Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Bubbling underneath your happy-go-lucky indie pop music is something that is just as sinister as it is genuine and even danceable (although rarely) at times. It's the experimental Hate Child of Punk Rock, Electronica and Industrial music.

If you're not already familiar with it, the genre known as Noise Rock encompasses a wider spectrum than you might be comfortable with. Yeah sure bands like Animal Collective (especially the earlier stuff), DFA 1979, Sonic Youth (again, earlier stuff) and Akron/Family touch on aspects of it, its really the more recent Noise/Noise Metal/Noise Music artists that are defining this quickly expanding genre.

Wait... QUICKLY EXPANDING?!!? You mean to tell me there are more and more people out there who are torturing their domesticated animals, forcing their spouses to leave the house in near epileptic convulsions and placing themselves in the box that says: "Given up on classic melody and ready for Navy Seals 'white noise' interogation tactics"? Hells Yeah! This shit rocks! Plus - it's a good distraction for pepper spray burn.

Here's some of the more accesible stuff:

Excepter - Rock Stepper [MP3] from Alternation EP

sorry... that's about it... here's some of the others:

Electronic Esque?
Black Dice - Smiling Off [MP3] from Broken Ear Record

Metal Esque?
Lightning Bolt - Crown Of Storms [MP3] from Wonderful Rainbow

What the FUCK? Esque?
Wolf Eyes - Rattlesnake Shake [MP3] from Burned Mind

Noise music even has its very own Mothers Against Noise campaign. Good to see some excellent bands like Lightning Bolt and Smegma on their list of No Nos. Well Lightning Bolt you say? heres a vid for your viewing pleasure.

Lightning Bolt's music video for Saint Jacques. Enjoy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

very clever!

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'll bring your dvd tomorrow.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Digital Disko said...

Marco you always stun with your wit.

3:09 PM  

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