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Stream Adult Swim's New Compilation Featuring Unrelased Arca, Pharmakon, and Merzbow

'N O I S E' is out now on Williams Street Records.

by Alexander Iadarola
Dec 20 2016, 7:14pm

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Adult Swim has tapped a who's who of experimental artists for their new unambiguously titled compilation, N O I S E, released today on in-house label Williams Street Records. Each track here is previously unreleased, and altogether the collection taps a disparate number of scenes and eras, featuring material by the likes of seminal noise musician Merzbow alongside that of much younger artists like NYC's Sadaf.

Björk collaborator Arca is one of N O I S E's most notable contributors; although his work regularly bears traces of smudged distortion, on "Bussy" he veers all the way into power electronics territory at certain moments. Melt Banana, Pharmakon, Boredoms member EYE, Wolf Eyes, and Prurient also feature; there are 16 tracks by in total.

Flying Lotus, D∆WN and Tim Hecker all featured Adult Swim's annual Singles Series this year. NON co-founder Chino Amobi's tumultuous track "Negative Fire" with Rabit and Dedekind Cut was a standout track of that collection.

The compilation is streaming on SoundCloud, and available for download from Adult Swim's website.

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