6 thoughts on “People Who Do Noise

  1. Thanks for posting this! I used to Live in Portland and used to go see some of these guys at the Foodhole around the time this film was made. I was a bit of a skeptic about this kind of art until I saw it live. Like all artists there are good ones and there are bad ones. But when I saw my first real good noise act I "got it" It evoked an almost complete void of emotion. Almost the opposite of a good song. Tough to describe. This isn't for everyone, but even if you don't like the noise, it is interesting from a synthesis standpoint. These guys build all sorts of crazy contraptions. I wish the film would have focused more on that.
    Thanks for bringing back some great memories from a great time!

  2. i really kinda hate listening to noise music…but man is it fun to play! it's weird to have fun performing something but to not want to listen to it!

  3. Not my kind of music or sound but still total respect and I really enjoyed this movie.

    What I liked best is that they clearly show you how "easy" it all is. Better put: they show it very clearly that what may look easy to you (or /sound/ easy!) doesn't always have to /be/ easy to create.

    SURE… You see a bunch of "weirdo's" not making music but noise (duh). How hard can it be? Well; try for yourself and then we'll talk again. Classic and BRILLIANT example IMO.

    I like that bit of abstraction, even though I don't really care for the sound material here.

  4. there is a great quote in music, you can't polish a turd, there is a lot of people trying!!
    Over produced critically bland music that has no dynamics, nothing fucked up to grab you.
    Noise for the sake of noise can be brilliant. To tax a sound system with extreme frequencies is about as good as life gets……………looking like a cunt is another matter entirely!!!

  5. I loved it. Listen carefully, there is a lot of interesting things going with texture, density, colour, lots of hidden listening pleasure.



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