Art of Noise

The Art Of Noise - The Seduction Of Claude Debussy (1999)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 10, 2016
The Art Of Noise - The Seduction Of Claude Debussy (1999)

The Art Of Noise - The Seduction Of Claude Debussy (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 104 Mb
Experimental Electronic, Breakbeat, Downtempo | Label: ZTT | # ZTT130CD | Time: 00:56:49

More than ten years after the Art of Noise left Trevor Horn's ZTT label to record on their own, original members Anne Dudley and Paul Morley reunited with Horn plus 10cc's Lol Creme to record another LP, organized around the work of French modernist composer Claude Debussy. With a guest list including John Hurt as well as Rakim, the album charts the artistic use of sampled breakbeats – pioneered by the Art of Noise themselves – with nods to '80s hip-hop plus their '90s equivalent, drum'n'bass. Though the Art of Noise doesn't sound quite as brash as they did in their '80s prime, The Seduction of Claude Debussy is an interesting showcase of what made the group great.

The Art Of Noise - The Ambient Collection (1990) Reissue 1993  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 5, 2016
The Art Of Noise - The Ambient Collection (1990) Reissue 1993

The Art Of Noise - The Ambient Collection (1990) Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Ambient, Chill-Out | Label: China/Off-Beat | # OBR 01012-2 | 00:49:20

Discovery Records, just before its demise, did a great and wondrous thing by putting out four, count them, four Art of Noise CDs in one fell swoop. Art of Noise began in the mid-'80s and is now a touchstone to which all electronic music should be compared. While compiling their own collections, Discovery Records was able to take advantage of a excellent compendium ready for reissue. Ambient Collection had long been a jewel in many vinyl collections. These Art of Noise catalog remixes by Youth, bassist for Killing Joke, remain a classic of compositional ambient electronica. One of the themes to this ambient opus is explicitly stated in "Robinson Crusoe" and hinted at elsewhere. Art of Noise's Anne Dudley had mentioned just before the original 1990 release on a GLR Radio U.K. program that French composer Robert Mellin's main theme for "Robinson Crusoe" recalled here was one of her Top Ten favorite pop songs.

The Art Of Noise - Daft (1986) Reissue 1994  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 3, 2016
The Art Of Noise - Daft (1986) Reissue 1994

The Art Of Noise - Daft (1986) Reissue 1994
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Experimental Rock, Synthpop, Art Pop | Label: ZTT | # 4509-94747-2 | 01:01:18

The place for Art of Noise neophytes to start, Daft collects (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art of Noise! and Into Battle with the Art of Noise, along with two reworkings of "Moments in Love" from the original U.K. release of that song, to make a fantastic hour's worth of music. If anything, a single or two aside, Daft beats out the official Best Of compilation by a mile. Having aged superbly with time, AON's early works sound all the more advanced and of the moment, a testament especially to Trevor Horn's excellent production and Anne Dudley's gripping arrangements. Further entertainment comes from the liner notes, which aren't merely state-of-the-art 1984 album design but an apparently barbed attack on the further incarnation of the band from one Otto Flake. The exact seriousness of this is up to the reader. As for the "Moments in Love" versions, both are gentler and more elegant than the already lush original, and none the worse for that, though "(Three Fingers Of) Love" does have rather disconcerting sound effects added to it.

The Art Of Noise - In Visible Silence (1986) Reissue 1994  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 1, 2016
The Art Of Noise - In Visible Silence (1986) Reissue 1994

The Art Of Noise - In Visible Silence (1986) Reissue 1994
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Synthpop, Dance-Rock | China Records | # 4509-95912-2, WOLCD 1016 | 00:51:10

AON hit their stride with the release of this record, while showing their colors in the choices of material – while the usual offbeat AON elements were present, so was "Peter Gunn," with Duane Eddy guesting on guitar. Another AON hit, "Legs," was present, as was the original version of "Paranoimia," enhanced in its single versions by the addition of routines from Max Headroom performed by Matt Frewer, who would later play the digital ding-a-ling on a short-lived TV series. The Frewer versions replaced the original on some pressings, including the original CD, but the original version has since been restored, with both Frewer versions now confined to best-of collections.

The Art Of Noise - In No Sense? Nonsense! (1987)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 30, 2016
The Art Of Noise - In No Sense? Nonsense! (1987)

The Art Of Noise - In No Sense? Nonsense! (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Experimental, Electronic, Dance-Rock, Ambient, Synthpop | Label: China | # 4509-95913-2 | 00:41:40

In No Sense? Nonsense! was the third full-length album by Art of Noise, recorded and released in 1987. By the time of its recording, the group had been reduced to a duo, with engineer Gary Langan leaving the previous year—Langan's mix engineering duties were taken over by Bob Kraushaar and Ted Hayton for this album, but the music was produced entirely by Anne Dudley and J.J. Jeczalik. The album saw the group expanding its sound to include rock and orchestral instrumentation, in addition to its trademark sampling. Many of the album's tracks are seamlessly segued; ambient soundscapes blend into percussive rhythms, dramatic buildups, melodic string arrangements, and vocal choruses and chants. The sounds of various forms of transport are a recurrent theme. Musical motifs from "Dragnet," "Galleons of Stone," and "Ode to Don Jose" recur throughout the album.
The Art Of Noise - (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise! (1984) US Reissue

The Art Of Noise - (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise! (1984) US Reissue
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Experimental Rock, New Wave, Electronic | Island/ZTT | # 422-842 473-2 | Time: 00:41:13

Art of Noise's first full album, (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art of Noise!, consolidated the future shock of the earlier EPs and singles in one entertaining and often frightening and screwed-up package. Rarely has something aiming for modern pop status also sought to destroy and disturb so effectively. The most legendary song is still "Close (To the Edit)," benefiting not merely from the innovative video but from its strong funk groove and nutty sense of humor in the mostly lyric-less vocals, not to mention the "hey!" vocal hook the Prodigy would sample for "Firestarter." Its close cousin, the title track, brilliantly blends a nagging bass synth, echoed drum, and percussion fills and constantly shifting vocal cut-ups, random noises, and strange melodies. They're just two highlights on this prescient release, though. Part of the thrill of Who's Afraid is the sense of juxtaposition and playing around, something still not very common in music and even less so in the pop music genre.
Art Of Noise - And What Have You Done With My Body, God (Box Set Sampler) (2006)

Art Of Noise - And What Have You Done With My Body, God (Box Set Sampler) (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 274 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 113 mb
Genre: electronic, synth pop

And What Have You Done With My Body, God (Box Set Sampler) is the 2006 box set sampler CD for Art Of Noise's four compact disc box set And What Have You Done With My Body, God. It represents Zang Tuum Records and contains some of the nice songs the box set has to offer.

The Art Of Noise - The Best Of The Art Of Noise (1992) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at June 24, 2016
The Art Of Noise - The Best Of The Art Of Noise (1992) [Re-Up]

The Art Of Noise - The Best Of The Art Of Noise (1992)
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Experimental Electronic, Synthpop, New Wave | Label: Off-Beat/China | # WOLCD 20127 | Time: 00:33:00

The Art of Noise were an avant-garde synthpop group formed in early 1983 by engineer/producer Gary Langan and programmer J. J. Jeczalik, along with arranger Anne Dudley, producer Trevor Horn and music journalist Paul Morley. The group's mostly instrumental compositions were novel melodic sound collages based on digital sampler technology, which was new at the time. Inspired by turn-of-the-20th-century revolutions in music, the Art of Noise were initially packaged as a faceless anti- or non-group, blurring the distinction between the art and its creators. The band is noted for innovative use of electronics and computers in pop music and particularly for innovative use of sampling.

Art Of Noise - The Ambient Collection (1990)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 28, 2016
Art Of Noise - The Ambient Collection (1990)

Art Of Noise - The Ambient Collection (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 293 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 135 mb
Genre: electronic, electronica, ambient, easy listening down tempo

The Ambient Collection is a 1990 compilation by British electronic group Art Of Noise. It highlights some of their softer moments throughout their China Records catalog and mixes them together.
The Art Of Noise - Below The Waste (1989) {Polydor Japan 1st Press POOP 20285}

The Art Of Noise - Below The Waste (1989) {Polydor Japan 1st Press POOP 20285}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 307 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 126 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 51 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1989 Polydor K.K. / China Records | Japan 1st Press | POOP 20285
Electronic / Synth-Pop / Alternative / Experimental / Dance-Rock / World Music

Art of the Noise are one of the most groundbreaking, but least understood, bands from the 80's. Their work with ZZT is (rightfully) hailed as groundbreaking, brilliant and highly influential. However, its later albums, without Trevor Horn, are usually either ignored or condemned as hackwork. I can't share this opinion: though later albums became more focused and song-oriented ("In Visible Silence"), the songs were high quality and engaging. And the wild third album "In No Sense? Nonsense!" is on par with "Who's Afraid of the Art Of Noise?" for pure wildness and experimental cutting-edgedness, though a little less focused. It's "suite like" construction makes every listen unpredictable, if uncohesive. And then there's this album: is this the ultimate Art of Noise "sell out" album or what? It's just too bad it didn't have their ultimate sell out single "Kiss" or it would have been a top 10 album, instead of a forgotten relic of the weird (and better than most people want to admit) 80's music scene.