Nomex interview for Datacide

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Introduction to the piece:

Nomex should need no introduction to Datacide readers, but here goes anyway. One of the organisers of the seminal “Dead by Dawn” parties held in the mid nineties at Brixton’s 121 Centre, Nomex contributed visuals, abstract/harsh performances and much more besides.

His releases on his own Adverse label have included everything from vinyl abuse to the sounds of bones in the Paris catacombs. The Nomex discography also includes output on Praxis, Cavage, and Reverse amongst others. Despite performing across the globe (from Teknivals to art galleries) he is still a purposely-obscure figure to most. What follows is the only print interview I am aware of.

http://datacide.c8.com/emencified-shrill-out-nomex-at-the-controls/

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2013 top ten albums

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1. Sleaford Mods “Austerity Dogs” (Harbinger Sound)

2. Hacker Farm “UHF” (Exotic Pylon)

3. Manix “Living In The Past” (Reinforced)

4. Major Lazer “Free The Universe” (Secretly Canadian)

5. GRMMSK “The End Prophecies” (Libertatia Overseas Trading)

6. various artists “The Outer Church” compilation (Front and Follow)

7. Ceramic Hobs “Spiritworld Circle Jerk” (Must Die)

8. various artists “Noise In Opposition” compilation vols 1 and 2 (Noise In Opposition)

9. EVOL “Something Inflatable” (Alku)

10. Emmplekz “Your Cart Has Changed” (Mordant Music)

2013 top ten singles

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1. Shy FX & Liam Bailey – Soon Come (Digital Soundboy mp3)

2. Xylitol – Kunst Ist Tot (Peripheral Conserve 7″)

3. Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX – I Love It (Record Company TEN mp3)

4. Woebot – Woebiotic EP (Hollow Earth 12″)

5. Libbe Matz Gang – Infantilised Britain EP (Libertatia Overseas Trading 7″)

6. Showtek ft. We Are Loud & Sonny Wilson ‎– Booyah (Spinnin’ mp3)

7. Uschi-No-Michi – Ameratsu (Phatic Music 7″ and mp3 remixes)

8. Spoils & Relics – Turner (Harbinger Sound 7″)

9. Mark Professor – Oyster Card (Rongorock 7″)

10. Ramon Judah – Only Wicked People (Reggae Roast 7″)

(I’ve barely had a chance to keep up with music produced by people I know this year, let alone anything else – apologies for any obvious omissions.)

2013 in cassettes

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In alphabetical order, 2013 releases only:

AMK – Spur N (Fragment Factory)

Band of Holy Joy – City of Tales vols 1 and 2 (Exotic Pylon)

Best Available Technology – Further Tracks (Further Records)

Stuart Chalmers / Nick Edwards – Split (Feral Tapes)

CHXFX – The Unhaptic Synthesizer (Further Records)

Crabskull – Keep The Evil Away (Dub Ditch Picnic)

Sophie Cooper – Labyrinth (Exotic Pylon)

Ekoplekz – Devesham Dub (Sex Lies Magnetic Tape)

GRMMSK – Unfrei (Totes Format)

Mystery Attacks – Two (Rouge)

PLKZFX – Plkzistentializm (Further Records)

Solvognen / chaz dolo – spilt (Disco Insolence)

Some Truths – Low Point X – Magic and Dreams

various artists – The Art of Rave (m.m Label)

2 Mounts – Sycamore (Further Records)

(The Exotic Pylon tapes are missing from the photo, as Johnny kindly sends me digital promos. And I actually listen to them cos they are ace. Oh yeah and I missed off the Chalmes/Edwards tape due to being an idiot).

Noise In Opposition Volume 2

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Latest installment of this series of great anti-fascist noise/electronica/weird compilations.

16 acts have contributed tracks this time, including April Larson, Laica, elizabeth Veldon, dsic, stapperton and GRMMSK.

As GRMMSK has said “some of the people/projects and their beliefs, NiO is opposed to, still haven’t fully understood that their ‘rebellious’ pose isn’t actually a statement against the status quo, but a sad verification of how numb and distorted the senses for something i would call freedom can be.”

Free/pay whatever download at Bandcamp / archive.org

Or cheap physical media from the Noise In Opposition site.

Datacide issue 13 now available

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The London launch party was a lot of fun, with some great presentations and people.

The magazine is out now. It includes a great interview I did with noise legend Nomex.

Order from here or from the Praxis Shop.

76 pages.

Datacide: Introduction
Nemeton: Infiltration and Agent Provocateurs; Vision Tech; Endless War; Surveillance, Control and Repression
CF: NSU Update
Two in London: UK Anti-Fascist Round Up
Comrade Omega: Crisis in the SWP, or: Weiningerism in the UK
David Cecil: Confessions of an Accidental Activist
Neil Transpontine: Spiral Tribe Interview with Mark Harrison
Neil Transpontine: ‘Revolt of the Ravers’-The Movement Against the Criminal Justice Act in Britain, 1993-95
Split Horizon: What is This Future?
Fabian Tompsett: Wikipedia-A Vernacular Encyclopedia
Howard Slater: Shared Vertigo
Dan Hekate: Crystal Distortion
Howard Slater: Cut-Up Marx
Howard Slater: EARTH ‘A RUN RED
Marcel Stoetzler: Identity, Commodity and Authority: Two New Books about Horkheimer and Adorno
Nemeton: Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency (book review)
Christoph Fringeli: One Night in Stammheim. Helge Lehmann: Die Todesnacht von Stammheim – Eine Untersuchung (book review)
Christoph Fringeli: Anton Shekovtsov, Paul Jackson (eds.): White Power Music – Scenes of the Extreme Right Cultural Resistence (book review)
CF: Press reviews
John Eden: Emencified Shrill Out: Nomex at the Controls
Alexis Wolton: Vinyl Meltdown, Prt. 1
Record reviews by Zombieflesheater, Nemeton and Kovert
DJ Charts
Matthieu Bourel: Rioter
Sansculotte: Overdosed
Plus: The Lives and Times of Bloor Schleppy

 

EVENT: SUN 20th October: Datacide 13 launch party

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Datacide zine London launch event

The 13th issue of Datacide, the international magazine for noise and politics, is out this week. As well as a conference and release party in Berlin this weekend, there will be a launch event on Sunday 20th October 2013 in London, 7 pm to 10 pm.

The event will take place at Vinyl (4 Tanners Hill, SE8 4PJ) the new record shop/cafe/gallery in Deptford.

It will feature talks from Datacide contributors, including Neil Transpontine looking back on the movement against the ‘anti-rave’ Criminal Justice Act, and Christoph Fringeli on Datacide magazine. Further details to be announced.

Sunday nights sounds courtesy of DJ Controlled Weirdness, and there will be a bar.

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(I have an article in the magazine and will probably get some copies to sell/trade/blag. It will also be available at the London Anarchist Bookfair the previous day. But come to the launch event if you can, it will be good).

Noise In Opposition compilation

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Fully supporting this new initiative…

Noise In Opposition is a compilation of 24 artists from across the globe opposed to fascism, misogyny and prejudice. NiO totals nearly 3 hours of music across 31 tracks by people including Hacker Farm, Libbe Matz Gang, Elizabeth Veldon and The Implicit Order.

Check http://noiseopposition.wordpress.com/ for the full background and the rabble rousing manifesto.

Free download or cheap physical media.

Apparently the concept has proved so popular that a Part Two looks very likely a few days after the launch.

LDN EVENT: Noise/Cult Films matinee, 14th July

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John Eden and Limazulu present a cult matinee double bill:

A NOISY DELIVERY:
A film by GX Jupitter-Larsen
(London Premiere)

WITCHES: The Psychotronic Voodoo Sound of
Hacker Farm & Libbe Matz Gang
(World Premiere)

3pm, Sunday 14th July 2013
Limazulu Project Space: Unit 3J, Omega Works, 167 Hermitage Road, London N4 1LZ

Free/Donation

Two cult films featuring a stellar array of international underground artists!

http://www.limazulu.co.uk
http://www.uncarved.org/blog

Facebook Event Page

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A NOISY DELIVERY: A FILM BY GX JUPITTER-LARSEN

A NOISY DELIVERY is the kind of thing that happens when people go to the post office for philosophy instead of postage.

Shot around the world, A Noisy Delivery is the first feature length movie by Hollywood based artist/writer/filmmaker GX Jupitter-Larsen.

CAST

  • Tim Bennett-Huxtable (“Jehovah’s Badass”, “Canoga Park”, “Melrose Place”)
  • Jessica King (The Haters)
  • Dave Phillips (Schimpfluch-Gruppe)
  • AMK (Banned Production)
  • Rudolf Eb.er (Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck, Schimpfluch-Gruppe)
  • Joke Lanz – (Sudden Infant, Schimpfluch Gruppe)
  • Mike Dando (Con-Dom)
  • Christopher Dennis (The Hollywood Superman, “Confessions of a Superhero”)
  • Edward J. Giles (+DOG+)
  • Geoff Brandin (Fin, Catorce Index)
  • Sergio Messina (RadioGladio, Soslo, “Real Sex, Alt porn is the new Rock’n’roll”)

DIRECTOR

GX Jupitter-Larsen is an artist, based in Hollywood, California, who’s been active in a number of underground art scenes since the late 1970s including punk rock, mail art, cassette culture, the noise music scene, and zine culture. He is best known as the founder of the noise act The Haters, who’ve performed all over the world, and appear on over 300 CD & record releases.

Underlying all of Jupitter-Larsen’s work is a peculiar mix of aesthetic and conceptual obsessions, particularly entropy and decay, professional wrestling, and a self-created lexicon consisting mainly of personalized units of measurement such as polywave, the totimorphous, and the xylowave.

Shot around the world, from Hollywood to Switzerland to the Arctic circle in Norway, A Noisy Delivery has been six years in the making.

As writer & director, A Noisy Delivery is GX’s latest in a long line of film and video projects. In a piece entitled Blank Banner, during the 1980s, GX submitted a silent blank video tape to over forty video festivals. It was screened in nine. GX’s 1994 vampire romp Holes On The Neck still enjoys a passionate cult following to this day. His next cinema exploit is said to be on the theme of mad-scientists who use public transport.

LINKS

noisyvideo.com
facebook.com/ANoisyDelivery

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WITCHES: THE PSYCHOTRONIC VOODOO SOUND OF HACKER FARM & LIBBE MATZ GANG

WITCHES is an audio-visual collaboration between cult lo-fi electronics groups Hacker Farm and Libbe Matz Gang. This will be its premiere showing. Not recommended for minors or those of a nervous disposition.

Hacker Farm describe themselves as “A celebration of the home-made, the salvaged and the hand-soldered. DIY electronics performed on obsolete tech and discarded, post-consumerist debris. Make-do and mend. Broken music for a Broken Britain.”

The Somerset-based trio self-released their album “Poundland” in 2011 along with an array of unusually formatted limited editions. Last year’s “UHF” was released on the Exotic Pylon label.

Not much is known about noise unit Libbe Matz Gang. Named after a 17th Century Estonian werewolf posse, they released their debut 7” EP last year on the Libertatia Overseas Trading label, followed up by a split 7” with Xylitol.

Material from both groups will be on sale at the event.

LINKS

http://hackerfarm.net/
http://libertatiaot.blogspot.co.uk/

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GRMMSK “END PROPHECIES” released on CD by Libertatia Overseas Trading

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http://libertatiaot.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/grmmsk-end-prophecies-cd-now-shipping.html

“CAT NO. XA361 CD
80mins 100 COPIES ONLY

The first full-length from Libertatia Overseas: limited reissue of the original cassette released by Finnish
death dub technician GRMMSK in 2011, along with his more recent “DIRTY SNOW” tape, in its entirety. Specially
remastered for extra volume, with a 4-page booklet featuring revamped artwork.”

The label that brought you Libbe Matz Gang is back with a double whammy of Doom Dub!

“End Prophecies” was one of the best things I heard last year and was one of the inspirations for relaunching my Turbulent Times zine (which includes interviews with Grmmsk and Libbe Matz Gang). Check out my enthusiastic review of the album over at the label website and grab yourself a copy.

Libertatia Overseas Trading have also announced an event in London which will take place in July, more about which soon.