Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Japanese American Noise Treaty
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Metal
Open Your Mind
Eric | Tucson, Arizona | 01/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The world we live in now is full of cut-up sounds. Birds, drills, car engines, coughing, snoring, etc. This complex evironment is what John Cage used to illustrate that "music" is everywhere. But, what exactly is music? That is a question the individual must answer for him/herself. I personally believe that large quantities of so called "noise", as well as the complexities of chaos, contain structure. Mathematically, chaos can be bizarre, but our human minds stretch much farther than what we ascertain on the surface of sensory perception. Noise has structure, but it is up to the individual to find it. This MUSIC is an objective experience. A noise recording is the universe speaking. Listen and learn."
A good deal but not the best collection
Matthew D. Mercer | Chicago, IL United States | 01/06/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This 2-CD set is worth it if only because it's got a very reasonable pricetag. As the other review mentioned if you are not into noise then don't bother with this one; it's not anything else. The Japanese acts as usual manage to provide a much harsher, more straightforward assault on the senses with contributions from more established artists such as Masonna, MSBR, etc. The American bands tend to integrate more musicality and attempt to impose a more musical context on the genre, which occasionally works but not usually. For fans of noise, this is interesting but not essential. If you're curious, though, this might be a good place to start in terms of price and quantity."