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Third Noise Principle ~ Formative North American Electronica: 1975-1984

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Third Noise Principle ~ Formative North American Electronica: 1975-1984
Third Noise Principle ~ Formative North American Electronica: 1975-1984


THIRD NOISE PRINCIPLE: aka CLOSE TO THE NOISE FLOOR VOLUME 3.The third in our 'Close To The Noise Floor' early electronica series - this time exploring the USA and Canada. Includes legendary artists Suicide, The Residents (a previously unreleased track), Philip Glass, Terry Riley, Patrick Cowley, NON, Laurie Spiegel, Chrome, Ministry, Moev and dozens more. Journey into the origins of electronica in North America - from early techno and electro to synth-pop, industrial music, ambient soundscapes and noise experiments..60 tracks across 4CDs in a 48pp hard-back book format. Over 10,000 words of artists' sleevenotes and introductory essay by Dave Henderson (Sounds/Wild Planet/MOJO)..Packed with previously unreleased tracks, lost gems and underground classics from lesser known artists, experimenters, innovators and outsiders..Part primitive rave, part synthesiser porn, part history lesson!A year in the making, Third Noise Principle reaches out to North America, taking in tracks from key figures on the early US and Canadian electronica underground, alongside releases by ground-breaking innovators, seminal composers and countless lesser known artists.Enthralled by the mysterious synthesiser and inspired by the DIY ethos of punk, a quiet musical revolution took place across the western world in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Inspired by the microchip and affordable electronics, artists for whom guitars, drums and bass had become old hat began to spread their wings and breach the boundaries of sonic experimentation. Some wanted to dance, some to relax and others to confuse and confront - all are represented here.Third Noise Principle explores every corner of this chapter in American musical history via over four hours of futurist, modern and sometimes challenging music. And who better to tell this story than the artists themselves - this lavish hard-backed package features first-hand sleevenotes from artists and their biographers, unseen photographs and an introductory essay by Sounds and Wild Pla


  1. Name
  2. The Devil Makes The Loudest Noise - Tone Set
  3. Creators - Data-Bank-A
  4. Mambopolis - Richard Bone
  5. Logarithms - Geoffrey Landers
  6. Current Slaughter - Rhythm And Noise
  7. The Metal Benders - Dark Day
  8. Push Me, Pull You (Pt 2) - Futurisk
  9. Dancing Hairpiece Wears Two Left Shoes - Smegma
  10. Rocket Usa - Suicide
  11. Intermission - Lon C. Diehl
  12. First Mutation - Kevin Lazar
  13. Am City - Voice Farm
  14. Donkeys Bearing Cups - Craig Leon
  15. I Adore You - German Shepherds
  16. Slabyard - Psyclones
  17. 99 Space Music - The Residents
  18. Hands Across The Sea (Pt 2) - K7ss
  19. Archie's Dub - K Leimer
  20. Simulation/Stimulation - Hunting Lodge
  21. Hello Grieg - Short-Term Memory
  22. Be Good - Blackhouse
  23. Ange Des Orages - Philip Glass
  24. Primordial Landscape - Patrick Cowley
  25. Mind Over Matter (Demo) - Psyche
  26. Lowdown - Galen Herod
  27. Max Pale Red - Cyrnai
  28. Mode Of Infection - Non
  29. Oleo Strut - Marc Barreca
  30. Electric Piece - F/I
  31. Drums - Laurie Spiegel
  32. Across The Lake Of The Ancient Word - Terry Riley
  33. Unwinding - Michael William Gilbert
  34. Mrs Laura - If, Bwana
  35. Inacontact - Chrome
  36. Slimy Stew And Pussy Gruel (Extract) - Dog As Master
  37. Evening Thoughts - Anode
  38. Xx Committee - Damarc
  39. Cat Vomit Punk House - Girls On Fire
  40. United We Fall - Problemist
  41. 1981-83 Source Mix - Mystery Hearsay
  42. What The Peeper Saw - Smersh
  43. Catalyze (Subjection To Catalyst) - Boy Dirt Car
  44. Ao 01 âËreagentâ⢠- Architects Office
  45. Sad Horror Film - Mental Anguish
  46. Untitled #3 - Controlled Bleeding
  47. Geomancy - Joel Graham
  48. Executive Slacks - Thirty Years
  49. Madness - Lou Champagne System
  50. Nite And Day (Homage à Cole Porter) - Tuxedomoon
  51. Anemone Housing - Factrix
  52. Womble - Nash The Slash
  53. Police Story - Sequencer People
  54. Dancing On The Berlin Wall (Demo) - Rational Youth
  55. Untitled - F/I And Boy Dirt Car
  56. Possibly Winston - Isosceles
  57. Worlds - Steve Roach
  58. Ice Floe - Young Scientist
  59. 36a3 - John Bender
  60. Work For Love (Dub) - Ministry
  61. Clerk Charade - Moev
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