Good Noise Bad Noise – Joist Hounds – Earth Monkey Productions  – EMC001 (2008) CDr (SOLD OUT)

Good Noise Bad Noise - Joist HoundsGood Noise Bad Noise were:

Shaun Blezard: laptop/fx
Dan Gibson: visuals
John Hall: laptop/fx
Neil Woodall: violin/fx

‘Music that should be played on the radio……a stunning, stunning piece of   work’ – Jeff Grainger, The Download Show

The music is dynamic and has an easy momentum and flow that removes this from the noise for noise sake ghetto into one that is far, far more interesting’Wonderful Wooden Reasons

‘The style is Ambient but with a noisy edge. The expressions are abstract and   dreamlike in atmospheres with found sounds moving backward and forward meanwhile samples of acoustic instruments such as screeching violins creates some high  frequency noises. Final track titled “Dial Lone Owl” is my favorite moments with distant sounds of field recordings buried in a soup of abstract noises. The result is like a strange dream’Vital Weekly

‘This 3” CD brings together five live tracks which are all effective, swirling, multi-faceted pieces with violin and sax textures meeting in a head swimming manner with laptop elements, harmonic elements surface against juddering electronics, textures and sound elements shift and mix in an vibrate and noisy sonic soup. The five tracks were recorded of all places in a Primary school – Barrow Island Primary school to be precise, quite whether any students were present at the performance is unclear but it’s certainly a lot more exiting and edgy then anything that ever appeared at my primary school.  All in all five dense, entertaining and noisy tracks that will appeal to fans of noise and improve, though it’s a pity there’s no live filmed footage with the disk as it would have been interesting to see the visual they presented with this and whether or nor any pupils were present at the performance.’Judas Kiss

Tracks 1-4 originally recorded for The Download Show – broadcast 1st June 2008 on Oldham Community Radio

All tracks recorded in John’s studio Barrow Island 2008 – edited in Barrow & Sheffield 2008

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Good Noise Bad Noise – Joist Hounds