the experimentally. Negativland and ECC are good if you like cultural reconstruction with your sonic manipulation. David Byrne has a new project where he's created a "noise organ" where he's wired an old organ to pipes and clangs and patters and opened it up at the battery maritime building in manhattan, it's a wonderful experience that you should see.Another band that's actually quite a catchy is little brother and sister indie pop duo but who are just too wierd and experimental for their own good (or are an experimental band who are too poppy for their own good, depending on your perception) is the fiery furnaces. They write deliciously long and beautiful progressive pop music and distort it with crunchy rhythms, backward vocals, obtuse lyrics, recordings of their dead grandmother, or whatever else they can find. It's weird to find yourself listening to experimental music and humming along.
afterstasis;1295301 said:here's a good mix of stuff in a variety of subgenres (cringe if you must, but even noise has subgenres)...lightning bolt prurient wolf eyes diagram:akitespanicsvillehair policeknifestormtan as **** (censored... uh, rhymes with "duck")it's also good to check out the old masters, such as luigi russolo, iannis xenakis, la monte young, etc.
afterstasis;1304161 said:if there's enough interest in this (please express it up in here), i could do some noise mixes for the blog.just let me know what sorta stuff you'd like to see (more/less accessible, older/newer stuff, wide variety, etc.)...
Rev0lver;1308907 said:That'd be pretty cool. A good variety of it would work best.
Soror_YZBL;1306941 said:Another band that's actually quite a catchy is little brother and sister indie pop duo but who are just too wierd and experimental for their own good (or are an experimental band who are too poppy for their own good, depending on your perception) is the fiery furnaces. They write deliciously long and beautiful progressive pop music and distort it with crunchy rhythms, backward vocals, obtuse lyrics, recordings of their dead grandmother, or whatever else they can find. It's weird to find yourself listening to experimental music and humming along.
Khiro;1319296 said:Hannah MontanaIts Noise. Its on the radio. What are you waiting for?
BenwayMargulis;1319172 said:The Jesus Lizard, Boredoms and Zeni Geva. I know other people mentioned the Boredoms, but I thought they deserved to be included. Saw em live, it was transcendant.Maybe Ruins, I don't know if they fit the "noise" genre, but it seems like a logical connection.Naked City or most John Zorn as well.
Soror_YZBL;1322425 said:Somehow, I totally forgot Friends Forever. They have a few records out, one of which is a concept album about a future football like sport where everyone gets a machete and a lot of pcp. The records don't really capture them, though, there's an eponymous documentary film that is just hilarious, catching their live "shows" which happen in unsuspecting parking lots from an old vw bus that they also tour in with two smelly dog and a girl who drinks her own urine.
RedRaptor;1341796 said:Not trying to flame. But what is the whole point to this? Is it even called music? or is it just...noise?