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  U B U W E B :: The Aesthetics of Noise
Noises are sounds that are impure and irregular, neither tones nor rhythm - roaring, pealing, blurry sounds with a lot of simultaneous frequencies, as opposed to a rounded sound with a basic frequency and its related overtones.
Noise rock is not a coherent style, but a loose term for quite different approaches to a noise aesthetic within a post-punk idiom.
The ecstasy of noise is predominantly aggressive and vehement, as the maelstrom of noise in Sonic Youth.
www.ubu.com /papers/noise.html   (5150 words)

 Noise music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Noise" music is regarded by some as a contradiction in terms, because "noise" is generally defined as unwanted and undesigned or unintentional sound and music as the opposite (see Definition of music).
Noise music is loosely related to industrial music, sharing its DIY ethos, independence and ethic of using "non-musical" sources.
The aptly named noise rock fuses rock to noise, usually with recognisable "rock" instrumentation, but with greater use of distortion and electronic effects, varying degrees of atonalism, improvisation and white noise.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Noise_music   (2340 words)

 ArtandCulture Movement: Noise Rock/Art Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The original art rock of the early 1970s revealed a symphonic, technical side of rock that was exemplified by Yes and Genesis in England, and tinkered with by the more experimental Europeans: Magma, Can, and Gong.
Slovenian noise rock organization Laibach also favored art manifestos over rock-star posturing, offering military aesthetics and pseudo-ideological rants that are sometimes scarier than they are funny.
As modifiers, they may be applied to sub-classifications of other genres (as in noise breakbeats, atmospheric noise, noise pop) anytime they fulfill a loose criteria, like using cacophony as a compositional tool.
www.artandculture.com /cgi-bin/WebObjects/ACLive.woa/wa/movement?id=621   (372 words)

 Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise: Rock 101
Pop-music professors, especially those who specialize in rock, are caught in an obvious paradox, which their students probably point out to them on the first day of class.
The pioneering rock critics of the sixties, such as Lester Bangs and Greil Marcus, wanted to mimic the music in their prose, and they had enough style to pull it off.
Then there are the rock songs that were written by committee, often in the middle of the night, and under the influence of something other than the muse Euterpe.
www.therestisnoise.com /2004/04/rock_scholarshi_1.html   (3947 words)

 Third Rock - Noise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Third Rock staff is also familiar with the specific regulations of various state agencies and their requirements to perform a traffic noise assessment.
The assessments examine noise levels at sensitive receivers located within a roadway project corridor to identify areas of potential traffic noise impacts.
With the use of TNM, Third Rock can evaluate different noise barriers to develop both a cost-effective design and one that is acceptable to the community.
www.thirdrockconsultants.com /factsheets/noise.html   (319 words)

 Noise pop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Noise pop is a term used to loosely describe a number of alternative rock bands that fuse punk rock's attitude and anger with the atonal noise, feedback, and free song structures of noise music, presented in a decidedly pop context.
Noise pop and shoegazing are very closely related genres, many shoegazing artists can also be considered as noise pop.
Noise rock is a similar genre to noise pop, although it is more closely related to punk rock.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Noise_pop   (343 words)

 Pink Noise press
Pink Noise is a local art rock quartet who strives to keep their audience guessing.
Standing on the shoulders of bands like the Pixies and fellow NYC groundbreakers Sonic Youth, Pink Noise don't rely on any infectious pop hooks or catchy dance beats.Instead their latest LP, "All Is Nu", produces a tremulous vibe, a feeling, a notion simoultaneously disarming and eerie.
By the third song, “Bland,” you have a fairly strong grasp of Pink Noise’s low-energy art rock – that meanders along and is punctuated by yelps and screams of anguish.
www.pinknoiseny.com /press/press.htm   (1446 words)

 Noise Pop Downloads - Download Noise Pop Music - Download Noise Pop MP3s
Noise pop often has a hazy, narcotic feel, as melodies drift through the swirling guitar textures.
In the late '80s, noise pop was the chief inspiration for the British shoegazing movement, which made the lyrics more introspective and the melodies more fragile.
An acid-bubblegum band with as much affinity for sweet melodies as blistering noise assaults, their off-kilter sound, uncommon emotional depth, and bizarre history (packed with tales of self-immolating fans and the like) firmly established them as true originals.
www.mp3.com /noise-pop/genre/332/subgenre.html   (4618 words)

 System Noise NYC
System Noise are going places nobody’s gone before, blending elements of noise rock, art rock, funk, metal and even hip-hop with a scorching, high-voltage live show.
Most of it is ferociously loud rock, yet imbued with the kind of dynamics you typically expect from a jazz group.
I think System Noise will have that same effect on a new generation of listeners who might not know any of those particular artists, who all pushed the envelope just as System Noise are doing now.
www.systemnoisenyc.com /music.html   (690 words)

 A Brief History of Progressive Rock - Guitar Noise
A-J Charron is a songwriter, guitarist and singer with the Progressive Rock band God Inc. He has also written dozens of articles on songwriting and the music business at Guitar Noise since January 2000.
Prog Rock is a musical genre that almost lives in its own universe.
In 1966, the Moody Blues came out with their third album, the first with Justin Hayward (1) and John Lodge, entitled "Days of Future Passed", the first Pop or Rock album to be recorded in stereo and the first one to make use of a full orchestra.
www.guitarnoise.com /article.php?id=102   (2130 words)

 Noise rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The style is sometimes referred to as "noisecore", though this term can also refer to a variety of fast, distorted hardcore techno music and grindcore.
Later, the sound became associated with Japanese artists such as Boredoms and Melt-Banana, who incorporated the influences from Japanese noise music even further, and occasionally adopted completely chaotic structures creating extremely short, fast "songs" which were marked by blasts of rhythm, screaming, and extremely overloaded guitars.
In many cases, although the backgrounds of the bands are different, the "art" influenced noise rock bands and grindcore bands have often collaborated on new music.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Noise_rock   (318 words)

 Absolut Noise - mp3 blog / Swedish rock music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Anyway, their noise is definitely absolute (with an E), it deserves therefore to be featured in Absolut (without an E) Noise.
Absolut Noise is not a mp3blog about Swedish music, it is actually a blog about the Bear Quartet, and sometimes I mention other bands just to pretend I am actually doing something serious.
Absolut Noise n'est pas un mp3blog sur le rock suédois, c'est un blog sur le Bear Quartet, et parfois j'évoque d'autres groupes suédois juste pour faire semblant d'être sérieux et compagnie alors qu'en fait non.
absolutnoise.blogspot.com   (8437 words)

 cbs4.com - Cartoon On Hard Rock Casino Noise Called Racist
Osceola is drawn as a half-naked Indian beating on drums in a canoe, while Paul is on his side, wearing a swimsuit and holding a martini.
A handful of neighbors have been complaining about the noise and the landscaping buffer zone, which was torn by Hurricane Wilma.
Stenzel-Nowicki says she did not send the fax and called the cartoon a ‘non-issue’, but says the larger issue is the noise abatement problem.
cbs4.com /topstories/local_story_160223536.html   (513 words)

 Tiny Mix Tapes: The Punks
I think the Punks are proof of what happens when a noise band tries to erase talent from the equation.
Noise is such a funny genre because what us indie kids usually hear from it is only the really really high-profile stuff.
I'm a big proponent of smart noise rock, and it's sad that the Punks are the first band to talk about noise so self-consciously because they can't do the idea justice due to the face they're not a very good noise group.
www.tinymixtapes.com /musicreviews/p/punks.htm   (443 words)

 Perfect Sound Forever: 90s Noise Rock
Of course, rock is not dead; The Rolling Stones lumber on, each new tour a license to license signage, crossbrand themselves with imported hops and basically print as much currency as they see fit.
I realize that 'rock is dead' prognostications have become a somewhat clichéd response to any challenge of the hegemonic powers of certain specified rock dinosaurs of the 1960's and early 1970's, as Lawrence Grossberg has cogently argued (pp.
What they created, I call it Noise rock, was done as both a nod towards Jacques Attali's seminal work and an attempt to distinguish between his concern with free jazz and mine with a subject more affiliated to rock and roll.
www.furious.com /perfect/90snoise.html   (2161 words)

 January 18, 2001: Noise, Texas Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The San Antonio, Texas, group has been a rock explosion since it hit an already saturated rock market with the release of its major debut album,...An Education in Rebellion last July.
Getting airtime on rock stations, like KXTE "Xtreme" 107.5 FM, across the country, touring with Marilyn Manson, and now kicking off the SnoCore Rock Tour with the likes of Fear Factory and Kittie, Union Underground seemed to come out of nowhere.
Inspired by '90s rock bands, especially Alice in Chains, Scott and Kennison played parties for pocket cash, investing their money in a studio and making free tapes to hand out.
www.lasvegasweekly.com /departments/2001_01_18/sound_texas_rock.html   (847 words)

 Evening News - An Introduction to Chinese Rock - Guitar Noise
He is also the owner and operator of the popular and respected websites Guitar Noise and Music Careers.
The latest generation of musicians grew up listening to as much blues and rock from the west as they did traditional forms of music from home.
The ten songs finely mix blues, rock and folk with a touch of traditional Chinese music.
www.guitarnoise.com /article.php?id=210   (1108 words)

 Rock Lyrics Database for Real Rocker - RockLyricsdb.com
Noise rock is a musical genre that developed in the 1980s as an experimental outgrowth of punk rock.
Fusing punk rock's attitude with the atonal noise and unconventional song structures of early industrial and noise music, the noise rock introduced a new kind of avant-garde music to the alternative rock landscape.
The style is sometimes referred to as "noisecore", though this term can also refer to a variety of fast, distorted hardcore techno music.
www.rocklyricsdb.com /rh_noise.asp   (82 words)

 The Village Voice: Status Ain't Hood
His music didn't fit it either; his tectonic fuzz-bass rumbles usually don't fit any recognizable rock context, and the implied-stomp drum machines are buried deep enough in the mix that they're basically a non-issue.
Growing takes the whole spaced-up effects-pedal thing even further from rock, pushing Kevin Shields' smeary guitar aesthetic to extremes by dropping any pretense toward song-form.
The band is just two guys with guitars, and you usually can't see either one if you're standing in the back because they're usually crouched hovering over their pedals.
www.villagevoice.com /blogs/statusainthood/archives/2006/05/noiserock_is_ne_1.php   (768 words)

 Perfect Sound Forever: 90s Noise Rock
Within music, that can be understood in a traditionally masculinized rock 'n' roll context (and thus skipping over much glam rock of the early 1970's), such moves seem to originate within punk's repudiation of its forefathers (although arguably disco got there first), and particularly the sexually ambiguous nature of its clothing (see especially Hebdige pp.
As I myself look over numerous examples of recent appropriations and convergences of rock and avant music, I come to one inescapable conclusion—with the exception of avant ideas/themes applied to rock music (and not vice versa), the idea of the convergence itself seems much more aesthetically pleasing than the actual execution of it.
He speaks of noise as a kind of chaos following Michel Serres but is quick to point out that "Serres does not use the word chaos, lest being associated with chaos theory" (2006, p.
www.furious.com /perfect/90snoise4.html   (3494 words)

 CD Baby: ROCK: Noise - music you will love. - from galaris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The dreamy state of this city is translated into styles as diverse as ghostly electrnc noise to minimal folk song
Computer noise and drone using vocal resonance and a wide array of synthesis techniques.
Sweet Cobra's influences draw from His Hero Is Gone, Black Flag and Unsane to the more rock oriented Helmet and newer rock staples High on Fire.
www.cdbaby.com /style/114/from/galaris?cdbaby=0b5d74c5cb3f184a6c5aa99d0d202fa5   (374 words)

 Page 2 : 'Noise Music Beach' by Curt Cloninger : Pif No. 32 - January 2000
He creates not a wall of noise but rather that certain noise, that certain tone, that certain vibration, and then it's gone.
This won Neil brownie points with the art rock crowd, but it didn't go over too well with his staple fans, the classic rock crowd.
Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth called this CD the "most radical recording of the decade." Maybe Thurston said that because Pat Metheny's noise feedback is actually superior to everyone else's noise feedback, or maybe Thurston said that to give the false impression that he was even able to tell the difference.
www.pifmagazine.com /vol32/m_clon2.shtml   (812 words)

 www.myspace.com/backroomnoise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The backbone of Backroom Noise production of new music laid with the creativity of a few of the members.
It was a mutual decision among all the members of the group to disband.
The new band possesses a vitality that is evident in their music and stage presence.
www.myspace.com /backroomnoise   (806 words)

 Noise Rock - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Integrating abrasive sound with the rebellious spirit of anguished youth, noise rock is the experimental byproduct of punk rock.
Akin to its predecessor, no wave, noise rock acts set out to be atonally assaulting; they introduced a new avant-garde to the music scene.
Distinguished by distorted guitars and a fervent dissonance, many noise-rock bands were too dark and unconventional to penetrate the mainstream.
music.download.com /2001-8626_32-0.html   (211 words)

 Glorious Noise - Rock Star Gary Benchley's True Identity Revealed!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Glorious Noise has discovered that the popular serialized story, "Gary Benchley, Rock Star" on The Morning News is to be published as a novel by Plume Books.
The real humor is in Benchley's frantic attempts to become a rock star, not in his succeeding.
Yet he is virtually free from the burden of being in the spotlight all the time.
www.gloriousnoise.com /articles/2005/benchley-04-21.php   (1238 words)

 All Available Artists in Noise Rock - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
From the artist: Noise rock, bass pulses and drones, broken electronic sound machines, and strange voice.
From the artist: The Loudest Band are a two peice Noise Rock band from Nottinghamshire, England.
Editors' Review: In noise rock, doubling the pleasure means cutting your song length in half.
music.download.com /3605-8626_32-0.html   (430 words)

 WNUR :: Rock :: Rock Home
Monday - Friday 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM The Rock Show's mission is to provide a medium for otherwise unheard music through the airwaves of Chicago and on the Internet.
The Rock Show specializes in independent, experimental and underground music.
We play no wave, punk, musique concrete, post-punk, noise, noise rock, and anything else that attempts to expand the boundaries of music.
rock.wnur.org   (95 words)

 Phil Spectors of Noise Rock | Music | The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper
For a band that's already cut two critically lauded releases of technically proficient, first-rate instrumental noise rock, Brooklyn's Parts and Labor seem inexplicably unsatisfied.
Fans should be thankful, though, if the trio's pursuit of perfection continues to produce results like Stay Afraid, their second full-length, and the first release to feature vocals throughout.
Call it the Phil Spector approach to noise rock—the result is an epic collection of discordant punk overload.
www.thestranger.com /seattle/Content?oid=31784   (286 words)

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