The turn of the year on Midsummer 2019 marks the initiation of the Noise In Opposition Joint Statements series.
#01 features 4 tracks of rusty metallic electro-dub from Ekoplekz and 4 tracks of playful bleep and buzz from Liv Radigue.
Free download from NiO on Bandcamp and Archive.org to spread the word that we won’t sit idly by while hatred rises.
Well, the printing issues took more than a week to sort out and ended up needing a whole new printer buying. Grovelling apologies to all the good people who’ve waited a month for their discs – they are all being posted today & tomorrow.
Now that stress is over, an announcement:
This summer will see the launch of a series of split EP releases from a selection of brilliant artists and lovely people under the banner of Noise In Opposition. There are half-a-dozen already signed up (some exciting names too), if you know anyone else interested point them my way. I will try and prioritise people who haven’t been on the compilations, so everybody gets a crack.
DVD news – after a bit of a delay, the first 10 went out to loving homes. Apologies to anybody who has been waiting for one – had a few printing issues which should hopefully be resolved this week and will get them in the post ASAP.
NIO3 is now available to download on Bandcamp for free. DVDs will be up in the next few days (printing issues…).
Please share & enjoy.
Coming Feb 1st 2019: 53 tracks, 4 hours 15 minutes of sound across multiple styles, a 77-page digital artzine and a bonus music video. Avant-garde & electronic artists standing together against fascism and prejudice = Noise In Opposition 3.
The end is in sight now: mastering is done, artwork is being finalised, digital zine is nearly done, discs are ready for burning…
Speaking of the digital zine – this is looking exciting – we have texts from The Trifler & Laica, artwork from Maxim Peter Griffin & Displaced/Replaced and of course the exclusive 24-page comic from Gareth Hopkins “Too Dry To Haunt”.
For the curious, here’s an unformatted list of the 52 artists currently down to appear :
Nude For Satan
Failed To Reach
Libbe Matz Gang
Daniel J Gregory
Wizards Tell Lies
Institute For Noises, Social Topography, Urbanism and the Study of Non-Places
Cahn Ingold Prelog
Astral Social Club
PS Stamps Back
Radio Free Ul-Quoma
The Leaf Library
Alan Morse Davies
Time for an update on progress for all you good people: NiO v3 now stands at 52 tracks, lasting 4 hours and 12 minutes, tracks ranging in length from 10 minutes to 28 seconds.
Next steps : tracking and mastering the audio, taking delivery of artwork from the multi-talented Mr Lund, collating art & text for the companion artzine, burning DVDs/printing inserts, releasing the beast.
September 21st – UN International Day of Peace – is the date for the first Noise In Opposition release since 2014. Newly energised and with many new recruits and allies, NiO is back in operation.
Here it is: “Red Flag” by Luke Lund. A statement release for a new chapter of noise protest.
Luke Lund – Red Flag EP
Released 21st September 2018
Noise in Opposition returns to the front lines with a rage-fuelled monolith of heavy roiling drone and drang from long-time comrade Luke Lund of Terranean Recordings.
Recorded in a “spiteful mindset” but with a more complex mood than that implies, with echoing rhythmic stabs looping through dense electronic murk and walls of guitar sometimes as reminiscent of Sonic Youth as of Skullflower. A powerful piece from Luke and a flag planted firmly in the ground marking a new beginning for Noise In Opposition’s anti-fascist, anti-bigotry audio project.