Tag Archives: Noise

AUDIO: Lucky Bone – “Dream Journals & Glass Coffins (4, 3, 7 & 8)”

Noise project Lucky Bone has a new album out, inspired by recent dreams. Each suite consists of collaged pieces of harsh noise, pop-sensible songs, and distorted samples that all make for a most surreal listening experience. Lucky Bone shares on Bandcamp what specific imageries are represented in each track, some fragmented while others vivid. Luther Price’s film “Warm Broth” and

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AUDIO: Restraint Malfunction – “Heat Magnet”

Experimental noise project Restraint Malfunction brought us a new track this week. Many of Restraint Malfunction’s pieces have a “fiery” quality to them, and this one exemplifies that in full force. Over twelve and a half minutes, a searing cut of devilish oblivion is explored. Get a feel for apocalyptic noise set ablaze with Restraint Malfunction’s “Heat Magnet.”

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AUDIO: Lucky Bone – “Music Box Memories (and other pandoras)”

Experimental noise project Lucky Bone is out with their first record in eight years. It’s two elongated tracks of noise that bask in spontaneity and freedom. These tracks were made with methods such as said music box and tape manipulation, with the second track seemingly consisting of many shorter pieces collaged together. Textures range from harsh static to high-frequency clinging

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AUDIO: Restraint Malfunction – “Merciless Pummeling”

Harsh noise project Restraint Malfunction released a new album this week. Walls of noise engulf us like the fires of Hell, diving into different textures over four tracks. It’s volcanic, abrasive, and excruciating in sound palette and certainly lives up to the aggressive imagery evoked by its title. Restraint Malfunction delivers a powerful exhibition of fiery noise cuts with “Merciless

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AUDIO: Death Tape Super Bass – “DRAFT”

Experimental noise project Death Tape Super Bass has a new album out. Alex Steinmetz describes it as “dead serious authentic circus music” that gets progressively muddier as time goes on. Some tracks have techno sensibilities while others carry industrial electronica; there’s gruesome imagery of gouged eyes, severed heads, worms, a frog becoming a person, and other monstrosities. Death Tape Super

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AUDIO: Plague Mother – “I Am Trying to Disappear”

Harsh noise project Plague Mother have a new record out. It’s two tracks, each nearly ten minutes long, of fiery static and demented imagery that dooms one to another dimension. It feels like tortured isolation as the title suggests; after almost two years of COVID, such abrasiveness hits exactly where we lie. Plague Mother delivers withering sensations with “I Am

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AUDIO: El Wrongo – “Demanding the Form to Leave”

Noise rockers El Wrongo have a new single out this week. Entirely instrumental, the song begins with a creeping riff that eventually electrifies into an industrial-size hitter. It’s a linear one that knows exactly where it’s going the whole time but manages to still keep you at the edge of your chair. We hope to hear more from El Wrongo

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AUDIO: Restraint Malfunction – “Pineal Cyst Extraction”

Harsh noise project Restraint Malfunction is out with a new composition this week. The title basically refers to a tumor getting taken out of one’s eye, and you could say this eighteen minute-long piece sounds like exactly that. Some moments are shrill and piercing while others are more ominous and oceanic. It’s an abstract exhibition of variable textures from Restraint

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Death Tape Super Bass, Citizen 2-13, Chamber of Knives, J. Mollerskov, Steve Schlei, Lorna Dune, Tampertamper, Pleasure Thief

Noise label/concert promoter FTAM hosted a massive noise showcase in the backyard of X-Ray Arcade Sunday afternoon. Sets from Death Tape Super Bass, Citizen 2-13, Chamber of Knives, J. Mollerskov, Steve Schlei, Lorna Dune, Frenia, TamperTamper, and Pleasure Thief all took place. We got to talk to each and every one of them – except Frenia, since we spotlighted them

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AUDIO: Restraint Malfunction – “Restraint Malfunction -II-“

Harsh noise project Restraint Malfunction followed up last week’s debut album already with another one this week. It’s a continuation of the abstract exploration of the first, using hardware synths to achieve abrasive textures. Such sounds evoke feelings of breaking free from the shackles of one’s personal chaos and subjective oppression. It’s both cathartic and liberating; Restraint Malfunction floods our

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