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I Choose Noise

Posted in music by heliopath on August 11, 2009

If you scroll through my itunes list you will find ample of songs featuring smooth beats below flirtatious melodies, whether its party/hype-up music or chill out/thinking music. But every once in a while I get into a mood where none of those will satisfy my musical thirst. Instead, all I really want is to be smashed in the eardrums with LOUD heavy consistent vibrations. just plain musical noise with little deviations- a slowly morphing fuzz, very few beats or melody but mainly just a chainsaw of sound that surrounds you completely. Dark and Dense. At the right volume it vibrates your body, mind and soul. You can lose yourself in the loud and harshness where within I always manage to find beauty from it somewhere. I can’t really explain it without sounding crazy. So just have a listen and decide for yourself, perhaps its not really for you.

So I have created a compilation of tracks that fit this type of mood. They all lack standard musical structure and do not even really have any drums (with the exception of moderat because apparat & modselektor just can’t resist the temptation to indulge in a little dance beat). I find these songs to be just within the realm of audio tolerance without breaking too many treble or bass barriers that usually cause headaches (the art so loved by noisecore) To me these are still smooth soundscapes that can pleasantly fill your ears.

I Choose Noise

Ben Frost – Theory of Machines
Fuck Buttons – Sweet Love for Planet Earth
Moderat – 3 Minutes of / Nasty Silence
Rachel’s – Even/Odd
Esmerine – Histories Repeating as 1000 Hearts Mend
Tyondai Braxton – A Sentence Worth A Thousand Words
Mogwai – Robot Chant
M83 – By The Kiss
Epic45 – Early 80’s Snowfall
Boards of Canada – Sherbet Head
Burial – Forgive


Theory Of Machines by Ben Frost (first song) is the song that inspired this post. Its exactly what I am going for here. Following him I have put in some other songs that I feel capture that intense craving I get from time to time. Its so loud and crunchy but something about it eventually becomes so beautiful to me. I was extremely tempted to throw in my ol favorite “birth and death of day (Jesu Remix)” because I find that one puts me in a trance as well, but I thought id save the repeat. Also there’s too much drums and normalcy. I hope it works for you and you find that you are able to lose yourself in an odd meditative sensation. Be sure to check the order of songs for best experience.

on a side note, Fuck Buttons

are coming up with something new, I am quite excited. A little teaser clip can be found here.