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The underground noise music scene

Posted: February 26th, 2007, by Simon Minter

This from the most recent Volcanic Tongue e-mail update:

“Totally vile artwork on this new ultra-limited handcut lathe courtesy of Nate Young of Wolf Eyes’ AA records from European actionist Andy Bolus. Sound is suitably disgusting noise mong with blasts of automaton crud and a particularly queasy aspect that’s all his own.”

…but can I dance to it? That’s what I’m asking.

You have to love the stupidity/pretentiousness of the underground noise scene at times!

Buy records here: Volcanic Tongue

Simon Minter

Simon joined diskant after falling on his head from a great height. A diskant legend in his own lifetime Simon has risen up the ranks through a mixture of foolhardiness and wit. When not breaking musical barriers with top pop combo Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element or releasing records in preposterously exciting packaging he relaxes by looking like Steve Albini.


8 Responses to The underground noise music scene

  1. Chris Summerlin

    I don’t think you ‘have to love it’ at all. It’s fucking rampant capitalism gone mad. The end of the world no less. People buying objects through association, it’s not even people buying music as often the items are unplayable. It’s commercial fetishisation of an object.
    I wonder what David Keenan’s opinion of “disgusting noise mong with blasts of automaton crud” was when he was in 18 Wheeler?

  2. David Stockwell

    You also forgot to mention that said lathe cut was £17!

  3. Chris Summerlin

    If Maggie Thatcher made music it’d be noise mulch on cassettes packaged in dog skulls and gold that cost a million pounds to buy.

  4. marceline

    That mailout is beyond parody now. I lasted two weeks of it before I unsubscribed in a fit of rage not dissimilar to the above.

  5. Ben

    Re; Thatcher quote – fantastic. Can I use that in an upcoming rant against this kind of guff?

    I thought Volcanic Tongue was great when I discovered it, and will give them their dues for providing me with a bunch of genuinely worthwhile stuff I’d never have found elsewhere at a reasonable price, but yes, my musical taste has gone on a bit of a 180 degree u-turn recently as regards much of this stuff, and the cooler-than-thou tone of those mailouts combined with the prevalence of god-awful, soulless, lazy prick-with-a-distortion-pedal crap sold for mucho £££ on account of it’s supposed mysterioso “bet YOU don’t have one!” underground-ness kinda turns my stomach.

  6. Chris Summerlin

    Use what you like…you should have been in the boozer last night arguing with Belgian Pete about it. We put the world to rights I tell you.

  7. Anonymous

    hmm.. i’ve got some good stuff from there a few times that would be near impossible finding elsewhere. yeah, the mail out makes confuses me too, but just dont read it..
    diskant is so hateful these days!

  8. Anonymous

    i can’t even believe DK can listen to half this crap anyway!