Six Noises EOY ’16: Outliers, Experimentalists, and Psychedelic Voyagers

I’m not entirely sure how to describe the pool of albums below. It’s somewhat of a mishmash of the avant-garde and alternative albums that I enjoyed the most in 2016. Although, avant-garde always sounds so pretentious, doesn’t it? I don’t think I’m a music snob, but I guess we all are to a degree. I’m just as happy listening to trashy 80s hair metal as I am heavily conceptual sound art. But I do like a lot of unorthodox... Read More

Bastard Noise & Sickness: Death’s Door

Harsh noise is a hard sell. It’s deliberately challenging, demanding and punishing, and most people don’t even consider it to be music at all. That includes people who’ll happily listen to warp-speed grindcore, gruelling sewage sludge, or the rawest black metal. But it often seems like noise is just a step too far. If you’re in that camp, then you’re going to hate what sonic executioners Bastard Noise and Sickness have cooked up on their... Read More