New York Noise

Soul jazz records "New york noise" features the cream of new york’s punk-funk bands from the early 80s. It´s divided in three volumes. In the first volume bands such as esg, liquid liquid, bush tetras, arthur russell’s "dinosaur l" etc – All bands that have had a huge influence on the current wave of new york groups such as The Rapture, Metro Area, The Liars, The Strokes etc."New york noise" sums up the point where dance music and punk rock first met. It features new york no wave artists such as dna, glenn branca, bush tetras etc alongside new york dance music’s experimental pioneers such as arthur russell (Dinosaur l), Bill laswell (material), konk and joe bowie’s funk/jazz classic group defunkt.Two more classic esg tracks, jean michael basquiat’s classic production of the proto-electro-hip-hop classic "Beat BOP" as well as super rare new york artists such as the dance, and the bloods. The second Volume follows-up to our highly acclaimed New York Noise compilation delves even deeper into the exciting and diverse range of music that sprang from downtown Manhattan's fertile community of bohemian artists and night people in the late seventies and early eighties!Featuring the greatest and rarest punk funk, no wave, drone rock, spazz jazz, mutant disco, and more! This fantastic compilation charts the hidden links between these varied musical offerings and tells the secret story of this vibrant underground scene through extensive sleeve notes and archival photos!Amoungst the treats in store for you in this jewel box of creative delights is a wicked hi-energy percussive stomper from Pulsallama; visceral guitar freak-outs from Red Transistor and Glenn Branca; two little-known leftfield disco not disco gems from cult hero Arthur Russell; tribal wonky wonders from Mofungo, Don King, Jim Jarmusch's Del Byzanteens, and Jill Kroesen; punk funk action from Certain General and The Glorious Strangers, drone rock bliss from the one and only Sonic Youth, and a truly fearsome guitar orchestra assault from Rhys Chatham!The third and last volume presents the installment in Soul Jazz Records’ journey into the underground music of New York City in the 1980s, this time focussing on the electronic dance/post-punk mutations and proto-electro music that originally came out on mainly small D-I-Y labels. Today the new wave of New York art/rock groups such as DFA, The Strokes, the Rapture, Juan McLean, James Murphy, The Liars, Yeah Yeah Yeahs all have their roots in this early 1980s New York Noise music scene. This album features text, original photos and interviews documenting this amazing period.New York Noise 3 is compiled and annotated by Stuart Argabright, an important participant in the New York music scene during this period and features music from Implog, Suicide, Snatch, James Blood Ulmer, Dominatrix and many more.Beginning in the mid-1970s, the East Village of New York City, A/K/A Downtown, became a hot-bed of musical and artistic ideas. In this small ten-block area practically every musician was also an artist, every artist a film-maker and every film-maker was in a band. Experimental music clashed with the aftermath of Punk and groups such as Snatch, Dominatrix and Implog blurred the boundaries of art, punk and dance music.New York City at this time featured a bewildering array of musical communities: the birth of Hip-Hop in the Bronx: the punk scene of CBGBs and Max’s Kansas City (Ramones, Talking Heads, Television): the emerging art music scene of Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson: the underground disco scene of David Mancuso’s Loft, Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage; The Free Jazz loft scene (James Blood Ulmer, Rashied Ali) and the No Wave art/rock scene of James Chance, Lydia Lunch et al. The artists featured here created new music influenced by all these scenes.NB CD Credit corrections: Boris Policeband tracks are written by Boris Policeband, not Dike Blair as stated on CD. Boris Policeband photos by Roberto Masotti (in booklet) and Roberto Masotti (inside tray)

New York Noise 2-Dance music from New York underground 1977-1984

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"Laurie Anderson (born Laura Phillips Anderson, on June 5, 1947, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) is an American experimental performance artist and musician who plays violin and keyboards and sings in a variety of experimental music and art rock styles. Initially trained as a sculptor, Anderson did her first performance art piece in the late 1960s. Throughout the 1970s, Anderson did a variety of different performance art activities. She became widely known outside the art world in 1981 when her single "O Superman," reached number two on the UK pop charts. She also starred in and directed the 1986 concert film, Home of the Brave.She has also invented several devices that she has used in her recordings and performance art shows. In 1977, she created a "tape-bow violin" that uses recorded magnetic tape on the bow and a magnetic tape head in the bridge. In the late 1990s, she developed a "talking stick", a six-foot long, batonlike MIDI controller that can access and replicate different sounds.
During the late 1970s, Anderson made a number of additional recordings which were released either privately or included on compilations of avant garde music, most notably releases by the Giorno Poetry Systems label run by New York poet John Giorno, an early intimate of Andy Warhol. In 1978, Anderson performed at The Nova Convention, a major conference involving many counter-culture figures and rising avant garde musical stars, including William S. Burroughs, Philip Glass, Frank Zappa, Timothy Leary, Malcolm Goldstein, John Cage and Allen Ginsberg.In 2003, Anderson became NASA's first and so far only artist-in-residence, which inspired her most recent performance piece, The End of the Moon. Anderson has also collaborated with William Burroughs, Arto Lindsay, Bill Laswell, Ian Ritchie, Peter Gabriel, Perry Hoberman, David Sylvian, Jean Michel Jarre, Brian Eno, Nona Hendryx, Bobby McFerrin, Dave Stewart, Peter Laurence Gordon, Hector Zazou, and Lou Reed. She also worked with comedian Andy Kaufman in the late 1970".