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March 18, 2013 8:57 PM   Subscribe


 
hahahahah what?
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 9:27 PM on March 18, 2013


there are so many great ones to link to (ayler, tibet, la monte young), but aphex twin made me laugh very hard. I mean, it is his defining physical characteristic...
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 9:30 PM on March 18, 2013


I don't really watch South Park but I would totally watch the episode with the Residents.
posted by egypturnash at 9:40 PM on March 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


the only one on my initial mental checklist that seemed missing turned out to be the very first one (Merzbow), on the last page... of 21 pages! There are SO MANY.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 9:41 PM on March 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


It just so happens that South Park is sort of playing in the background while I am looking a this post.


It sort of highlights how much I love some of these artists, and how really not edgy South Park is.

The Jack Rose image just reminded me.
posted by louche mustachio at 9:41 PM on March 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


These are two worlds that should not have collided.
posted by davebush at 9:43 PM on March 18, 2013


HOLY SHIT I TOTALLY KNOW THESE GUYS


Accurate!
posted by louche mustachio at 9:46 PM on March 18, 2013




What a weird project.
posted by mr_roboto at 9:49 PM on March 18, 2013


OK after this I am done but one of the most incredible sets I have ever played in my life was doing video for Chris Corsano and Joe McPhee. I was incredibly nervous, but the whole thing was transcendent, every element just beautiful from start to finish. Virtuosity, spontaneity and serendipity. Chills.

I have met some of your Noise Park friends. Some of them are pretty great.



some of them are dicks
posted by louche mustachio at 10:09 PM on March 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


It sort of highlights how much I love some of these artists, and how really not edgy South Park is.

let us not forget Stan from south park was (allegedly) named after experimental film demigod Stan Brakhage, who was, weirdly, Stone and Parker's film school teacher, and the visual equivalent of some of these noise / experimental artists.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 10:10 PM on March 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


There's enough overlap between this and my musical tastes that on average it's only like one per page who I even know who they are. And about half that many I would actually listen to on purpose. And it's only about half of those that I have any idea what they look like. About half of them, I slavishly buy every single thing that they ever release.
posted by aubilenon at 10:18 PM on March 18, 2013



let us not forget Stan from south park was (allegedly) named after experimental film demigod Stan Brakhage, who was, weirdly, Stone and Parker's film school teacher



whoa


I wonder how they did in his class?
posted by louche mustachio at 10:21 PM on March 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Now let's hear all of their interpretations of the SP theme song.
posted by pernoctalian at 10:30 PM on March 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


The Residents picture is terrific.
posted by Spatch at 10:31 PM on March 18, 2013


This is one of those projects that I'd think up when I'm faded. I invariably would wake up the next day and ask myself, "Why would I ever waste my time on something like that?". Still, bully for the creator of this, good on them.

The South Park-Rotten Milk likeness is somehow very uncanny.
posted by coolxcool=rad at 11:56 PM on March 18, 2013


Dude, and right at the top is my buddy, Shattered Hymen.
posted by LMGM at 11:56 PM on March 18, 2013


I see Coil and Diamnada Galas, and David Tibet
This is a wider definition of noise than I use.
I mean Kraftwerk?
Jean Michel Jarre?

And couldn't even find Boyd Rice.
posted by Mezentian at 12:02 AM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I wasn't sure how to frame it because I recognized maybe 5 entries but I really love the look of them and I knew some MeFites would get it/love it.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 12:33 AM on March 19, 2013


Aw!

Boris is so cute!

I just wanna pinch their widdle cheeks!

Who's my favorite Japanese doom/drone noise band? You are! Yes you are!
posted by BitterOldPunk at 1:10 AM on March 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


Crack: We Are Rock was electroclash at its shallowest and most forgettable, and considering the nature of the genre that's no small feat.
posted by item at 1:59 AM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


...which is to say: interesting inclusion.
posted by item at 2:00 AM on March 19, 2013


Boyd Rice is in there--hell, so's Costes.

This is kind of awesome.
posted by hototogisu at 2:38 AM on March 19, 2013


Southeastern Michigan/Bulb Records is well represented - Magas, Pete Larsen, Aaron Dilloway, Quintron - needs more Wolf Eyes.
posted by to sir with millipedes at 5:19 AM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Aww, it's a tiny Bob Moog!

I about fell out of my chair when I came to Luigi Russolo.

And Sunn O))) !
posted by Foosnark at 5:33 AM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yep I find Boyd on Page 11, after TG and Mr(s) P'Orridge(s).
posted by Mezentian at 6:21 AM on March 19, 2013


louche mustachio: "Somehow I suspected these two would be kickin it"

Oh man - I think GG Allin, too!

I wouldn't consider some of these noise (of course - minimalist composers and idm etc... are included) I was disappointed that I didn't see any Venetian Snares at the very least, even if not Autechre. I also think I'd love to see a version of Computer Jesus Refrigerator in this form.

And the dude with the chicken head, that's the melodica dude, right? (no, I'm not that stupid, don't even dignify that with a reply ;))
posted by symbioid at 6:42 AM on March 19, 2013


The Gerogerigegege one is perfect.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 7:18 AM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


no John Cage?
posted by cherryflute at 7:24 AM on March 19, 2013


The grumpy sandbag-eyed white guy on the cover of The Wire sums it up perfectly.
posted by Theta States at 7:27 AM on March 19, 2013


Hah, nice. Reminds me of the time Sonic Youth showed up on The Simpsons and I kept expecting The Fall or The Dead C. to drop in.
posted by porn in the woods at 8:08 AM on March 19, 2013


Boris is totally the best one.

Boyd Rice is definitely in there.

Somehow I suspected these two would be kickin it

I was fortunate(?) enough to see a Costes show a bunch of years ago. This is a perfectly accurate depiction.

I don't think anyone should feel bad for not recognizing most of these. As an industrial music nerd I'm passingly familiar with the noise/avant-garde scene, and I only know who maybe 10% of these people are.
posted by neckro23 at 8:51 AM on March 19, 2013


I don't think anyone should feel bad for not recognizing most of these. As an industrial music nerd I'm passingly familiar with the noise/avant-garde scene, and I only know who maybe 10% of these people are

Same here. Some of them are not listed under their act names, which is a little odd. For example, Daniel Lopatin is not listed as Oneohtrix Point Never.

I was disappointed that I didn't see any Venetian Snares

I'm pretty sure he's in there, but search doesn't seem to work to verify.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 9:47 AM on March 19, 2013


It's nice that these are now showing up when you do an image search for some of the lessor known musicians, so those who never got it together to take a publicity photo or create a myspace page now have some sort of presence online.
posted by hydrophonic at 10:46 AM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wow, talk about commitment! For the ones I recognize, it really is spot on, but man, I would have gotten bored and quit updating after about a week.
posted by mysterpigg at 11:24 AM on March 19, 2013


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