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yes, they started up again (they were down for a while). try these:

 

http://brainwashed.com/

 

http://noisemuzakreview.blog.com/

 

http://hellorainbowbridge.blogspot.com/ <-- they also distro

 

http://touchingextremes.wordpress.com/

 

http://esoterrorist.com/

 

http://auxiliaryout.blogspot.com/

 

http://decaycast.wordpress.com/ <-- not sure if they're still taking submission. their main site seems to be down (?)

 

hope that helps

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^^ ha! i know that guy 'faker'. he used to release music under the name

Sweet! Well tell him I think his Spasm Death album is rad.

 

 

 

This guy was the first to review my noise album debut. I emailed him and within 24 hours he responded with the review itself. He's really enthusiastic about the scene and appreciates a wide variety of music, though harsh noise seems to be more his preference. Definitely send to him. He also runs Red Venice Records.

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yes, they started up again (they were down for a while). try these:

 

http://brainwashed.com/

 

http://noisemuzakreview.blog.com/

 

http://hellorainbowbridge.blogspot.com/ <-- they also distro

 

http://touchingextremes.wordpress.com/

 

http://esoterrorist.com/

 

http://auxiliaryout.blogspot.com/

 

http://decaycast.wordpress.com/ <-- not sure if they're still taking submission. their main site seems to be down (?)

 

hope that helps

 

hey cool thank you, ill check these out for sure. I'm forever banished/banned from Brainwashed because of the Coil Scatology parody record i made 15 years ago, the guy who runs the site is an expert in grudge-holding. If only I was a hot ex porn star who listened to Throbbing Gristle, then maybe i could sway myself into his good graces

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^^ ha! i know that guy 'faker'. he used to release music under the name

Sweet! Well tell him I think his Spasm Death album is rad.

 

 

 

This guy was the first to review my noise album debut. I emailed him and within 24 hours he responded with the review itself. He's really enthusiastic about the scene and appreciates a wide variety of music, though harsh noise seems to be more his preference. Definitely send to him. He also runs Red Venice Records.

 

 

do you happen to have a physical mailing address? I usually send out physicals first and then do a digital promo about a week later

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I just sent him an email asking for the physical address, will let you know when i get it.

 

Also, when I read brainwashed demo submission policy my first thought was "fuck these guys", so I'm not surprised to hear they're dicks. Any site that deals with underground music but will only pay attention to artists on established labels is pretty lame in my books.

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my attitude towards them before they literally banned my IP address from their website (when i had a static ip cable modem circa 1997)
they always seemed more of a fan-boy institution. The guy who ran it was an early internet / music website adopter and he had good taste in music. I think more than anything he just happened to be there at the right time, and by making friends with and reaching out to all his favorite (but really obscure) bands at the time (Also building internet communities devoted to them, like the Coil Mailing list) he carved out what ended up being a pretty sizable chunk of internet real- estate. A lot of these bands are now more popular than ever, like the Swans or Coil. It's almost like someone who bought apple stock in the really early days and who's basically cashed out enjoying the riches. It's just odd to me a site 15 years later has a 50% focus on their favorite bands. It sort of ends up being like one giant circle jerk. I enjoy the review of stuff that I haven't heard of, i just wish there was more of it and less of a fanboy worship of bands like TG, Coil, and NWW.

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my attitude towards them before they literally banned my IP address from their website (when i had a static ip cable modem circa 1997)

they always seemed more of a fan-boy institution. The guy who ran it was an early internet / music website adopter and he had good taste in music. I think more than anything he just happened to be there at the right time, and by making friends with and reaching out to all his favorite (but really obscure) bands at the time (Also building internet communities devoted to them, like the Coil Mailing list) he carved out what ended up being a pretty sizable chunk of internet real- estate. A lot of these bands are now more popular than ever, like the Swans or Coil. It's almost like someone who bought apple stock in the really early days and who's basically cashed out enjoying the riches. It's just odd to me a site 15 years later has a 50% focus on their favorite bands. It sort of ends up being like one giant circle jerk. I enjoy the review of stuff that I haven't heard of, i just wish there was more of it and less of a fanboy worship of bands like TG, Coil, and NWW.

 

I have brainwashed bookmarked and I was laughing about their "worst and best stuff show" for 2012.

I can't take brainwash that serious since -as you stated correctly- most stuff gets hyped over the top. Most boomkat reviews also suffer from this problem. I normally enjoy personal recommendations more than reading a website review.

 

As for noise, I found the Urashima and Menstrual Recordings label very worth to be checked out. I am a big fan of Maurizio Bianchi and both labels re-issues the rare stuff from him for very fair prices. Urashima is a bit different and features more underground culture stuff while Menstrual is making the older 80ties noise scene accessible.

 

Robbie, do you have still copies of the CD with the R&G piece for sale?

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do you happen to have a physical mailing address? I usually send out physicals first and then do a digital promo about a week later

 

e-mail them at [email protected]

 

always best to establish first that they're still accepting submissions for review as many of these blogs/sites usually close shop with no announcement

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hey NEbraksa, just wanted to give my thanks for providing such excellent resources. I feel pretty great about the promos i just sent out and managed to get physical addresses for all of those (if you or Zephyr want them as well pm me)

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nice, didn't realize Heathen Harvest was still active. Nebraska, do you know of any other halfway decent noise/experimental/ambient blogs or online magazines/review sites? I'm trying to find places I've overlooked for sending out my new record which is borderline noise and I'm coming up empty.

 

 

I'd recommend these two as well

 

http://muhmur.blogspot.com/

 

http://radiofreemidwich.wordpress.com/

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Pretty great youtube channel here for recordings of live noise performances. Theres a

for some decently recorded video footage of the Extreme Ritual festival with Phurpa, TNB, Raionbashi, Dave Philips, Rudolf Eb.er, Junko etc. Also one for the
festival with Pain Jerk, Kevin Drumm, Incapacitants, Hijokaidan, NWW sets etc. Lovely stuff!
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Been listening to the Zeitkratzer series of live recordings called Electronics. Zeitkratzer is sort of a modern classical ensemble (judging by the instruments) and they've collaborated with Keiji Haino (singer/guitarist), Karsten Nicolai (alva noto) and others. Especially the Karsten Nicolai album is nice.

 

(but they've also got some harsher stuff)

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is that the one where they covered whitehouse songs? that was a fantastic record. i also loved that they tackled some stockhausen material but i'm not sure how much they followed his instructions for preparation (like not sleeping or eating for 3 days or whatever it was)

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is that the one where they covered whitehouse songs? that was a fantastic record. i also loved that they tackled some stockhausen material but i'm not sure how much they followed his instructions for preparation (like not sleeping or eating for 3 days or whatever it was)

They have an album called 'Whitehouse', guess that's the one you mean? I have it here but not really listened to it.

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speaking of whitehouse, you guys should check out maurizio bianchi. i like some of his music though he has a very clinical approach to noise

 

You're a good boy. He released a lot of records, the one I prefer is Armaghedon.

I recommend to listen Atrax Morgue, if you like MB's style.

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I dig some of the older MB. Symphony for a genocide is essential. Voyeur Tape, Neuro Habitat and Regal are great too. Heard he's stopped making music again and become a Jehovah's Witness

 

yes, the last of eighties was armaghedon, he stopped from 1988 to the first half of 90s. He currently releases some records as limited edition tapes/cds (e.g. dioxi, m. plus t who featured Atrax Morgue), but personally I don't like very much his new era.

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I dig some of the older MB. Symphony for a genocide is essential. Voyeur Tape, Neuro Habitat and Regal are great too. Heard he's stopped making music again and become a Jehovah's Witness

 

yes, the last of eighties was armaghedon, he stopped from 1988 to the first half of 90s. He currently releases some records as limited edition tapes/cds (e.g. dioxi, m. plus t who featured Atrax Morgue), but personally I don't like very much his new era.

 

 

menstrualrecordings is an italian label taking care of re-issues and new editions. They just released his come.org albums, sadly sadly the ones overlaid with nazi speeches. There is no "clean" version of his early albums (and he doesn't counted them to his official discography before) simply because the tapes sent to come.org/Whitehouse aren't there anymore. An interesting sidenote is, that most of MBs albums are recorded on simple cassette tapes and there is a good amount of mastering needed to get them sounding good enough for modern times.

 

Urashima is another label and has also re-released the Sacher-Pelz tapes first time on vinyl.

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I downloaded some MB a while back, but it sounds like the mp3s were taken from a tape that had been worn out, on stereo with a lot of its own EQ coloration added, random panning added... So I gave up trying to appreciate it as it sounded like shit and probably wasn't supposed to.

 

I finally heard some Pain Jerk. The collab he did with Dogliveroil is top notch. Trashware is decent, though much less impressive, sort of following the same trajectory as mid 90's Merzbow, but a much drier sound. Wasn't a big fan of John Wiese collab, surprisingly.

 

I'm really digging Emil Beaulieu's stuff right now. Anti Performance is excellent, wish I knew what year it was. Discogs doesn't know either.

 

But my greatest new find would have to be TEF:

Fucking awesome.

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