I write about noise, noise music, philosophy, theology, Christian faith, life, art… but all connected to noise in one way or another. A new article is posted here every week. Please subscribe on the right to get new articles delivered straight to your inbox.
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LIST OF ALL ARTICLE SERIES:

>>>  What is noise? What is this blog about?  >>>

  • THE WORD ON NOISE – why I write about noise; how I think ‘Christianly’ about noise; reference materials on what noise is
  • POCKET-SIZED SUMMARIES – short bullet-pointed summaries of the key articles on this blog

>>>  What does the Bible say about noise/music?  >>

>>>  Is noise / noise music worth it? Why?  >>>

  • BEAUTY IN NOISE – finding goodness and beauty in unexpected places
  • DESIRE FOR NOISE – comprehensive survey of the 27 reasons why noise artists love noise
  • EFFECTS OF NOISE – what sound and noise does, for better or worse
  • POEMS – compendium of all my poems that appear on this blog

>>>  How can I learn more about noise music and noise artists?  >>>

  • NOISE INTERVIEWS – in-depth ‘philosophy of noise’ interviews with (mainly Japanese) noise artists
  • BOOK REVIEWS – short reviews on books about noise, noise music, and the intersection of Christian faith with the arts
  • GIGS – all my past and upcoming gigs in Japan
  • LISTEN HERE! – notes on some of my releases and footage from various live performances
  • WATCH THIS! – documentaries about noise and noise music

LIST OF ALL ARTICLES:

series: THE WORD ON NOISE

#1: The Word on Noise – Introducing this blog.
       (The Word on Noise SUMMARY)
#2: What Noise? – Noise is sound is music?
       (What Noise? SUMMARY)
#3: What Word? – Deep. Eternal, Resonant.
       (What Word? SUMMARY)
#4: Symbolism and Noise – More than meets the ear.
       (#4 Symbolism & Noise SUMMARY)
#5: The Noise Within – A personal note.
#6: Definitely Noise – Defining the undefinable.
#7: Classified Noise – Categories and lists.
#8: Thinking About Noise – Why do I do it?
       (Thinking About Noise SUMMARY)
#9: Fields of Noise – A glossary of disciplines and applications.
#10: My Ears Are Ravenous – An ode to harsh noise music.
#11: Noise as ??? – What?
#12: How to Listen to Noise Music – No-nonsense tips.
#13…

series: A BRIEF HISTORY OF NOISE

#1: Chimeric Noise – Before time and space.
#2: Creation of Noise 1/5 – Noise and God’s transcendence.
#3: Creation of Noise 2/5 – Noise and God’s word.
#4: Creation of Noise 3/5 – Noise and God’s image.
#5: Creation of Noise 4/5 – Noise and God’s evaluation.
#6: Creation of Noise 5/5 – Noise and God’s plan.
#7: Curse of Noise 1/5 – Noise and God’s warning.
#8: Curse of Noise 2/5…
#9: Curse of Noise 3/5…
#10: Curse of Noise 4/5…
#11: Curse of Noise 5/5…
#12: Cure for Noise 1/?…
#13…

series: WATCH THIS!

#1: Incapacitants Documentary – Incomparable Japanese noise legends demystified.
#2: People Who Do Noise – Full concert movie documentary from Portland, Oregon, 2008.
#3…

series: PROPHETIC NOISE VIGNETTES

#1: Timeless Noise Oracles – Wisdom and warnings from ancient times.
#2: Recommissioned War/Junk Metal – Isaiah 2:1-4
#3: Noise as Disfigurement – Isaiah 52:13-15
#4: Rattling Bones – Ezekiel 37:1-10
#5: How to Inherit the Earth – Psalm 2: the noise of politics, or the politics of noise?
#6…

series: BOOK REVIEWS

#1: Book Review Plan – Of reading many books there is no end.
#2: Shocking Tales of Harsh Noise – Now with more nothingness!
#3…

series: NOISE INTERVIEWS

#1: Noise Interview Questions – Lots to learn!
#2…

series: THE ULTIMATE NOISICIAN

#1: The Ultimate Noisician – The noisiest of them all.
#2: Voice of Noise 1/4 – Noise of God, God of Noise.
#3: Voice of Noise 2/4 – Attributes of God.
#4: Voice of Noise 3/4 – Progressive noise structures.
#5: Voice of Noise 4/4 – Echoes and foreshadowings.
#6: Noisy Night, Holy Night – God with us.
#7: Visions of Noise 1/2 – Like the sound of rushing waters.
#8: Visions of Noise 2/2…
#9…

series: NOISE. LIFE. DEATH.

#1: The Paradoxes of Noise – Stay in Wonderland.
#2: Metal Machine Music – The existential power of noise.
#3: Absolute Limits of Noise – Theological thoughts from Metal Machine Music.
#4: Occultism and Noise…
#5: Mutually Exclusive Noise…
#6…

series: EFFECTS OF NOISE

#1: Noise Kills! Long Live Noise – The extraordinary impact of sound.
#2…

series: LISTEN HERE!

#1: Maximum Metaphysical Discontinuity – Good Friday noise.
#2: PowWow Performance – Live video from February 2018.
#3: Iron Curtain Noise Volume 1 – My first noise album, released August 2011.
#4: Iron Curtain Noise Volume 2 – My second noise album, released December 2011.
#5: Kinnara : Desi La – Architecture – Treasure from the black avant-garde.
#6: BlackPhone 666 – Riddim Posse – Deejay collage cut up.
#7: Another PowWow Performance – Live video from July 2018.
#8: Otherworldly Improvisation – Koto and modular synth.
#9: Low-Orbit Debris – With thanks to Ben-san!
#10: Mutant Circuitry – Kelly Churko part 1.
#11: Quantum Reverie – Live at ‘Calm & Silence #2’
#12: The Dead Tremble – Live at Oita AtHall, 2019/01/27.
#13: Spumescent – My first weird crazy music, 2003.
#14: Kerrunching, Grinding, Raucous Noise – Live at KGRN, 2019-06-25.
#15: Live Watermelon Curry – With VJ Hexler at Ochiai Soup, 2019-07-21.
#16: Untangled Guts Comeback – With VJ Hexler at Ochiai Soup, 2019-09-14
#17: Unshakeable Kingdom – An unreleased earthquaking live harsh noise track.
#18….

series: MUSIC IN THE BIBLE

#1: Music’s Pervasive Tendrils! – Music, music, everywhere.
#2: First Father of Music…
#3…

series: BEAUTY IN NOISE

#1: Beauty in Noise – Parables and parallels.
#2: Silence… noise life needs it.
#3: Mud… messy, stinking, vital.
#4: Interruption… and the art of listening.
#5: Noise Haiku – Mysteries of noise.
#6: Nebulae… stunning visual noise.
#7: Reflections in the Water… from mirrors to obliteration.
#8: Alien Creosote – Episode 5,495.
#9: Memories… come to haunt or reassure.
#10: Pylons and Cicadas – Multifaceted noise…
#11: Adoption and Noise – Love unshakeable, unconventional, unconditional.
#12: Intestinal Strangulation – Written in hospital after emergency surgery.
#13: Quantum Noise – Gut-checking technology.
#14…

series: DESIRE FOR NOISE

#1: Desire for Noise – Why we love noise!
#2: Empowerment – Alive, in control, invincible.
#3: Exploring the Edges – Adventure and discovery.
#4: Enigma – Savouring the mystery.
#5: Enjoyment – Pure and simple.
#6…

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