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As Loud As Possible is a dense, perfect-bound UK-based magazine that debuted in late fall of 2010 to explore Noise music and culture with articles, interviews and reviews with both seminal and newly emerging sound artists that specialize in atonal sonic brutality. With ear-splitting frequencies and crumbling avalanches of layered sound, harsh noise is a provocative brand of sound art that frequently fascinates as much as it alienates. But in defence of this raging racket, I will say that Noise is one of the most conceptually rich forms of ‘music’, although it has none of the typical trappings or pretensions of music, except that it uses sound to create an emotional response.
“Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock: “Artaud, Aktionkunst, Abreaction and Eb.er” : texts by Alice Kemp, accompanied by new drawings from Rudolf Eb.er, and a detailed “Aktiongraphy”.
The Broken Flag Story: An extensive indepth interview with Gary Mundy, covering the career of Ramleh, the complete output of his legendary Broken Flag record label, and also featuring new interviews with the artists responsible for those releases, including: Maurizio Bianchi, Unkommuniti, Mauthausen Orchestra, Satori, Controlled Bleeding, Irritant, JFK, Mauro Teho Teardo (M.T.T.), Con-Dom Sigillum S, Agog, Giancarlo Toniutti, Vortex Campaign, Le Syndicat, Krang and many more, plus unseen artwork and photographs.
No Fun: Festival curator Carlos Giffoni talk about the New York festival's past, present and future, and covers his work with the No Fun Productions label. The Politics of HNW: The Rita’s Sam McKinlay talks about the obsessive nature of the harsh-head. Includes a list of Sam's essential Wall Noise picks spanning the past two decades. An excellent introduction to wall-riding.
30 Years of The Haters: G.X. Jupitter - Larsen provides a personal history, as well as a delineation of his ideas, methods, and tricks accrued over three decades. The inside story from the man who has made entropy his life's work. Putrefier: An interview with Mark Durgan, covering his twenty years in the UK's wilderness, from Birthbiter's heyday to the present-day. Includes reminiscences from Andy Bolus about their infamous duo project, Olympic Shit Man! Sewer Election: Sweden's loudest, Dan Johansson talks about his music, ideas, art and running a tape label. Interview by Mikko Aspa of Grunt.
Zone Nord: An album -by- album look at the discography of this retired French noise legend, including brief commentary from Mr Zone Nord himself, Jean-Luc Angles.
Apraxia: An interview with Patrick Barber, the man behind the label. Covers the output of this legendary label who released Blowhole, Prick Decay, Small Cruel Party and others in the early '90s.
Cheapmachines: An interview with London sound-sculpter and all-'round sonic chameleon Phil Julian.
Climax Denial: An interview with this Milwaukee-based Power Electronics lecher, including an album-by-album analysis.
Alien Brains, Storm Bugs and Anti-Messthetics: A study of the non-careers of two early eighties UK outfits that were very much connected. Includes input from some of the key players, plus lots of vintage artwork.
Interchange: A look at this influential UK fanzine from the mid-80s, plus an interview with its creator, John Smith. Tunnel Canary: G. X. Jupitter - Larsen tells us about his first memories in Vancouver of this volatile bunch. IDES: An overview of the primary output of this American tape label, and an interview with its owner, Nicole Chambers.
Classic Albums: A regular feature dedicated to both in-depth analysis and memories of overlooked but not forgotten gems from yesteryear. Issue #1 features articles on The Lemon Kittens (We Buy A Hammer For Daddy), XX Committee (Network) and RJF (Greater Success In Apprehensions & Convictions). A collection of thoughts and interviews, including an exclusive interview with ex- XX front-man, Scott Foust. Opinion Columns: A regular feature from a rotating pool of participatory players with the music they ponder. Includes John Olson (Wolf Eyes), Andy Ortmann (Panicsville), Mikko Aspa (Grunt), Steve Underwood (Harbinger Sound), Hicham Chadly (Nashazphone), Jonas Kellagher (Segerhuva), C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) and Mark Wharton (Idwal Fisher) amongst others. Covering artists including Masonna, Vomir, and The Black Phelgm, and ranging from Bizarre Uproar all the way to Christian bluegrass bluegrass music! Extensive reviews section. Back cover artwork by Richard Rupenus (The New Blockaders).