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1 Name: ♪ ☆ Unpopular Popstar ☆ ♪ 2005-12-27 20:18 ID:NCNfhAXV

Anyone into dark ambient, harsh noise, rhythmic noise, or related genres? If so, what are you listening to lately?

2 Name: ♪ ☆ Unpopular Popstar ☆ ♪ 2005-12-27 23:47 ID:3gnOF5ur

tinitus ftw

3 Name: ♪ ☆ Unpopular Popstar ☆ ♪ 2005-12-28 19:31 ID:Kh5GodpQ

hmm... Autechre's more abrasive stuff (e.g. "Nuane") qualify?

4 Name: ♪ ☆ Unpopular Popstar ☆ ♪ 2005-12-29 12:11 ID:lxm+kmM6

Masonna :P

5 Name: ♪ ☆ Unpopular Popstar ☆ ♪ 2005-12-30 02:50 ID:NGLVlVGj

"Noise" as a genre makes me think of 'Anal Cunt'.

6 Name: Bubu M. Bargo 2005-12-30 13:00 ID:Heaven

I like Noise. A great deal. Hello!

recently, I've been listening myself through the raster/noton catalogue (, especially the noto/telefunken, alva noto/transall and ryoji ikeda/dataplex stuff, which is very minimalist sine wave + hrr krrk hirr hirr noise that makes autechre look pompous and rich in material (...).

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7 Name: ♪ ☆ Unpopular Popstar ☆ ♪ 2005-12-31 00:57 ID:Heaven

As for me, it´s Aube ftw! I also make my own noise.

8 Name: 7 2005-12-31 01:02 ID:Heaven

The thing with most japnoise artists are that they constantly attack the listener with equally loud sounds so if you lower the volume the music gets really boring. Aube is more sinister. The songs start out calmly and quiet, forcing you to raise the volume. Then things start getting harsher and louder, ending up in total assault on the ears. Deliciously painful.

9 Name: ♪ ☆ Unpopular Popstar ☆ ♪ 2005-12-31 15:58 ID:NCNfhAXV

Mm, if you lower the volume the music gets boring, yes -- so who says you have to lower the volume?

I sometimes like to listen to "constant barrage" noise pieces as background. Stolen Light's "Symphony for Marimba Opus II" is a good example. Although noise has a "harsh and painful" connotation for many, I find it somewhat calming, particularly on closed headphones.

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10 Name: Bubu F. Blandit 2005-12-31 19:44 ID:Heaven

You'd like Eisengrau then, or probably even Azure Skies (which is somewhat converter-ish but still has some nice noise pieces). Also try some Institut if you want, some of the stuff ("they say we preach") is very shitkrieg of shirt irons vs washing machines. Also, A2 (think Kaltesglas or Muslimgauze without any rhythm, melody, or music whatsoever) might be of your taste.

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11 Name: ♪ ☆ Unpopular Popstar ☆ ♪ 2006-01-02 19:24 ID:Heaven

I like AWGN

12 Name: ♪ ☆ Unpopular Popstar ☆ ♪ 2006-01-05 21:50 ID:Heaven

Institut is one of the best live acts I´ve ever been to! I definitely recommend anyone, who gets the chance, to see him live.

13 Name: ♪ ☆ Unpopular Popstar ☆ ♪ 2006-01-13 02:07 ID:Heaven

Here is some noise that I have made

14 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2006-05-07 19:24 ID:Lt0MK0VA

Most of you probably know that there are loads of great japanese noise artists, such as Merzbow, Masonna, MSBR, Hanatarash, CCCC, The Gerogerigegege.

One of the best 'unknown' noise artists is probably Himei Koukotsu:

15 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-06 10:57 ID:faHqZm8c


16 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-06 21:13 ID:CTKlc0BV

I like ambient.

17 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-10 12:50 ID:3aS9H/k8

Check out the Max Neuhaus Fontana Mix (1965) if you want an industrial/noise album that's truly ahead of its time - it sounds like a construction yard filled with drills. Listening to old experimental electronic music really makes you realise how unneccesary all this new "noise" crap is (and, to an extent, a lot of the more advanced cut-up records too, although I like that stuff). Even the early noise releases (80s) - Mauricio Kagel's Acustica is probably where early Material Action era Merzbow got his schtick from - are Johnny-come-latelys, but I do like the whole "lowest music & arts" idea which came from the industrial era.

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18 Name: 17 : 2007-04-10 15:01 ID:3aS9H/k8

And I'm not saying all new noise sucks, but there's an awful lot of crap and the general similarity is tedious. Just like punk.

19 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-10 17:26 ID:1Mro3YdG

I enjoy dark ambiant, or other stuff like Oöphoi, Tau Ceti and the like. The noisy tracks from the Silent Hill soundtracks are good, too.

I enjoy indus and music using noise soundscapes, noise-based rythmics (I'm not talking about Money from Pink Floyd here), and things like that (by the way, check out the new NiN album if you haven't already, it has some really clever sound usage).

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20 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-18 19:55 ID:5PrrNad0

I'm a really big Merzbow fan. also like Masonna and torturing nurse.

21 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-04-21 11:41 ID:pEnbZ73g

Also, there is a forum that is dedicated to noise and harsh noise I think it's either run by Xome (Bob Scott) or Stimbox.

22 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-08-14 19:22 ID:/EO6oCVg

Is there an artist that combines Aube's dynamics with Merzbow's energy and shifting timbres? I like both artists, but I sometimes feel that Merzbow is just too flat in loudness and that Aube's one-sound-source-per-album thing is more self-indulgent than it is entertaining.

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23 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-08-16 00:04 ID:Heaven

Hmm, I was really enjoying listening to some Merzbow on my laptop speakers. Now after listening on regular speakers I think I know why... it seems like bass fatigues my ears more than other frequencies. The repeating bass pulses on "Mantra 3" for example were nonexistent when listening on the laptop.

24 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2007-12-27 15:49 ID:gUWcHpYr

I also like Merzbow very much. I'm not a professional or something but I just like it. And his work with Boris is very nice too.
What do you think about Melt Banana?