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#1
U.S. buyers: No Rent email says something like 20 copies left with no reprint so I suppose if you want a copy now is the time.
#2
GENERAL SOUND DISCUSSION / Re: New interesting releases o...
Last post by WCN - Today at 12:20:17 PM
Coming Spring 2024 on WCN:
JIM HAYNES - Inconsequential CD
PRIMITIVE ISOLATION TACTICS - Time Hole CD
THE RITA - The Alceste CD
TRERIKSRÖSET - Sexregler CD [reissue]

Shortly thereafter:
WCN Podcast 3CD Compilation

Later this year:
OCHU - Dry Routine LP
#3
CLASSIFIED ADS / Re: UPDATE DimeHead Electronic...
Last post by tiny_tove - Today at 11:24:40 AM
price drop on a few things.
gathering new stuff for another sale soon
#4
Quote from: FreakAnimalFinland on February 19, 2024, 08:29:48 AM. Most often as excuses for whatever they have going on in life.

how many non autistic people claim to be?
how many lazy people claim to simply be affected by attention deficit disorder?
how many attention-seeking masochists claim to be into pathological self-harm?
how many self-proclaim to be OCD without never being tested by the real thing?
how many confuse temporary social-anxiety (especially post lockdown) with being unable to get out of your shell/travel/be among people for the real thing?

I've knownn and met people with these issues long before social media thing, before people claimed mental health as a trend on social status and they are completely in a different planet that self-diagnosed gits.

It really pisses me off using alleged mental health issues as a badge of honor and a justification without really being suffering of that. Sure there are several levels of all these issues, and many individuals are functional and semi-functional in society (as said I'm having issues myself at the moment, but I go to work, do my shopping, and care about my agin/ill parents), but I see this fake medicalisation of society both as an excuse and as a need of being part of a weird alternative status/society, necessarry to have a minority status.
The fakes don't behave like the true thing, they simply identify in a caricature of that.
#5
GENERAL SOUND DISCUSSION / Re: Project NAMES?
Last post by Commander15 - Today at 10:06:01 AM
Quote from: FreakAnimalFinland on Today at 09:21:04 AMI have been talking with some artists who started to use their own name that. Main reasons seemed to be not being able to stick to band name. Changing it multiple times and then deciding that own name is something who they are, and it's not like they'd going to change that.
Other reason often seems to be, that you started some kind of project in your teenage years and project name is something when you are in your 40's and tell someone you do this project "Putrid Assgrinder"... it feels just weird. So being somewhat legit & credible sound artist may seem good option.  I reject that idea. I'd rather always see "band name" than artist birth name.

I don't know if it's just me and my brain, but i really struggle to remember artists that operate with their birth name. For example i've always had problems of remembering the names of jazz and free impro artists, as they usually operate under their own names and there shitloads of jazz artists out there. Not so much with the band names, they just seem to stick in my mind better. Maybe there is some symbolic and ideomatic values in play with band names that enable them to stick better?
#6
GENERAL SOUND DISCUSSION / Re: Project NAMES?
Last post by FreakAnimalFinland - Today at 09:21:04 AM
I have been talking with some artists who started to use their own name that. Main reasons seemed to be not being able to stick to band name. Changing it multiple times and then deciding that own name is something who they are, and it's not like they'd going to change that.
Other reason often seems to be, that you started some kind of project in your teenage years and project name is something when you are in your 40's and tell someone you do this project "Putrid Assgrinder"... it feels just weird. So being somewhat legit & credible sound artist may seem good option.  I reject that idea. I'd rather always see "band name" than artist birth name.
#7
I don't normally bother posting reviews but as this one is, to my memory at least, the first and only review seventeen years after it was released it feels a bit special. Soft Option Killing disappeared not long after but I never forgot!

http://1208fullerave.blogspot.com/2024/02/soft-option-killing-every-brutal-act.html
#8
ROCKER #2
Feb 2024
In current "flood" of printed noise publication, one can't complain! I remember back in the day when SI started, there really wasn't much. Night Science, who does issues in very slow tempo. ALAP wasn't out yet. Noise Receptor was coming years later. Amount of small paper zines was almost obsolete. SI name originated from idea of making zine that each issue specializes into some very specific interests. In ways of "only death themed", "only political noise", "only esoteric noise" -kind of way, but sheer lack of frequently published "noise/industrial zine" who'd acknowledge whatever is out there, that's what it became.
Now that we do have multiple zines, I am confident that there would be indeed space and demand for more "generic noise zines" who cover whatever is out there, but curiously each zine we have now, has very much their own identity and way of doing things. Rocker #2, front cover with Racher Slurr of Stroker being urinated on, is pretty strong full color cover image that may not appeal to everybody. You got 74 full color glossy pages inside. Stroker interview, Bananafish boss Seymour Glass doing weird piece on homelessness. Interview with Leila Bordreuil. Orion Lopez artwork, interview with Rusty Kelley and lots of reviews by multiple different writers who have different tastes in noise. You got the neat and dirt.
It is curious element, that each of the interview here kind of starts to lean towards discussion of "being cancelled". Mainly that it is the idea that "we can't do this anymore", "I might be cancelled for this". Most notably in Rusty's interview where man who is responsible for quite a lot of strong and offensive releases, talks in length about his (almost pathological, may I say,) anxiety of people reacting badly on something he puts out. Several times the refer to something when he was "almost cancelled".
In case of Stroker interview, is brought up competition in noise, and all sorts of weird topics. But of course not all about the weird sides of US scene I can't see or relate to from perspective as a Finn.  There is lots of good stuff, DIY gig organizing, noise making, publishing... everybody pretty much cleaning their act, getting out of drug use and getting things done, etc.  Interview are all more of personal discussions and casual discussion do go deeper into things. Even if Stroker is basically only artist here who I have recently listened to, all interview are good to read. Everybody are little bit different sides of the scene, and there is no impression of "small circle", but broader look into scene.
Lots of pages are just black text, one large column in width of entire page.  Two column would be good, and little margins not bad idea either. It is good that its black text on white background. Even if it is full color magazine, I like that they do not go on route of having any textures and background images below text.
In USA, get this exclusively from No Rent.  In Europe, there are multiple distributors.
#10
I liked this episode with Nick Forté. I guess I had no Idea about his involvement with noise. I just knew him to be a member of Raspberry Bulbs, a band in which I absolutely love! I listened to some of his Green Tea stuff and it is a bit "psychedelic" in ways, sort of reminds me of CCCC, which is great! The origins behind the names of not only "Green Tea", but the album titles was interesting. I dunno if I agreed with his frustration over the D.I.Y. scene and the frustrations over the scene of noise being oversaturated, it's still "noise" the people into noise are often running on Judge Dredd theory of jury, judge and executioner, so I don't think it matters how many "artists" spawn from it. It's time that will sort that out, it's not taking away from any other unnoticed "talented artists". Don't agree with him there, but Nick seems like a pretty awesome dude and loved the interview and it brought my attention to the fact he makes noise!