Various Viva Negativa! A Tribute to the New Blockaders — Volume III: USA

Ron Lessard of RRR Records considers Changez Les Blockeurs, the New Blockaders' debut release, the first true noise LP of the modern era. Emerging in the early '80s, alongside the likes of Throbbing Gristle and Whitehouse, tNB crafted a type of anti-music that embraced formlessness and fed off the Dadaist movement's rejection of the rational. The results were a re-classification of music and the resurgence of noise as an art form. The Viva Negativa series features a vast body of sound art from a variety of artists that consider tNB their forefathers. This mammoth third volume spans two CDs, gathering 25 American musicians renowned in the noise scene for stretching sonic boundaries until they're wafer thin. The usual suspects are represented: Keith Fullerton Whitman, Prurient, Carlos Giffoni, Wolf Eyes, Thurston Moore, Jim O'Rourke and John Wiese all contribute tracks. This is a must for fans of noise at its harshest. (Important)