back in 1999...
we had an online
compilation called the Noise Research Program running smoothly
-the remnants of it can be found on the downloads
page. It was supposed to show 'the darkside of noise underground
artists' and featured less than 1Mb tracks (broadband wasn't
that common a few years ago) that were mostly Noise Industrial.
One day, a wonderful band from Cymru called Scramble sent us
a 7 minutes track from outer space for the NRP called Digerious,
nowhere near noisy, nowhere near dark -but still wonderful.
So we thought and doubted and thought again and doubted again.
Why only dark, why only noise? A river makes noise, the sea
makes noise, birds make noise and none of them are noisy. Lots
of musicians use noise(s) as an element and most of the music
they make isn't noisy.