Various Artists / District Of Noise Vol. 5
Album: District Of Noise Vol. 5   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Oct 2012
Label:Sonic Circuits  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-10-14 Pull Date: 2012-12-16 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Dec 16 Dec 9 Dec 2 Nov 25 Nov 18 Nov 11 Nov 4 Oct 28
Airplays: 1 4 1 1 1 3 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 26, 2013: Proselytizing Catharsis
Suite Of Silence: Smear, Control, Censor
4. Dec 06, 2012: minimum entropy ii
Class Warfare Is Confusion, Tenebrae (Excerpt), Game 2
2. Jan 02, 2013: 2012 Top Classical/Experimental Albums i
Suite Of Silence: Smear, Control, Censor
5. Dec 05, 2012: Wednesday Night Live
A Likely Story
3. Dec 12, 2012: Catharsis
Class Warfare Is Confusion
6. Dec 05, 2012: minimum entropy
Beach Blanket Bombscare

Album Review
Diego Aguilar-Canabal
Reviewed 2012-10-11
Sonic Circuits is a Washington DC experimental music collective, and annual festival that is really not coordinated very conveniently with Stanford’s fall quarter (god fucking dammit), but they can sure put together a fine compilation to fill us in on what we’re missing. A lot of avant-garde stuff here, strange and pleasant sounds that would make musical malcontents such as John Cage or Marcel Duchamp green with envy. KZSU’s favorite guitar-cello duo Janel & Anthony appear on separate solo projects here, each with surprising doses of electronic dissonance. Chester Hawkins (Blue Sausage Infant) plays with local friends in the psych-rock trio Catoctin. A lot of noise musicians bring interesting, short pieces that would sound great at The Lab’s Noise Pancake events. (Despite being vegan, those pancakes are quite tasty.)
FCC clean

1. (3:58) Amptext: Chaotic cello dissonance
2. (4:05) Anthony Pirog Ensemble: Buzzing, humming drones. Bleating bassoon, jangling windchimes, other randomness. Aimless but intriguing.
3. (3:26) BLK w/Bear: nervous, distant loops of noise with some dark layers of droning guitar
4. (4:03) Boris Bobby Jr: scattered, frantic free-jazz melee, descends into some quiet musings before erupting into chaos again.
5. (4:08) Colla Parte: a bit more restrained free-jazz—some dissonant vibraphone layers, upright bass, and wandering, spirited tenor sax that reminds me of Archie Shepp
6. (4:08)* Fast Forty: looping, nightmarish echoed samples of the phrase “class warfare” ad infinitum. Terrifying, Orwellian, but somehow hilarious.
7. (4:34)** Janel Leppin: really intense suite—buzzing noise, bubbly synth layers, mystical oud-like wanderings, ends on some creepy static whispers.
8. (5:12)** Jeff Carey: BLISTERING HARSH NOISE! The transmitter is broken. Subtle, nuanced—one of the best noise tracks I’ve ever heard.
9. (3:56) Layne Garrett: eerie, distant drone meditations—screeching hiss of scraping symbals; basement cacophony; carvernous Lustmord-esque hums.
10. (4:02) Lost Civilizations Experimental Music Project: frenetic, futuristic free-jazz—skronking while people enjoy Ethiopian food.
11. (3:38) Mercury Fools The Alchemist: underwater static transmissions with some narcotic guitar and cello overdubs
12. (3:10) Slut Walk: slow, sleazy synth modulations with an unintelligible Dick Panthers-esque voiceover.
13. (4:09)* Catoctin: What’s this—a beat? a melody? Woah. Sounds like SF space rockers 3 Leafs playing a very anxious / tense / caffeinated (but still tight, jazzy, percussive) jam.
14. (2:28) Violet: a burst of earshattering noise
15. (3:35) Cory O’Brien: layers of buzzing, windy static. Noisy but restrained.
16. (3:59) TI0741: rumbling, hypnagogic layers of fuzz and synth droning
17. (4:15) Troglobite w/Amma House: slowly crescendoing layers of tape hiss, oscillating feedback, chirping
18. (4:02)* Tag Cloud: plodding, ritualistic dirge of eerie alien synth, gentle entranced hippie tambourine
19. (4:02)* Sansyou: gorgeous guitar arpeggios layered over some slowly emerging Megabats-esque beats and kraut synth hypnotism.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Amptext A Likely Story
2. Anthony Pirog Ensemble, The 100
3. Blk W/Bear Stars Fell On Alabama
4. Borris Bobby Jr. Game 2
5. Colla Parte Tenebrae (Excerpt)
6. Fast Forty Class Warfare Is Confusion
7. Janel Leppin Suite Of Silence: Smear, Control, Censor
8. Jeff Carey 3i2
9. Layne Garrett Who Sleeps Below Me Propels My Dream
10. Lost Civilization Experimental Music Ensemble Live At Dynasty Ethiopian Restaurant
11. Mercury Fools The Alchemist Radio Free Gliese 677cc (Excerpt)
12. Slut Walk Miami Vice
13. Catoctin Beach Blanket Bombscare
14. Violet Thresh, Holding (Held Version)
15. Cory O'brien Prelude To Denser Materials #2
16. T10741 You Are Not Their Concern
17. Troglobite W/ Amma House Blank Tape Interlude
18. Tag Cloud Ominous Green Energy
19. Sansyou Laurentian Latitudes