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[13 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
Headstone Brigade – Divine Vestiges FREE EP now available!

We would like to introduce Headstone Brigade which is the new folk project of Egan Budd/Xiphoid Dementia with this free downloadable and streaming EP featuring covers and traditional arrangements of folk songs. Headstone Brigade’s sound can be described as neofolk or melodramatic pop with a sea shanty twist due to the main instrument of accordion being featured in almost all tracks. This free EP is a precursor to a full-length which is coming later this year on Brave Mysteries.
Please check out the EP Divine Vestiges over at Headstone Brigade’s bandcamp …

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[21 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
End of 2015

End of 2015.

Here are a few things created this year that I liked more than I liked other things. No order of preference implied, though bias for the artists featured certainly is.
                

-DEMO-
Nycterent – Imprisoned By Reflection, Last Mercy
I asked myself whether or not I could separate the compelling backstory behind the artist (which I’ll keep to myself) from the release itself since this tape is so sparsely adorned (it is a tour tape after all). Upon re-listening, it is evident that this is a powerful demo tape which …

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[16 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
From the Vault: Iron Justice – Post 2×7″

Way back in 1999 when I first started making noise I was contacted by Jonathan Kans who wanted to release some of my music. So it came to be that the first Xiphoid Dementia release was on L.S.D.Organisation for a 4 way split with Azoikum, Baal, and Quell. L.S.D.Organisation went on to create massively intricate releases of a very high quality for a formidable price. At some point it seemed things got too hot and heavy for Jonathan and he disappeared leaving several large orders unfulfilled. It’s a pity because …

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[1 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Offering 1_1: Noise As An Appliance

Offering 1_1: Noise As An Appliance
“Tank Killer” by Man Is The Bastard…I first heard this song in high school through borrowing a couple of Man Is The Bastard CDs from a friend. It’s a 30 or so second juggernaut from the Sum Of the Brutality Of Men album released in 1991 that combines short, fast and loud hardcore punk with warped oscillations and high end filth. While not the first to combine noise with aggressive music like hardcore and metal, they were the first band I …

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[29 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Label Spotlight: Auris Apothecary

Baroke Misty Queens – Tacked Into It
[one-sided 6inch lathe cut with silkscreened b-side]

Auris Apothecary is a label that stands on its own, isolated from many scenes but especially from the main stream. It is the embodiment of “boutique” more than any other label today. Having received numerous releases for review from the label I simply couldn’t ignore the fact that what they are doing is something quite different. An emphasis on creative package design, carefully curated releases and most importantly; uniting the physical with the aural.
Auris Apothecary was introduced to …

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[23 Oct 2013 | One Comment | ]
Noise Walls Have Become Small

NOISE WALLS HAVE BECOME SMALL
OUT OF HIS PITY FOR THE LAST MAN HATH GOD DIED

By clemon09
Noise walls have become small, and on it there hoppeth the last man who maketh everything small. His species is inexterminable like that of the ground-flea; the last man liveth longest.
“We have discovered happiness”- say the last men, and blink thereby…
Everything is intrinsically meaningless, but things can be extrinsically more or less meaningless, if not absolutely so. I call this their noisiness.
Social Drift’s somewhat bold idea is that nosiness has become a quality of …

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[28 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Summer Scum Festival II

Summer Scum is the second annual Buffalo, NY noise fest focused on Harsh Noise and Power Electronics. This years fest will take place at The Flesh Tunnel (1245 Niagra st) on July 18th,19th, and 20th. The lineup features over 50 acts from all over the country such as: Ferveur Noire, John Mannion, Ahlzagailzehguh, Deterge, Skin Graft, Envenomist, Gnawed, Xiphoid Dementia, Hostage Pageant, and many many more.

Summer Scum was conceptualized in early 2012 when curators Justin Lakes and Matt Goodrich decided to start doing a fest shortly after Lakes …

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[14 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Milwaukee Noise Fest 2013

Now in its eighth iteration, the Milwaukee Noise Fest returns with a facelift, promising to be bigger, better and noisier than ever. From August 22nd to the 24th, FTAM productions will fill the Miramar theatre with twenty four of North America’s absolute best in controlled (and uncontrolled) dissonance and sound wave hijacking.
While the festival continues to focus on local musicians playing host to twelve of the city’s best noise artists, this year will include an expanded roster of international musicians. Creative commons crusaders and plunderphonics masterminds Negativland – best …

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[9 Jun 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Noise format survey!!!

The survey is now over. A total of 97 people completed the survey and here’s what they had to say:

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[9 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Scene Report: Vancouver

Vancouver, from the view of a postcard.

By Kate Rissiek
Vancouver is a city of mixture and contrast. It is a young city still trying to define itself. Home of the 2010 winter Olympics and the city in Canada with the mildest weather. It’s gray and it rains most of the time. It is embarrassing to only be known for hockey riots and marijuana activism. It is expensive to live here. There are many cultures and religions and always many tourists visiting. There are wild forests, mountains and water. Laid back attitudes …

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