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by AlexVirtues
Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:39 pm
Forum: New Releases
Topic: Norillag - The Union Of Death LP
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Norillag - The Union Of Death LP

Out now on Virtues: Norillag - The Union Of Death LP True industrial music from Vancouver, Canada. Norillag uses scrap metal percussion and heavy machinery hand in hand with atmospheric classical instruments; channeling the early years of industrial while bringing a modern touch to the genre. Frenet...
by AlexVirtues
Mon Dec 11, 2023 12:11 pm
Forum: New Releases
Topic: Out now on Virtues: Ineffable Slime - Stalking the Sphinx
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: Out now on Virtues: Ineffable Slime - Stalking the Sphinx

Copies are on their way to Scream & Writhe as well as Satatuhatta.
by AlexVirtues
Mon Dec 11, 2023 12:06 pm
Forum: New Releases
Topic: Out now on Virtues: Ineffable Slime - Stalking the Sphinx
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Out now on Virtues: Ineffable Slime - Stalking the Sphinx

Ineffable Slime has been carving out their name in subterranean harsh noise with recent releases on Fusty and Tribe Tapes. On Stalking the Sphinx, the artist builds on the insanity of previous offerings with a massive full-length CD of spastic yet well-composed dynamic noise. Dusty cryptological rit...
by AlexVirtues
Mon Sep 18, 2023 4:08 pm
Forum: New Releases
Topic: Two new tapes on Virtues
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Two new tapes on Virtues

Two new tapes available now from Virtues: Troy Schafer - Untitled No. 7 - C30 New tape of solo work from Wisconsin artist Troy Schafer; also known for his involvement with Spiral Joy Band and idiosyncratic neo-folk project Kinit Her. Untitled No. 7 is difficult to classify yet intimately intriguing....
by AlexVirtues
Thu Aug 24, 2023 11:58 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Favorite Venues
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: Favorite Venues

Yankee wrote: Thu Aug 10, 2023 8:42 pm My favorite spot was BORG WARD. Best loudest sound. Perfect layout. Cool hangout spot in back. Great funnest crowd. Nerds be jizzin’
Borg Ward in Milwaukee is sorely missed, and the scene here has never recovered since its passing.
by AlexVirtues
Thu Aug 24, 2023 11:55 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: True Crime Electronics (Slogun, Deathpile, Fistfuck etc.)
Replies: 28
Views: 2697

Re: True Crime Electronics (Slogun, Deathpile, Fistfuck etc.)

prolapsedlielack wrote: Thu Aug 03, 2023 4:50 pm
ChicagoAnimal wrote: Thu Aug 03, 2023 3:47 pm Bloodyminded and Intrinsic Action are only acts that matter in this vein. All else is poorly recorded nonsense and child's play.
Where should I start with both?
For Bloodyminded, the answer would probably be the "True Crime" album, ha.
by AlexVirtues
Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: New Releases
Topic: New on Virtues: Kate Rissiek (Rusalka) - Decayed Signals LP
Replies: 0
Views: 265

New on Virtues: Kate Rissiek (Rusalka) - Decayed Signals LP

https://assets.bigcartel.com/product_images/346292953/Rissiek+LP+600px.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&w=300 Kate Rissiek – Decayed Signals LP For years, Vancouver’s Kate Rissiek has been cultivating her sound with strict focus, making her project Rusalka a veritable household name. For her new LP ...
by AlexVirtues
Wed Aug 24, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: New Releases
Topic: New on Virtues: MOT - FICKLE - CD
Replies: 0
Views: 243

New on Virtues: MOT - FICKLE - CD

AVAILABLE HERE: http://www.virtueslabel.com Damaged yet enticingly-composed harsh tape manipulations and surreal concrète textures from British Columbia's Paul van Trigt, also well known in the noise world for his outstanding collage work. Pro CD in 6-panel digipack. Mastered by Grant Richardson. C...
by AlexVirtues
Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: New Releases
Topic: Now available on Virtues: Jon Mueller - The Future Is Unlimited, Always CD
Replies: 0
Views: 180

Now available on Virtues: Jon Mueller - The Future Is Unlimited, Always CD

Available now at http://www.virtueslabel.com : Jon Mueller - The Future Is Unlimited, Always Pro-CD in hardcover digibook Long-form heavy and hypnotic ambient from this prolific Wisconsin artist. Jon Mueller’s ‘The Future is Unlimited, Always’ is an examination of time, meditation and loss as we all...
by AlexVirtues
Tue Mar 01, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: The Rest
Topic: SLAVA UKRAINI! Here we support Ukraine
Replies: 43
Views: 5545

Re: SLAVA UKRAINI! Here we support Ukraine

Any recommendations of projects and labels in Ukraine proper?
Quick search on Discogs brings me to Volok Records and Red Engineering Production which I will be checking out after work this evening.
I know lots of metal from the region but very little in noise/electronic realm.
by AlexVirtues
Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Forgotten noises from the entrails of the vault
Replies: 25
Views: 2823

Re: Forgotten noises from the entrails of the vault

I may be out of the loop, but this 1996 Strict tape Impulsion is one of my favorites. Great Italian lofi noise. It's on an Italian label but Strict was an American project. The album "In Preparation" is hailed as a classic in smaller circles, asfaik, though he definitely doesn't get as mu...
by AlexVirtues
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Forgotten noises from the entrails of the vault
Replies: 25
Views: 2823

Re: Forgotten noises from the entrails of the vault

Off the top of my head the first thing that comes to mind that I rarely see acknowledged is Noisegate. Particularly their album The Towers Are Burning. Not strictly noise but in line with that mid-late 90's bleak CA crusty Neurosis/TLASILA style noise metal. Along with side projects and related such...
by AlexVirtues
Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Now Playing
Replies: 971
Views: 188278

Re: Now Playing

Äsping - Uthark New from Cloister. Not a "noise tape", sounds more like Wolf Eyes with a string quartet covering György Ligeti featuring Barbara Hannigan or Diamanda on vocals. Really incredible tape, will appeal to those with an appreciation for modern classical and pagan stuff. I wish it...
by AlexVirtues
Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Advice for a newbie
Replies: 85
Views: 8270

Re: Advice for a newbie

housepig wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:58 pm ok, off the soapbox now. have fun. see you around town!
Preach, Bill, preach!
Those are all excellent tips that I wish I had known day one.
by AlexVirtues
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: The Rest
Topic: Film Discussion / Now Watching
Replies: 316
Views: 53692

Re: Film Discussion / Now Watching

A few weeks ago I watched and really loved a newer French film called Titane by director Julia Ducournau. Would appeal to most fans of J.G. Ballard and David Cronenberg. Lots of body-horror sex and violence and twisted shit but there's still a lot of sweetness to it. I haven't yet seen her previous ...
by AlexVirtues
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Advice for a newbie
Replies: 85
Views: 8270

Re: Advice for a newbie

record stuff you really want to hear yourself, and listen to it until you start to feel stupid. Great advice. There always seems to be a pressure to release 20 fucking tapes a year. We don't need that. Learn your gear, find your sound first. Then focus on one release at a time, make sure you're pro...
by AlexVirtues
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Listening Habits
Replies: 69
Views: 7293

Re: Listening Habits

It seems pretty common these days, with new batches of multiple releases coming out every week, that everyone has ever-growing "new arrivals" pile stacking up on the shelf. While it is exciting to constantly get the dopamine rush of finding a parcel in your mailbox every other day, I am mo...
by AlexVirtues
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 441
Views: 113949

Re: Introduce yourself

Alex K. Milwaukee, USA.
Known for my project Climax Denial. Formerly ran Sexkrime Arts label.
Been in the game since 2003 or so.
My new (not exclusively noise) label is called Virtues.
by AlexVirtues
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: Now Playing
Replies: 971
Views: 188278

Re: Now Playing

Haare wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:12 am Not attaching pics (surely that eats up forum resources?)
That's a good point.
Admins, are we encouraged to go crazy with pics, or should it be reserved for special occasions?
by AlexVirtues
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Noise Talk
Topic: New Forum, Same Noise
Replies: 62
Views: 10543

Re: New Forum, Same Noise

I have not regretted deleting Facebook years ago. Yuck.
Happy to be here and talk some shit. 🙂