Viva Negativa! A Tribute To The New Blockaders Vol. II
Label: Auf Abwegen
Volume II in a series of UK / European / US and Japanese artists' tributesto the pioneering UK Noise group The New Blockaders including exclusivetracks by : Asmus Tietchens, RLW, Achim Wollscheid, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, Sudden Infant, Dave Philips, Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, Kommissar Hjuler, Mama Baer, Freiband, Vortex Campaign, Grunt, Lasse Marhaug, Jerome Noetinger, Christian Renou, Pita, Giancarlo Toniutti, Zbigniew Karkowski, Alexei Borisov, Cisfinitum, etc. Artwork by Richard Rupenus (TNB). The New Blockaders are a group who, more than any other, define the essenceof true Noise music both in art and in act. Their influence on the currentcrop of popular crossover Noise artists such as Prurient and Wolf Eyes isimmeasurable. Emerging at the beginning of the 1980s alongside theIndustrial grind of Throbbing Gristle and the harsh, abrasive PowerElectronics of Whitehouse, TNB stood out through a purity of vision. Theirfirst record, 1982's Changez Les Blockeurs, is noise in its most rudimentaryform: metallic grating sounds and analogue feedback redefined what could beclassified as music. Its abstract form and Dadaist construction challengedall that had appeared before. It's anti-music approach presented a recordingcloser to the theory-driven work of Einsturzende Neubauten than theirsupposed contemporaries.They would appear rarely and when they did it wouldbe in anonymity. The records would emerge even more infrequently with littleinformation and in tiny runs. Collaborations in recent years with artistssuch as Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Merzbow have bough their anti-sound to a younger and diverse audience. The metal-bashing of K2, the awkwardness of Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, the density of Macronympha and theabrasiveness of Merzbow all owe something to the anti-music of TNB. They cantruly be credited as pioneers of Noise music as we know it today. Reissue of parts of the LP box on VoD, with some extra tracks by Jerome Noetinger, Kommissar Hjuler and more.' Note from the label.
Cat. number: AATP28