'Just Noise: The barbarian thrill of noise in music' republished in Litro magazine #181: Subcultures edition
"Where to escape to, when silence is disappearing? Perhaps noise music highlights how people are too accepting of the damage and social alienation that the daily exposure to noise is producing. Are we all barbarians for living with noise that would have driven our forbears crazy?"
Originally published in Litro #151, my article on the connections between noise in music and our wider environment has been republished (and cover featured) in the latest issue.
It was quite a surprise to see it, and a pleasant reminder, as I hadn't looked back at it in a long time.
I created the below playlist of noise music from 1605 to 2017 for when it was originally published (although I imagine many of the links are now broken):
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