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Grey Wolves - Chaos of Creation
Maurizio Bianchi - Endometrio
To Live and Shave in LA - The Wigmaker in 18th Century Williamsburg
Mauthausen Orchestra - Bloodyminded
Mo*te - Stash
Kevin Drumm - Sheer Hellish Miasma
Merzbow - Venereology
Whitehouse - Psychopathia Sexualis
Tunnel Canary - Jihad (OK so it's not totally noise but it's close enough for me)
Small Cruel Party - Accident in Substance
Swastika Kommando - Mental Answer
Alfarmania and Proiekt Hat - Furyfication
Solmania - Morphine Nocturne
Macronympha - Grind
Hijokaidan - King of Noise
K2 - Hepopolitika
Blodvite - Dekonstruktioner
Operation Cleansweep - Power Hungry
Incapacitants - Onomatopée Suicida
Oscillating Innards - Nadir Emergence

This list of course refers to albums that can reasonably be placed in one of the main noise noise genre codification categories (Noise, PE, death industrial, etc..) and not the noise preceding (like early industrial) or adjacent genres like no wave or noise punk or what have you. If that was the case, SPK would take up half the list. Metgumbnerbone would take up a quarter. Skullflower a quarter. You get the point.
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SafetyPropaganda wrote: Mon Feb 21, 2022 7:18 pm Tunnel Canary - Jihad (OK so it's not totally noise but it's close enough for me)
A few years ago I started venturing down the road to do a double cassette reissue (with additional archival material not part of rundownsun's vinyl versions), but it never panned out for a couple reasons. Maybe there's still some potential to make it happen one day.
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The tour de force that is the War Against Society 3xLP. In particular how each act contributes a mini-album length of material! Incredible contributions from the Grey Wolves, Con-Dom, the obscure Victim Kennel, and more. I know I'm not the first one to have become a worshipper of this release or this label.
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Der.Bluteimer wrote: Wed Feb 16, 2022 11:47 am . . .
Black State - Walkyre
This is not one that I have heard mentioned before. I love their full length, but was not too wowed by what I heard of an early tape. Is this more noise focused, or is it still centered around a long sample?
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For me:
The Cherry Point - Black Witchery
Mania - Insidious and Alone (probably the first noise release I really loved)
Bizarre Uproar - Rehearsal 2016 (on Filth Rubber Hatred and Abuse)
Black State - Hlose
Vile Vulgar - Private Art
AMK - Super Panoramic Stereo Sound 5000
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Tribe Tapes wrote: Fri Jan 28, 2022 2:04 pm
Controlled Bleeding - Plegm Bag Splattered
This is the album (more a "best of") where noise first clicked for me, prior to that I'd bought a cheap used vinyl copy of The Haters - In the Shade of Fire pretty much at random, and while I was intrigued, and listened to it quite a bit, it was more a novel curiosity at the time. Still, though, it was enough to pique my interest and investigate further, picked up a copy of Merzbow's Kibbutz tape on the recommendation of music store staff, though that wasn't to my liking at all, though it wasn't too long afterwards I happened upon a used CD copy of Phlegm Bag Spattered, which again was a fairly blind, random purchase, but it hit a lot differently than The Haters and Merzbow albums.

Anyway, a few others which are all time favorites, or at least get the most repeat play...

Masonna – Mademoiselle Anne Sanglante Ou Notre Nymphomanie Auréolé
Kazumoto Endo – While You Were Out
Merzbow - Music For Bondage Performance (There's a lot of late 80s through 90s Merzbow I like, which kind of makes it hard to narrow down to a small number of "all-time" favorites, MFBP though gets a lot of repeat play due to its restrained and well-crafted ambient vibe.)
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SS1535 wrote: Tue Feb 22, 2022 11:36 pm For me:
The Cherry Point - Black Witchery
Mania - Insidious and Alone (probably the first noise release I really loved)
Bizarre Uproar - Rehearsal 2016 (on Filth Rubber Hatred and Abuse)
Black State - Hlose
Vile Vulgar - Private Art
AMK - Super Panoramic Stereo Sound 5000
. . . Great faves ! Regarding sounds from Black State : Not so noisy , more kinda "Ambient PE".
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Der.Bluteimer wrote: Wed Feb 23, 2022 10:48 am
SS1535 wrote: Tue Feb 22, 2022 11:36 pm For me:
The Cherry Point - Black Witchery
Mania - Insidious and Alone (probably the first noise release I really loved)
Bizarre Uproar - Rehearsal 2016 (on Filth Rubber Hatred and Abuse)
Black State - Hlose
Vile Vulgar - Private Art
AMK - Super Panoramic Stereo Sound 5000
. . . Great faves ! Regarding sounds from Black State : Not so noisy , more kinda "Ambient PE".
Thanks! All I have heard of the early Black State material was just long samples with some minimal noise on top - not too inspiring. But if there is more pure noise and atmosphere in the other tapes, then I will need to take another look.
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Hard to list absolute favorites, but here are some that made a huge, lasting impression, and are relative go-to's:

Goat - Goathammer
Richard Ramirez - I Keep My Stuff Inside
T.E.F./Prurient/Richard Ramirez - Magnified Healing
Thirdorgan/Crack Fierce Split
Crack Fierce - Full Metal Confused
Cock E.S.P./Thirdorgan Split
Thirdorgan - Guardian Angel
Macronympha - Whorechestra
Macronympha - Intensive Care
T.E.F./Facialmess/Sickness - Schizoid
Facialmess/EHI Split
Black Leather Jesus/MSBR - Sonic Destruction
Viodre - UUEE Serve Me High
Taint - Whoredom
Deathpile - Back On The Prowl
Taint/Skin Crime/Sickness - Behind The Smile
Sickness - I Bleed, You Bleed. We Bleed.
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Scream & Writhe wrote: Tue Feb 22, 2022 5:15 pm
SafetyPropaganda wrote: Mon Feb 21, 2022 7:18 pm Tunnel Canary - Jihad (OK so it's not totally noise but it's close enough for me)
A few years ago I started venturing down the road to do a double cassette reissue (with additional archival material not part of rundownsun's vinyl versions), but it never panned out for a couple reasons. Maybe there's still some potential to make it happen one day.
Hearing that would be a delight. I own nothing by them and merely have fallen in love with them through the documentary and downloads on Soulseek. An amazing band. So ferocious. Snazzy dressers. A vibe.
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my favourite album of all time might be yellow swans - at all ends. not their noisiest I know, but I think its flawless
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Impossible to answer, but here is a small selection of really good shit that doesn't get old. Purposefully leaving out P.E. since the thread title specifies noise.

Secret Apex - S/T
Just too good, one of few releases that make the combination of noise and melodic content really work in my opinion.. Only other project that succeeds at this that I can think of right now is Noisestar and the Fall of Rome... Any suggestions?

Kakerlak - Crawling to Objectify
Pure bliss. Great packaging too.

Unclean - Civilian
That perfect gutter sound. Everything on TF/PE excels at this..

VMS Elit - Todesrennen
Gasoline! One of those projects where the theme helps it along. Always puts me in a good mood.

Worth - Blinder
Nothing sounds like the feedback mayhem of Worth! Total mastery. Endlessly surprising textures.
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Agh, there's no way I can pick just 10, which is almost kinda sad haha.
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IRM – oedipus dethroned
Strom.ec - neural architect
EX.Order - war withing breath
Deathpile - ne plus ultra
PPF - la belle france
Macronympha-Government Alpha - obliteration
VA - war against society
SPK - leichenrei
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Alright, alright here are some favorites that come to mind off the top of my head. I could sit here forever and rattle off favorites, but held it to 30 that I really love a lot. Obviously these are personal faves and have nothing to do with what I think is the objective "best" noise releases.

Macronympha - Amplified Humans
Evil Moisture - Yerm Flowers
Pak - Habibi
Ahlzagailzehguh - Bypassing Time Passing
David Gilden - Texas Chainsaw Dopefiend
Sex Jesus - Dream What Dreams We Can Afford
Worth - Neanderthal Camera
Being - To Fall In Love With Your Own Reflection
Rusalka - Blood Comes Anyway
Slow Owls - Sometimes I Can't
Taint - Whoredom
Prurient - The Golden Chamber
Oscillating Innards - Nadir
Madalyn Merkey - Scent
Sewer Election – Att Rita En Massaker
Impregnable - Crypt Intimacy
Toxic Loincloth – Nasal Nails / Intestinal Teeth
Aaron Dilloway & C Spencer Yeh - False Speech
Merzbow / Christoph Heemann – Sleeper Awakes On The Edge Of The Abyss
S-Core - Pretension
MSBR - Metal Stricken Terror Action
Wolf Eyes - Slicer
Burial Hex - Gripster Killer
Treriksroset - Sexreglar
Omei - When All Your Ghosts Are Tired
Mania/Deterge - Garrulous Opinion
Greh Holger/Jason Lescalleet - Dead In June
Olivia Block - Aberration Of Light
Stroma - Recollection Of Reconciliations
Everyday Loneliness - An Error In Judgement
Joe Colley - Hive
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MNEMONISTS - ROTO-LIMBS
MAMMAL - DOUBLE NATURE
NAMANAX - CASCADING WAVES OF ELECTRONIC TURBULENCE
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dave phillips: post-homo sapiens
sickness: i have become the disease that made me
sissy spacek: california ax
anthology of experimental music from china (various artists)
-this one might blur the lines a little bit, but it's a record for noise people imho
zhu wenbo, anne-f jacques, chemiefaserwerk, bardo todol: floating tape [album series]
-actually four albums, each album features two of the artists as "input" one "mixing" with the fourth releasing it on their label. I think the artists are from Beijing, Canada, France and Argentina
nursewithwound: thunder perfect mind
-I'm not sure I get why noise people don't seem to ever cite nursewithwound. I mean, tell me that this and Soliloquiy to Lilith et al., aren't noise records. I was particularly baffled to find the noisextra folks mention at one point not ever really checking out nww despite being current93 fans. But I digress. Oh- they said there were too many surprises in his music. That's hilarious, but I don't mean to come off sounding offended.
The Cherry Point: Night of the Bloody Tapes
Christian Renou: Fragments & Articulations
Mike Shiflet: tetracosa
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gdu wrote: Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:39 am
junkyardshaman wrote: Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:25 am Chu Ishikawa - Tetsuo soundtracks (ok, this is maybe kind of.. off topic or not?)
The Tetsuo soundtrack is fucking awesome
Not noise but a favorite of mine as well.
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lhd - in mono (troniks / helicopter, 2020)
the impossible balance between constant dynamics and constant relentlessness has been reached

dead body love - lo-fi power carnage (old europa, 1995)
every single shift aims toward maximal emotional impact. pure overdriven tape worship.

zk - isilo (lake shark harsh noise, 2018)
if the rita is a minimalist, the michael heizer or donald judd of the harsh noise game, zk is a postminimalist. building upon / tearing down the rita's formal lessons into something which keeps minimalism's coherence and consistency, while allowing in some micro-imprevisibility, letting the material breathe and make its own decisions

yan jun / zhu wenbo - twice (erstwhile, 2021)
though their work is very silent, this is more noise than noise itself. more organic, non-idiomatic, unexpected, really just sound as sound as sound and i'm here for it
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ureaVJ wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 11:02 am nursewithwound: thunder perfect mind
-I'm not sure I get why noise people don't seem to ever cite nursewithwound. I mean, tell me that this and Soliloquiy to Lilith et al., aren't noise
Homotopy to Marie was a huge gateway record for me getting into noise. Interestingly enough I found it terrifying at the time (what was I, 13? Can't remember). I think the idea of putting that on a record was pretty overwhelming.

Actually revisited this last weekend for inspiration. He's one of the coolest fuckers on this earth.


While I'm here I'll drop my top 5 also...

Hanatarash - The Hanatarashi and his Eye 7' (favorite ever)
C.C.C.C. - Test Tube Fantasy (goes for both the original 7' and the expanded edition on New Forces. Seriosuly, how blessed were we to get that?)
Prurient - Pleasure Ground
Les Rallizes Denudes - '77 Live (technically not noise, but... nah, it's noise)
Wolf Eyes - Dread
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If I hadn't intentionally limited my selections to things I had physical copies of (other than Tetracosa, because they fon't exist) I would have included Yan Jun and Zhu Wenbo's tape on tsss tapes "Yu Yuan Lao Gong." I love those guys.
informalreleases wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 6:31 pm yan jun / zhu wenbo - twice (erstwhile, 2021)
though their work is very silent, this is more noise than noise itself. more organic, non-idiomatic, unexpected, really just sound as sound as sound and i'm here for it
And Mr. Stapleton living that life...
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ureaVJ wrote: Thu Jun 20, 2024 11:59 am If I hadn't intentionally limited my selections to things I had physical copies of (other than Tetracosa, because they fon't exist) I would have included Yan Jun and Zhu Wenbo's tape on tsss tapes "Yu Yuan Lao Gong." I love those guys.
i have that tape too ! the whole scene around Zoming Night is so great, i'm glad they're getting some love here too:)
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papp diin wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 3:52 am Homotopy to Marie was a huge
I didn't know anybody, and there was a funny smell.

NWW. First project to turn patently disturbed and disturbing disembodied faux innocent child voices into riffs.

and there was a funny smell

The much later Surveillance Lounge registers like victory lap, or possibly Nurse doing Nurse. Even without the title. And the artwork.

and there was a funny smell
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Don't be naïve, darling!

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