The Newest Noise, Vol. 1

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Some killer new noise and other weird stuff came out recently. Listen to it, or don’t. Your call. (Ed. Note: Persuasive!)

Let’s start things off with a bang: there is a new Swallowing Bile track streaming on Heathen Harvest and it’s terrifying. When Corpsegrinder spins his schlocky B-movie tales of over-the-top mass murders, you can’t help but laugh. Ethan Ebeling’s delivery in this “song” is the polar opposite. Rarely does one hear such forceful, hateful anger in any music. To quote Die Song, “this is not a threat. This is a promise.” A release date has yet to be announced, but you can download previous Swallowing Bile material here.

Stream “Never Again” here.


Speaking of Die Song, they’ve really been on a roll lately with some incredible releases. First off is “IX – XI – MMXIII” by Crawl. This is some serious DOOM. The track’s a little long but is worth a full listen whenever you get a chance to totally immerse yourself in the choking atmosphere.


Next we have some wailing dark ambient from Verzögerungsblüte off the new album Trinität. I’ll be honest with you, if you’re not already a fan of this style, the opening of this track isn’t likely to win you over. Around the eight and a half minute mark, though, low white noise starts to fade in like a howling wind, followed by some percussion which heralds the arrival of what can only be described as a muted thundering of sludgy black metal aggression.


Our last track on the Die Song front is VVeltschmerz’s “Скоро Бог” off their new tape Врз Нашата Пепел. This is some filthy power electronics based on low, distorted bass tones and tortured screams. If you liked that Swallowing Bile track you need to jump onboard.

 


Now for a name some of you may know: Tiny Mix Tapes has premiered the second track from Botanist’s new album, VI: Flora, “Stargazer.” If you’ve heard any of Botanist’s past work, you know what to expect: blasting, blown-out drums with chiming dulcimers and snarling, raspy vocals. The treasure here, though, is what’s new: the continued additions of piano and bass and a further exploration of the spacey atmospheres of tracks like “Quoth Azalea, the Demon” off 2012’s III: Doom in Bloom/Allies call to mind the work of Jesu. VI: Flora is available for preorder from the Flenser here.

 


Lastly I’d like to shine some light on an artist few may know. Cvlt Nation have begun a new series called “Avant Anomalies of the Month” focusing “on the extreme, avant-garde music that most metallers are either afraid to check out or are just ignorant of them [sic].” Tim Feeney is a percussionist from Alabama of whom I’ve long been a fan, and yet until Utmu sent me the piece on Cvlt Nation I had no idea he had a new solo album out, and on Weighter Recordings, no less. Check out an excerpt from Caroline below:

I hope you all enjoyed this roundup of recent releases in styles some of you may only peripherally be aware of. Did I miss anything? Do you think I’m pretentious? Do you hate me for liking stuff that can only sort of be called music? Call me names in the comments below.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Excellent featured image. tinyurl.com/mcdyywp

  • Tyree

    I’m diggin Verzögerungsblüte. It’s got the hair on the back of my neck standing up,

  • I’ve never been able to get into Botanist before, but this is working for me.

    • Christian Molenaar

      Check out his last album, IV: Mandragora. The first two tracks are pretty gnarly but after that it gets real pretty. I mentioned it in the post but if you like that song check out “Quoth Azalea, the Demon” from III: Doom in Bloom.

  • Xan

    I know basically nothing about noise as a whole. I’ve been trying to expand my musical palate but I keep running into shitty bands. I’m digging most of these bands. Great article!

  • W.

    Dear Christian, I hate your stinking guts. You make me vomit. You’re scum between my toes! Love, Dubya.

    Seriously though, I really like Botanist, but I think I’m a bit behind on his releases.

    • Christian Molenaar

      I was wary of including Botanist (and Tim Feeney) because it’s not *really* noise, but I couldn’t foresee anyone else writing about him so I made room.

      • Keegan Lavern Still

        Otrebor is a man after my own heart.

      • Just so we’re on the same page – that Tim Feeney track is a sampled washing machine and/or dishwasher, right?

        • Christian Molenaar

          Very funny, ya meathead. On the real, think solo percussion is a tragically underrealized genre, and I’m sure our boy Stockhausen (wherever he is) would agree. Ches Smith from Secret Chiefs 3/Madlove/Xiu Xiu/Trio-Convulsant/a ton of other bands put out a great (free) album called Noise to Men that’s worth checking out.
          http://www.chessmith.com/noisetomen.html

          • W.

            Stocky is at bandcamp.

          • Tyree

            Bandcamp is a good place to be.

          • Deputy Dipshit

            This one time at bandcamp..

          • Christian Molenaar

            Then he must be slacking in his duties, because he commented above!

  • That Stargazer track is a jam! Investigating the seedier items now…

  • Deputy Dipshit

    Can you hear me now? Am I auto-spam still?

    • W.

      Loud and clear.

    • Guppusmaximus

      Your comments will always be spam it’s just that Joe turned off the filter…ZIIINNGGGAAAHHH!!!! j/k :>()

      • Deputy Dipshit

        NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! 😛

        • Guppusmaximus

          GOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!! :O)

    • Negrodamus

      Something good came out of that, too, though.

      • Deputy Dipshit

        Deputy Dipshit is legendary and hard to let go of :

        • Negrodamus

          The man, the legend, the Deputy!

          • Deputy Dipshit

            My trigger finger is always ready for the flush!

          • Guppusmaximus

            If you had a sensor then you wouldn’t need your finger 😛
            *Ba-Da-Boom-Tiss*

            Edit: Seriously, though, you are the man!

          • Deputy Dipshit

            I prefer my Toilet ov Hell without the walkaway/get-up-from-the-bowl sensor for maximum satisfaction of flushing!

          • Guppusmaximus

            Yes, there’s something to be said about manual labor. I think the Toilet ov Hell deserves a high tank / pull chain. Possibly one strong enough so you can swing on it while flushing all that useless shit:)

    • Poop Mango

      Ah, so I’m not the only one this happened to.

      • Deputy Dipshit

        Nope! Some people’s g-strings got knotted so tight up their ass, the only relief they felt was from reporting Disqus users as spam. Twatwaffles.

        • Poop Mango

          That’s what I thought it was. In their defence, I am kind of a shitheel.

          • Deputy Dipshit

            I dare not say that about Poop mango. Don’t be so hard on yourself!

          • Poop Mango

            Thank you brother, but now I must go! My planet needs me.

            *raises arms to fly away*

            *walks to 7-11 that way*

          • To the Bee Mobile!

  • Crawl is heavy as fuck live! One man band that plays the drums/guitar on a whale spine and burps vocals through an elephant trunk mask thingy.

    • This aroused me.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      I… I must see this live

    • W.

      Oh, that’s the band! I’ve been trying to remember the name for quite some time.

    • Christian Molenaar

      Glad someone knows him! Very worth checking out for those that don’t.

  • Tyree

    Christian, have you heard of “Uncertain”? I like to listen to their album “Glass Fawn” when I’m doing my design work.
    https://uncertain.bandcamp.com/album/glass-fawn

    • Christian Molenaar

      Yes! This album is incredible. I’ve mentioned it to someone on here before but check out Of Earth and Sun, he makes similar ritual ambient-type stuff using primarily bone horns in addition to synths and drum machines. You might also like this Nighttime in the Abyss album (which I did the cover for…heh):
      http://torturecultofficial.bandcamp.com/album/fosforos-a-blazing-black-star

      • Tyree

        Ooooh yes, I’m liking this very much. Thanks man!

      • duuuuuuuuuuude, this must be the sound of being taken across the River Styx by the Grim Reaper. DIG.

        great artwork Christian!

  • CyberneticOrganism

    This site is really an asshole sometimes with the amount of fucking cool music that’s available that I have no time to listen to. Screw you guys. *weeps in corner*

    • easy there CO, we’re going to have to refill your tear reservoir.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        I know now why you cry, but it is something I can never do.

        I can weep though, no probz.

        • W.

          Sentient 6.

        • Stockhausen

          Can you even see anything?

          I. See. Everything.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            I have detailed files on human anatomy.

          • That old stack of Swank magazines?

          • W.

            He got into Conan’s stash.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Negative, that is not a mission priority.

          • do you like to play football? er, i mean HUMAN football?

          • do you like to play football? er, i mean HUMAN football?

  • What just happened to my fucking ears, Christian?!

    • Negrodamus

      I have been dipping my little toe into power electronics and harsh noise, so I have to say I am pretty excited by this article. It has also made me question my priorities in life, but only a little lol

      • Poop Mango

        Hey, ND, I was going to ask, have you ever listened to Oxbow? I’ve been on an Oxbow kick recently, and if you dig Swans and stuff like that, they’d be right up your alley.

        • Negrodamus

          What’s up PM. I believe I have heard the name but I am not sure I have listened to them, is there a particularly good starting point for Oxbow? Swans are tight! Outside of metal I am on a massive Wovenhand kick, too, well his first album on repeat lol

          • Poop Mango

            I enjoy their entire catalogue, but An Evil Heat is my favourite, followed by either Serenade in Red or Narcotic Story. A lot of it is out of print tho and kind of tough to find online but well worth it IMO.

          • Negrodamus

            I found An Evil Heat online!

            I was excited cause music that is hard to find can be rewarding…

          • Negrodamus

            I’m going to play some of it on the way home from the office, now.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            If you like wovenhand you might like current 93.

      • Metaphysical Anus

        Any Whitehouse?

        • Negrodamus

          Christian put me on to Whitehouse. I have checked out a couple of tracks but to be honest I have been having trouble finding their stuff online (without resorting to piracy).

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I don’t have any of their albums, but I hope that one day I’ll find one.

  • RustyShackleford

    Thanks for posting some truly fucking unique shit again Christian. You’re a boss!

  • Kevin Nash and Friends

    This is great music to come out to as entrance music. It may hurt people’s ears, but who cares? I don’t, because I’m the World Heavyweight Quad Tearing Champion of World Championship Quad Tearing. I just beat Scott Steiner for the title yesterday on Monday Night Quadtear. I have a title defense on Thursday on Thursday Night Quad Tearing against Bret Hart, watch it on TBS!

    • Christian Molenaar

      He’s still better at math.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFoC3TR5rzI

      • Kevin Nash and Friends

        I love that promo. It’s the greatest thing ever.

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      if you ever needed only one reason to hate fucking vince mcmahon it’s this.

      • Kevin Nash and Friends

        I still am unhappy with Vince for that.

  • Dental_Damnation

    I didn’t realize your title was as accurate as it is. Not at all like anything I would ever listen to, ever. BUT I DO RESPECT YOU BRO.

    • Christian Molenaar

      I’m just glad you’ve decided to join us <3

      • Dental_Damnation

        Glad to see some interesting write ups on stuff regardless if I’m into it or not. <3 4evr

        • Christian Molenaar

          If you want to write about stuff that you are into, get in touch with Joe!

        • if you want your brain to implode, check out more Christian posts!
          ~Christian Molenaar Facts~

        • if you want your brain to implode, check out more Christian posts!
          ~Christian Molenaar Facts~

    • W.

      Double D! Welcome to the toilet!

      • Dental_Damnation

        Glad to be here! I smelled it from across the way

    • Negrodamus

      Dental Damnation!

  • Randall Thor

    I have to report Tim Feeney for plagiarism, he clearly came into my house and recorded my dishwasher.

  • Krakoukass

    I was expecting some breaking news about Refused, even if they’re not metal.

    • Negrodamus

      Refused is tight.

  • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

    sexy girl on toilet wednesday………

    • Deputy Dipshit

      Thanks Bronan! m/

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        for + 10, 000 points, i know her and have had correspondance, my favorite all natural penthouse pet ever.

        #conan pretend internet girlfriend fax.

        • Negrodamus

          Conan who is that chick?

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            shay laren – penthouse pet june 2006. Also cheri magazine tart of the year. Here she is wearing no makeup !

    • Deputy Dipshit

      Thanks Bronan! m/

  • Metaphysical Anus

    Skullflower is a good noise rock band.

  • Lord Ov Kapsko

    Behold, the flush
    and the awesomeness it holds!

  • actiondonkey

    So your definition of ‘noise’ is different from mine… I’m thinking more like Shining and you’re going the Portal route