It Only Gets Worse: Angels

Prolific Dutch musician Maurice de Jong is famed for conjuring nightmarish visions with his black metal/harsh noise project Gnaw Their Tongues. It’s not all dissonant exploits for de Jong though. He also delves into shoegaze, drone, and avant-garde electronics with his other solo and collaborative ventures. But whether he’s making music that’s extreme or ethereal, de jong’s always shown great skill in sculpting sounds that unnerve. Matt Finney... Read More

End of the Alphabet Records: Updates and Favourites

In September 2014, New Zealand-based End of the Alphabet Records issued their first digital and tape release, NoFi Rainbow Vol.1. That compilation featured tracks from up-and-coming noise and drone artists alongside well-known members of New Zealand’s avant-garde music community, such as Antony Milton, Campbell Kneale, Bruce Russell, and End of the Alphabet Records’ founder, Noel Meek. NoFi Rainbow Vol.1 was welcomingly received both at home... Read More

Stone Angels—Within the Witch

Stone Angels—Within the Witch We all lean on music in troubled times. And I think we can all agree that heavy metal provides the perfect forum to vent life’s frustrations. But it’s one thing to listen to music as a means of escape; it’s a whole other scenario to create music as a means to understand the legacy of unforeseen tragedy. Stone Angels are from Christchurch, New Zealand, a city that was left devastated by two huge earthquakes—with... Read More

Sutekh Hexen—Larvae

 Sutekh Hexen—Larvae  Sutekh Hexen are a blackened noise outfit from San Francisco, California, which sounds simple enough. ‘Blackened’—we all know what that means. Frenetic tremolo riffing, evil intent, and astringent vocals. And ‘noise’—that’s also easy to define. Gloriously harsh and atonal cacophonies. It seems like a basic equation, but as with any acquired taste, and Sutekh Hexen are definitely one of those,... Read More

Rory Storm—Yet Another Monument To… Noise

All images courtesy: lucy-my-control Rory Storm is an experimental/noise artist whose work reflects the dichotomy of modernity. He lives in a house that sits on a rocky shoreline with a beautiful view over a vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. Rory knows he is lucky. He appreciates what he has. He loves his wife, his baby, his friends and his family, but Rory also knows the world is falling apart. He watches it disintegrate a little bit more each... Read More