words about what by Jimmy
You already know what noise is
about. This is it: RAAAARGGGHH!!!! CRRSCWSSSHHHHH!!!! CLANGGGG!!
EKKKKK! BZZZTTTTT!!! KIKIKIKIKIKIK!!!! It's made by quiet-looking
men with shaved heads, combat trousers and laptop computers.
Or, sometimes, weirdo gothics with a back yard full of scrap
metal. Or, sometimes, prolific Japanese gentle maniacs with
a large collection of effects pedals. Or whatever. Hell, I make
it myself when the mood takes me. You don't know what the Noise
Research Program is about. This is it:
<noise> Music is just organised noise </noise>
<research> The bands on the NRP found their own particular
way to organise their own particular noises </research>
<program> Collaboration makes the world go round </program>
NRP doesn't mean noise industrial
research, but research in the frontiers of noise -music made
of sounds that individually are noises. Most of the record is
actually melodic, even mellow. Some, but not much, is harsh
and none of it is pure noise.
The noise research program CD
compilations just say no, thank you to the standards of the
First of all, no jewel box: the
records are packed in cardboard or PVC envelopes like the ones
used to send promo to labels and magazines as a tongue-in-cheek
reference to the so-called music business which we sadly feel
is a lot more about business than about music.
Super-affordable price: this
excellent compilation is available for €5 everywhere in
the world and this should make you wonder why you’d pay
five times that for the latest “summer hits” crap’o’la
No style-orientated tracklist:
the music ranges from harshnoise to happy pop, with jazz, metal,
electronic and hardcore incursions. It’s not genre-orientated,
it’s good-music-orientated, like we all should be. It
tries to show there really are no boundaries in music, there’s
only good music to your ears and the rest. The fact you call
the music you don’t like “noise” on a compilation
entitled The Noise Research Program should make you think…
No distributors for HMV or supermarkets:
the only way you can find the NRP is ordering it here. Well,
it's sort of distributed by tiny independent mail-orders as
No adverts: but nice flyers,
contact us if you want some
No promo in the “normal”
music media (with a few exceptions): but quite a lot of nice
reviews in zines'n'mags all over the world.
Would you like to download
the press release?