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Third Noise Principle: Formative North American Electronica 1975-1984, Excursions in Proto Synth pop, DIY Techno, Noise & Ambient Exploration, Various Artists, 4CD/48pp Bookpack

THIRD NOISE PRINCIPLE: aka CLOSE TO THE NOISE FLOOR VOLUME 3

The third in our ‘Close To The Noise Floor’ early electronica series – this time exploring the USA and Canada.

Includes legendary artists Suicide, The Residents (a previously unreleased track), Philip Glass, Terry Riley, Patrick
Cowley, NON, Laurie Spiegel, Chrome, Ministry, Moev and dozens more.

Journey into the origins of electronica in North America – from early techno and electro to synth-pop, industrial music, ambient soundscapes and noise experiments.

60 tracks across 4CDs in a 48pp hard-back book format. Over 10,000 words of artists’ sleevenotes and introductory essay by Dave Henderson (Sounds/Wild Planet/MOJO).

Packed with previously unreleased tracks, lost gems and underground classics from lesser known artists, experimenters, innovators and outsiders.

Part primitive rave, part synthesiser porn, part history lesson!
A year in the making, Third Noise Principle reaches out to North America, taking in tracks from key figures on the early US and Canadian electronica underground, alongside releases by ground-breaking innovators, seminal composers and countless lesser known artists.

Enthralled by the mysterious synthesiser and inspired by the DIY ethos of punk, a quiet musical revolution took place across the western world in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Inspired by the microchip and affordable electronics, artists for whom guitars, drums and bass had become old hat began to spread their wings and breach the boundaries of sonic experimentation. Some wanted to dance, some to relax and others to confuse and confront – all are represented here.

Third Noise Principle explores every corner of this chapter in American musical history via over four hours of futurist, modern and sometimes challenging music. And who better to tell this story than the artists themselves – this lavish hard-backed package features first-hand sleevenotes from artists and their biographers, unseen photographs and an introductory essay by Sounds and Wild Planet legend Dave Henderson.

Expect great coverage across all media – both of the previous volumes, ‘Close To The Noise Floor’ and ‘Noise Reduction System’ proved critical and commercial successes.

DISC ONE:

1. THE DEVIL MAKES THE LOUDEST NOISE – Tone Set
2. CREATORS – Data-Bank-A
3. MAMBOPOLIS – Richard Bone
4. LOGARITHMS – Geoffrey Landers
5. CURRENT SLAUGHTER – Rhythm And Noise
6. THE METAL BENDERS – Dark Day
7. PUSH ME, PULL YOU (PT 2) – Futurisk
8. DANCING HAIRPIECE WEARS TWO LEFT SHOES – Smegma
9. ROCKET USA – Suicide
10. INTERMISSION: “POP” – Lon C. Diehl 11. FIRST MUTATION – Kevin Lazar *
12. AM CITY – Voice Farm
13. DONKEYS BEARING CUPS – Craig Leon 14. I ADORE YOU – German Shepherds 15. SLABYARD – Psyclones

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC TWO:

1. 99 SPACE MUSIC – The Residents *
2. HANDS ACROSS THE SEA (PT 2) – K7SS
3. ARCHIE’S DUB – K Leimer
4. SIMULATION/STIMULATION – Hunting Lodge
5. HELLO GRIEG – Short-Term Memory
6. BE GOOD – Blackhouse
7. ANGE DES ORAGES – Philip Glass
8. PRIMORDIAL LANDSCAPE – Patrick Cowley
9. MIND OVER MATTER (DEMO) – Psyche 10. LOWDOWN – Galen Herod
11. MAX PALE RED – Cyrnai *
12. MODE OF INFECTION – Non
13. OLEO STRUT – Marc Barreca 14. ELECTRIC PIECE – F/I
15. DRUMS – Laurie Spiegel

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC THREE:

1. ACROSS THE LAKE OF THE ANCIENT WORD – Terry Riley
2. UNWINDING – Michael William Gilbert
3. MRS LAURA – If, Bwana
4. INACONTACT – Chrome
5. SLIMY STEW AND PUSSY GRUEL (EXTRACT) – Dog As Master
6. EVENING THOUGHTS – Anode
7. XX COMMITTEE – Damarc
8. CAT VOMIT PUNK HOUSE – Girls On Fire
9. UNITED WE FALL – Problemist
10. 1981-83 SOURCE MIX – Mystery Hearsay
11. WHAT THE PEEPER SAW – Smersh
12. CATALYZE (SUBJECTION TO CATALYST) – Boy Dirt Car
13. AO 01 ‘REAGENT’ – Architects Office
14. SAD HORROR FILM – Mental Anguish
15. UNTITLED #3 – Controlled Bleeding

DISC FOUR:

1. GEOMANCY – Joel Graham
2. EXECUTIVE SLACKS – Thirty Years
3. MADNESS – Lou Champagne System *
4. NITE AND DAY (HOMAGE À COLE PORTER) – Tuxedomoon
5. ANEMONE HOUSING – Factrix
6. WOMBLE – Nash The Slash
7. POLICE STORY – Sequencer People
8. DANCING ON THE BERLIN WALL (DEMO) – Rational Youth
9. UNTITLED – F/I And Boy Dirt Car *
10. POSSIBLY WINSTON – Isosceles
11. WORLDS – Steve Roach
12. ICE FLOE – Young Scientist
13. 36A3 – John Bender
14. WORK FOR LOVE (DUB) – Ministry
15. CLERK CHARADE – Moev

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

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DISC ONE:

1. THE DEVIL MAKES THE LOUDEST NOISE – Tone Set
2. CREATORS - Data-Bank-A
3. MAMBOPOLIS – Richard Bone
4. LOGARITHMS - Geoffrey Landers
5. CURRENT SLAUGHTER - Rhythm And Noise
6. THE METAL BENDERS – Dark Day
7. PUSH ME, PULL YOU (PT 2) - Futurisk
8. DANCING HAIRPIECE WEARS TWO LEFT SHOES - Smegma
9. ROCKET USA - Suicide
10. INTERMISSION: “POP” - Lon C. Diehl 11. FIRST MUTATION - Kevin Lazar *
12. AM CITY – Voice Farm
13. DONKEYS BEARING CUPS – Craig Leon 14. I ADORE YOU - German Shepherds 15. SLABYARD - Psyclones

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC TWO:

1. 99 SPACE MUSIC - The Residents *
2. HANDS ACROSS THE SEA (PT 2) – K7SS
3. ARCHIE’S DUB – K Leimer
4. SIMULATION/STIMULATION – Hunting Lodge
5. HELLO GRIEG - Short-Term Memory
6. BE GOOD - Blackhouse
7. ANGE DES ORAGES – Philip Glass
8. PRIMORDIAL LANDSCAPE – Patrick Cowley
9. MIND OVER MATTER (DEMO) - Psyche 10. LOWDOWN – Galen Herod
11. MAX PALE RED - Cyrnai *
12. MODE OF INFECTION - Non
13. OLEO STRUT - Marc Barreca 14. ELECTRIC PIECE - F/I
15. DRUMS - Laurie Spiegel

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC THREE:

1. ACROSS THE LAKE OF THE ANCIENT WORD – Terry Riley
2. UNWINDING - Michael William Gilbert
3. MRS LAURA - If, Bwana
4. INACONTACT - Chrome
5. SLIMY STEW AND PUSSY GRUEL (EXTRACT) - Dog As Master
6. EVENING THOUGHTS - Anode
7. XX COMMITTEE - Damarc
8. CAT VOMIT PUNK HOUSE – Girls On Fire
9. UNITED WE FALL - Problemist
10. 1981-83 SOURCE MIX - Mystery Hearsay
11. WHAT THE PEEPER SAW - Smersh
12. CATALYZE (SUBJECTION TO CATALYST) – Boy Dirt Car
13. AO 01 ‘REAGENT’ - Architects Office
14. SAD HORROR FILM – Mental Anguish
15. UNTITLED #3 - Controlled Bleeding

DISC FOUR:

1. GEOMANCY – Joel Graham
2. EXECUTIVE SLACKS - Thirty Years
3. MADNESS - Lou Champagne System *
4. NITE AND DAY (HOMAGE À COLE PORTER) - Tuxedomoon
5. ANEMONE HOUSING - Factrix
6. WOMBLE - Nash The Slash
7. POLICE STORY - Sequencer People
8. DANCING ON THE BERLIN WALL (DEMO) – Rational Youth
9. UNTITLED - F/I And Boy Dirt Car *
10. POSSIBLY WINSTON - Isosceles
11. WORLDS – Steve Roach
12. ICE FLOE - Young Scientist
13. 36A3 – John Bender
14. WORK FOR LOVE (DUB) - Ministry
15. CLERK CHARADE - Moev

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

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