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    Posted: July 14 2012 at 18:13
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sheavy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2012 at 18:46
Originally posted by lucas

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Good stuff^ I'll have to check more of that out.
 
Also it's Phantomsmasher, not Atomsmasher.Tongue
no, it's Atomsmasher, there is a mistake in the title. I have a hard copy of the album. Phantomsmasher is the follow-up to James Plotkin's project Atomsmasher.
 
Ah, okay.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote thellama73 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2012 at 20:31

A noise band called Contortionist Jazz Exotica found my music blog and sent me a cassette tape to review. It is pretty harrowing stuff, but also quite good if you're into horrible, unlistenable noise (which really, who isn't?.)

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A noise band called Contortionist Jazz Exotica found my music blog and sent me a cassette tape to review. It is pretty harrowing stuff, but also quite good if you're into horrible, unlistenable noise (which really, who isn't?.)

 
Well if their photos of them playing are anything to go by, this should something definantly worth checking out.
 
 
^ cutting acoustic guitars with a chainsaw seems like some the almighty hanatarash might have done.
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Their videos are also really cool.
 
 
Oh mah God, that part where she smashes the glass on her forehead was hilarious.LOL
 
 
The second video is even more insane. 4:47 and on is crazy. Shocked


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Cool blog! I'll check some of this stuff out!
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Originally posted by Sheavy

Today's blog is going to be about a favorite band of mine, and to celebrate their inclusion into the Archives, Ashtray Navigations. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=7415
 
 
And, a review for Pearls.. 
 
"Imtriprovisation.

Ashtray Navigations is the main project of Phil Todd, who makes noisy psychedelic improvisation that has strong krautrock connotations to it.

Those Are Pearls That Were His Eyes is the umpteenth release by AN, and is in keeping with their style of long drawn psych wonderings. This album consists of one nearly fifty minute "song" consisting of nothing but oure trippyness. It starts out with a Nurse With Wound influence, with what could easily random pots, pans, spoons, and other assorted kitchenware, being banged around at random, set against an ambient backdrop of a recording of birds and light and airy synth dronings. As the song progresses, the kitchenware goes away, and gets replaced by some guitar dronings and scratches, with the ever constant airy synths. This rather noisy section then suddenly transitions into some lone, floating type guitar playing.

This album is not for the casual Prog fan, but for fans of the noisy side of Psych and Kraut, this album is a treat."

 
 
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HA!  Great to see AshNav on here. Why though are they listed as a US band? They're Leeds-based.  I've known Phil since 1995, and the first ever Ash Nav gig was a duo of him and me. 
 
Meanwhile, any Smell and Quim fans here?
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Originally posted by Stool Man

Originally posted by Sheavy

Today's blog is going to be about a favorite band of mine, and to celebrate their inclusion into the Archives, Ashtray Navigations. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=7415
 
 
And, a review for Pearls.. 
 
"Imtriprovisation.

Ashtray Navigations is the main project of Phil Todd, who makes noisy psychedelic improvisation that has strong krautrock connotations to it.

Those Are Pearls That Were His Eyes is the umpteenth release by AN, and is in keeping with their style of long drawn psych wonderings. This album consists of one nearly fifty minute "song" consisting of nothing but oure trippyness. It starts out with a Nurse With Wound influence, with what could easily random pots, pans, spoons, and other assorted kitchenware, being banged around at random, set against an ambient backdrop of a recording of birds and light and airy synth dronings. As the song progresses, the kitchenware goes away, and gets replaced by some guitar dronings and scratches, with the ever constant airy synths. This rather noisy section then suddenly transitions into some lone, floating type guitar playing.

This album is not for the casual Prog fan, but for fans of the noisy side of Psych and Kraut, this album is a treat."

 
 
Happy Trips!Thumbs Up
HA!  Great to see AshNav on here. Why though are they listed as a US band? They're Leeds-based.  I've known Phil since 1995, and the first ever Ash Nav gig was a duo of him and me. 
 
Meanwhile, any Smell and Quim fans here?
 
Cool. Thats awesome! I'd love to see Ashtray live.Thumbs Up
 
 
Also yes, I love Smell & Quim. Such a f**ked up noise band, like they all should be.
 
 
 
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mirror Image Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2012 at 21:42
Just go listen to Xenakis:



Honestly, I actually found this listenable at least when the rhythms started pounding away. It's like Varese on steroids. Cool
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mirror Image Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2012 at 21:48
And we mustn't forget the king of the noisemakers: Arnold Schoenberg (creator of the 12-tone style of composition and leader of the Second Viennese School of Music):




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Never much got into Schoenberg, but Xenakis is awesome.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mirror Image Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2012 at 22:08
Originally posted by thellama73

Never much got into Schoenberg, but Xenakis is awesome.

I tend to favor Schoenberg's pre-12 tone works like Verklarte Nacht (the version for string orchestra is a must-hear), Pelleas und Melisande, Gurrelieder, of his atonal works I like Five Pieces for Orchestra. Xenakis is a composer I need to become more familiar with. But he's the ONLY Greek composer that is ever discussed on classical forums it seems.

Another noisemaker is Alfred Schnittke:



Schnittke is probably best known for his polystylism, which is a style he practically invented. John Zorn owes A LOT to Schnittke in this regard.
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Schnittke is possibly my favorite 20th century composer. Absolutely genius.
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Originally posted by thellama73

Schnittke is possibly my favorite 20th century composer. Absolutely genius.

I can't get into him to be honest. I do however think very highly of his Peer Gynt and many of his film works. I also liked Symphony No. 2. Such a haunting work. But I'm sure you can guess who my favorite 20th Century composer is...Big smile.

Shostakovich, Bartok, Ravel, Vaughan Williams, Villa-Lobos, Prokofiev, Janacek, Berg, Stravinsky, Tippett, Szymanowski, Revueltas, Honegger, Britten...are composers I continue to come back to time and time again.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sheavy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2012 at 21:48
Today I bring you a little known Noise-punk-rock band, the Jaunties.
 
The Jaunties was lead by Jason Willett, known for his work in 1/2 Japanese and various short lived 80's punk bands.
 
I really don't know too much other than that about this short lived band.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mirror Image Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2012 at 21:54
One of my personal favorite noisemakers: Alban Berg (student of Schoenberg who, in my opinion, was much more successful in integrating the 12-tone method with tonal undercurrents):


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Unlistenable?

Have you guys heard my old band yet?
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Another noisemaker:


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