Friday, 22 August 2014


"Life salvagee 1997 - 2000"
Year:    2000
Country:    UK
City:    London
Label:   DDT
Format:    CD
Tracks:    10
Time:    60 mmin.
Genre:    electronic
Style:             Noise

Russell Haswell (born 1970, Coventry, UK) is a multidisciplinary artist. He has exhibited conceptual and wall based visual works, video art, public sculpture, as well as audio presentations in both art gallery and concert hall contexts. Extreme Computer Music is one specialized area of activity. An ongoing collaboration (2003 +) with Florian Hecker working with Iannis Xenakis’ graphic-input ‘UPIC Music Composing System’ is one project, the recorded results have been presented in the form of multi channel electroacoustic diffusion sessions, for example for the Frieze Art Fair. He has collaborated with: Aphex Twin, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Florian Hecker, Earth, Popol Vuh, Kjetil Manheim, Carsten Höller, Mika Vainio, Carl Michael Von Hausswolff, Masami Akita, Peter Rehberg, Zbigniew Karkowski, Gescom, Yasunao Tone and Whitehouse. In 2002 his debut compact disc Live Salvage 1997-2000 (Mego) received Prix Ars Electronica Honorable Mention for Digital Musics. In 2005 and 2006 he curated two London based All Tomorrow’s Parties club events, entitled ‘Easy to Swallow’, intended for the “broad-minded” the events showcased: Carl Michael Von Hausswolff, Yasunao Tone + Hecker, Mark Stewart and the Maffia, Aphex Twin, Whitehouse, Surgeon + Regis Present: British Murder Boys, Lee Dorrian, Pita, Earth, Autechre, Robert Hood (ex-Underground Resistance).
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"Double A"
Year:    2014
Country:    US
Label:    Diagonal
Format:    EP
Tracks:    2 (+ bonus)
Time:    28 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Noise           Techno

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"Convulsive Threshold"
Year:    2013
Country:    UK , Japan
City:    London , Tokyo
Label:    Editions Mego
Format:    CD
Tracks:    2
Time:    46 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:             Noise

RUSSELL HASWELL (UK) and Yasunao Tone (Japan) have a rich history in exploring the extremes of sound and technology, where they intertwine and where the potential lies for deviation from the function intrinsic to their design. Both artists have undertaken years of rigorous exploration of sonic phenomena via the production of music tools. The constant shift in synthesis and production over the decades has only provoked further challenges resulting in an excited means of exploration and consistently new and challenging results.
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Year:    2012
Country:    UK
City:    London
Label:    Downwards
Format:    EP
Tracks:    3
Time:    12 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                Noise              Techno              Drone

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"acid noise synthesis"
Year:    2011
Label:    Editions Mego
Format:    CD
Tracks:    17
Time:    660 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise            Acid

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"In it"
Year:    2011
Country:    UK
City:   London
Label:    Editions Mego
Format:  LP , DVD
Edition:    500 copies
Tracks:    9
Time:    42 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                Noise

True electronic harsh noise discharge recorded in different live shows during an european tour in 2011. Only with distortions pedals and contact mics, RUSSELL HASWELL get to gives us a true sensation of energy discharge which can to remind the lastest Merzbow works. For my personal musical taste "Life salvagee 1997 - 2000" is still his best album, but you can also wonder with these live recording. I don´t see yet the DVD format but I imagine it should be amazing and funny to see this man in "total action".
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Year:    2002
Country:    UK , Japan
Label:    Warp
Format:    CD
Tracks:    5
Time:    48 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Noise

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"panther noi!se"
Year:    2016
Label:    Haswell
Format:    CD
Tracks:    7
Time:    42 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise

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