On October 21st 2014 something wonderful happened: After a Glitch on behalf of iTunes 8 Seconds of White Noise were released under the somewhat cryptic title “Track 3″ but by rather well known Artist Taylor Swift.
Now while some Trend-Spotters have predicted a rise in popularity for the Noise Genre, it was apparently only through the help of an artist well established in another genre that finally a Noise track made it to #1 in the charts. Yes, you read that correctly, as uncountable newsoutlets and blogs report
Well, WE, the international Noise scene realized quickly that Taylor Swift is nothing short of a pioneer and thus decided to pay tribute.
Swift Noise – is a Tribute Compilation in progress and a Soundcloud Group where Noisemakers near and far are invited to contribute their 8 Sec long “Tribute to when Taylor Swift brought Noise to #1 in the Canadian Charts” compilation
it’s the beauty of the Glitch!
it’s ‘Pataphysics all over again – not only was it unintentional, but we can also see the pataphysical concept of Szyzygy at work: The Pun, for as Thibault Autheman who suggested the title pointed thusly out, it all started with a Swift Noise…
Thus, Noisemakers (and Discordian Popes):
– everybody submit their 8 Second of white noise!!!
For now: Upload to Soundcloud and share to Group:
email to: email@example.com
There’s a tentative deadline of 31-Oct. 2014, but stay tuned to stay posted…
A Facebook Event has been created here.
Spread the news to all Noiseheads worldwide – Let’s all be heard for 8 Seconds!!
… with it Dystopian Dub Discotheque, a new digital label for dubnihilism and fringe dub freshly founded and maintained by yours truly as an after-effect of the Dystopian Dub Developments… And what better way to get things rolling that with Nonjah Tunes 3?!
So, in time for the Philosopher‘s 170th Birthday, via Röcken, Naumburg, Basel and Milan we arrive at Volume 3 and with it at another, maybe even more whateveristic, milestone for dubnihilism:
While Nonjah Tunes 1 and Nonjah Tunes 2 were released on Digital Vomit Records, having been compiled via an open call of their forum, DV’s Cease to Exist – or at least Persist-move of recent made it seem appropriate to have Nonjah Tunes 3 as the first of the series to be released on my own brand new dub label Dystopian Dub Discotheque. And as its inaugural release:
Once again, via an open call for submissions, we arrived at a great compilation of interesting music following a loose definition of Dub or Dubnihilism, but even one or two tracks slightly beyond the fringes of dub; a challenging but entertaining listening experience:
1.Autonomaton – Atmosphere
2.Thee Crumb – The Torchbearer (1209 Mix)
3.Remote Origin – November
4.Plan x Sonny Blake – Atme
5.Keith Hic – In the centre of the Lucid
6.Tantrumist – Vacationbreak
7.Hardoff – iDubWrong
8. Verbalizer – The House of the Rising Sun Recorded in Russian Taxi on the Phone
9. his Namelessness Is Legion – Babylon via Röcken, Naumburg and Tyburn
10. µ – Collage #3 Think God out of Existence
11.Scrambled Ego – Repetitve Reign Injury
12.Shanks Pony – Chilling with Nixon (how high was he?)
13.DevilMonkey feat Benjamin James Wylie – World Destruction (Timezone cover)
14.Autonomaton – Opera Dub
But there’s more great stuff to come via Dystopian Dub Discotheque soon, the next two releases, planned for early November, will be
ddd001 – Dystopian Dub Developments: Live Cuts
ddd002 – The Difference Engine: Elektrokrishna Tape-Dub Sessions
Furthermore but not least: makers of dubnihilism, fringe dub, etc. should get in touch with demos… So make sure to head over to Dystopian Dub Discotheque and Blah Chess!
And a happy Nietzschemas to you all!
Alas how time flies… It feels like it was only yesterday (it was!) that I decided to celebrate my upcoming birthday by giving you the biggest discount on bandcamp to date. A whopping 40% off if you enter the code “evil_sage” at checkout.
This “evil_sage” offer starts on Oct. 9th 2014 and ends on the 13th of October at Midnight. So let him who hath understanding reckon age and date and/or whatever. Everyone else head over to my bandcamp page and treat yourself…
(The Great Black Matter Swindle 1 for example! Part Two also available)
(Or the ambient space adventures of Some Stars not yet Black Holes – or head for the free/pay as you like remix album!)
(Or if you’re more in the mood for some industrial/noise/drone sound, there’s also one his Namelessness is Legion album there)..
And there is quite a few more on my Bandcamp page, like Also Spoke Zerothruster where this Track comes from:
And plenty more – including a few Pay as you like/Free ones!
So head over, treat yourselves and celebrate my entering evil sagehood… by entering “evil_sage” (obviously without the ” “s)…
There’s gonna be two chances to catch me live this very week, first on Thursday in Islington at “I Don’t Get It #2 A noise and Art experience.” where I will be performing all new his Namelessness Is Legion material based around my recently developed “Couch of Babylon” setup. Except that I won’t be bringing a couch.
Anyway, see below!
So make sure you come by the Hope and Anchor on Thursday Oct. 2nd!
There are two more FLAK shows in the pipeline for October, so stay tuned…
Loads more to tell… soon…
well, updated: here’s the flyer for Saturday. and the link above takes you to the fb event page.
Make sure to come by both events! It’s gonna be fun…
PS: you may come across listings for his Namelessness Is Legion (or any possible miss-spelling thereof) for Oct. 9th – I will NOT be performing at this event…
Time to announce some upcoming live-performances:
I don’t think I’ve so far made much (if any) mention here of Flak, the Punk combo I’ve joined a couple of months ago. After diving in at the deep end playing a first gig with them in Camden after only on rehearsal, I’ve been rehearsing with them over the last couple of weeks playing guitar as well as bringing my noise-making experience to the table for some tracks.
The weekend before last we performed in the Wiltshire wilderness at The Horsedrawn Group’s “(It’s not the) End of the World Festival and now we’re going to play in London again:
Coming Saturday, Sept. 6th 2014, Flak will perform at T-Chances in Tottenham. We’re part of the line-up for Take the High Road festival which promises to be good! Here’s the flyer:
Then, the very next day it’s off to Bristol for a performance at an all-dayer – labyrint sound exploration, running from 12 am – 10 pm at The Island.
born: Oliver Stummer
is a musician, producer and sound engineer currently living in London.
He was born in Graz, Austria sometimes in the last century.
He holds a Magister (~Master Degree) in Media- and Communications and English from University of Vienna.
He drinks his coffee without sugar (black, of course - everything else is not coffee but a milkshake!)
The Ivory Bunker is both, the name for his studio and, in a way, for his philosophy.
He oscillates between the positions of the Nihilist Jester, Cynic or Evil Sage at the Ivory Bunker.
He also works as producer, sound engineer, guitarist, cellist, melodica player and (de-)composer
His hobbies are nothing, cultural sciences and - history, reading, photography and atheism.
He likes bacon.
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