The Haters

>> Monday, November 12, 2007

A central aspect of the Haters' work is that the sounds they produce are not music. This is a frequently repeated idea among noise artists, if only to distinguish pure harsh noise from more musical related genres such as noise rock, but the Haters take the idea far more literally than most. The sounds they create are made not with musical instruments or even audio equipment, but with physical processes such as grinding, crashing, and other forms of destruction. At the same time, there is always a pronounced, often absurd conceptual element to the group's work.
The group began as a punk rock band, but assumed its current form when Jupitter-Larsen realized he was more interested in making noise and destroying venues than in structured music. Soon the Haters established contacts with like-minded artists in what would become known as the noise music scene, including Merzbow, Maurizio Bianchi, and The New Blockaders.


One of their many albums, Drunk on Decay was released in 1997 and all sounds on this CD were produced from a suspended, amplified funnel dragging and eroding on rotating sandpaper. Erosion being the only way a solid object can truly penetrate the void. Link.

A Song For Nihilism Now - 7'' EP that I found in the middle of nowhere on the internets, this was released in 1980 and it sure sounds like it was released then. Link.

2 comments:

Tommy & Skyler November 16, 2007 at 7:22 PM  

Drunk on Decay is down, re-up possibly?

postparanoid December 11, 2007 at 2:13 PM  

"what to do, there's nothing. i think i'll go destroy something."

liked the 7'' except the last track "war of the worms". it's highly irritating.

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