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Future Concept Albums (ELIJAH, part 16)

by Dave Skipper SERIES PAGE: ELIJAHPREVIOUS: Track Notes 14: Seven Thousand Saints If you’ve read all the Track Notes, congratulations! Explaining noise, and describing what it may be intended to represent, is for sure not every noisehead’s cup of tea. … Continue reading

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Track Notes 14: Seven Thousand Saints (ELIJAH, part 15)

by Dave Skipper SERIES PAGE: ELIJAH PREVIOUS: Track Notes 13: Susurrations of the Almighty Story Summary: 14 Seven Thousand Saints God asks Elijah what he is doing, and Elijah replies that he has been very zealous for him, but that … Continue reading

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Track Notes 13: Susurrations of the Almighty (ELIJAH, part 14)

by Dave Skipper SERIES PAGE: ELIJAHPREVIOUS: Track Notes 10/11/12: Scorching! Seismic! Scorching! Story Summary: 13 Susurrations of the Almighty After the destruction and cacophony of the rock-shattering wind, the earthquake, and the fire, came ‘the sound of a low whisper’ … Continue reading

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Track Notes 10/11/12: Cyclonic! Seismic! Scorching! (ELIJAH, part 13)

by Dave Skipper SERIES PAGE: ELIJAH PREVIOUS: Track Notes 9: Scheming Reprobates / Strength to the Suicidal Story Summary: 10/11/12 Cyclonic! Seismic! Scorching! Now Elijah is on Mount Horeb, the mountain of God. The Lord God Yahweh tells Elijah to … Continue reading

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Track Notes 9: Scheming Reprobates / Strength to the Suicidal (ELIJAH, part 12)

by Dave Skipper SERIES PAGE: ELIJAH PREVIOUS: Track Notes 8: Superhuman Sinews Story Summary: 09 Scheming Reprobates / Strength to the Suicidal After the victory over the prophets of Baal, Ahab returned home to report to his wife Jezebel what … Continue reading

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Live in November 2020 (series: Listen Here! part 19)

Super Dommune & Kansai Festival of Modular. by Dave Skipper Like most artists, I had fewer gigs in 2020 than for many years. Happily, two of my sets were recorded on video thanks to the wonderful Doravideo, and I was … Continue reading

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2020 Overview

by Dave Skipper Despite various challenges and changes to plans – as experienced in different ways by so many people, and far worse for many compared to me – I look back on 2020 with gratitude for a good and … Continue reading

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Track Notes 8: Superhuman Sinews (series: ELIJAH, part 11)

by Dave Skipper SERIES PAGE: ELIJAH PREVIOUS: Track Notes 7: Stormclouds a’Comin’ Story Summary: 08 Superhuman Sinews [1 Kings 18:46] After Elijah tells Ahab to go swiftly in his chariot before the heavy rains stops him, he is endowed with … Continue reading

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Track Notes 7: Stormclouds a’Comin’ (series: ELIJAH, part 10)

by Dave Skipper SERIES PAGE: ELIJAH PREVIOUS: Track Notes 6: Slaughter of the Prophets Story Summary: 07 Stormclouds a’Comin’ [1 Kings 18:41-45]On the basis of what has just happened – the people rejecting Baal and renewing the covenant with Yahweh … Continue reading

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Track Notes 6: Slaughter of the Prophets (series: ELIJAH, part 9)

by Dave Skipper SERIES PAGE: ELIJAHPREVIOUS: Track Notes 5: Supernatural Fire Story Summary: 06 Slaughter of the Prophets [1 Kings 18:40]The God of Elijah answered by fire, showing up the prophets of Baal as no more than apostate frauds. They … Continue reading

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Track Notes 5: Supernatural Fire (series: ELIJAH, part 8)

by Dave Skipper SERIES PAGE: ELIJAH PREVIOUS: Track Notes 4: Soaked Stones Story Summary: 05 Supernatural Fire [1 Kings 18:36-39] In marked contrast to the preceding wildness, Elijah calmly kneels and prays to Yahweh, the one true God, that he … Continue reading

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Track Notes 4: Soaked Stones (series: ELIJAH, part 7)

by Dave Skipper SERIES PAGE: ELIJAH PREVIOUS: Track Notes 3: Slashing Flesh While Deities Slumber Story Summary: 04 Soaked Stones [1 Kings 18:30-35] After the prophets of Baal had finally given up, failing to call down fire from heaven, Elijah … Continue reading

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Track Notes 3: Slashing Flesh While Deities Slumber (series: ELIJAH, part 6)

by Dave Skipper SERIES PAGE: ELIJAHPREVIOUS: Track Notes 2: Summon the Prophets! Story Summary: 03 Slashing Flesh While Deities Slumber [1 Kings 18:25-29]The events on the day of the contest between Elijah and the 450 prophets of Baal were absolutely … Continue reading

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Track Notes 2: Summon the Prophets! (series: ELIJAH, part 5)

by Dave Skipper SERIES PAGE: ELIJAH PREVIOUS: Track Notes 1: Shrivelling Land Story Summary: 02 Summon the Prophets! [1 Kings 18:1,17-24] When Elijah meets the king, Ahab accuses him of being the ‘troubler of Israel’ because of the drought. In … Continue reading

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Track Notes 1: Shrivelling Land (series: ELIJAH, part 4)

by Dave Skipper SERIES PAGE: ELIJAH Story Summary: 01 Shrivelling Land [1 Kings 16:29-30,32-33; 17:1] Ahab was the wickedest king Israel had known, setting up false gods and idols throughout the land. As a result, Elijah the prophet of the … Continue reading

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Album Notes 3: Album Overview (series: ELIJAH, part 3)

The story itself and additional background.by Dave Skipper. In this series of posts I give background information and details regarding my new concept noise album release אֵלִיָּהוּ/ELIJAH. Check the series page HERE for basic intro and info.Previous post: Album Notes … Continue reading

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Album Notes 2: Preparation, Recording, Editing (series: ELIJAH, part 2)

Track titles -> field recordings -> modular synth -> laptop.by Dave Skipper. In this series of posts I give background information and details regarding my new concept noise album release אֵלִיָּהוּ/ELIJAH. Check the series page HERE for basic intro and … Continue reading

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Album Notes 1: Project Origin, Album Title, “Christian Noise?” (series: ELIJAH, part 1)

אֵלִיָּהוּ / Elijah / ‘Eliahu’ / エリヤ / 「エリヤーフ」 by Dave Skipper. In this series of posts I give background information and details regarding my new concept noise album release אֵלִיָּהוּ/ELIJAH. Check the series page HERE for basic intro and … Continue reading

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Expansion / Aggression – Hard Rock and Heavy Metal (series: Journey Into Noise, part 2)

Petra, Jimi Hendrix, Iron Maiden, Megadeth.by Dave Skipper DEPARTMENT PAGE FOR THIS SERIES: JOURNEY INTO NOISEPREVIOUS ARTICLE IN THIS SERIES: Evocation / OriginsNEXT ARTICLE IN THIS SERIES: pending While growing up I was blissfully unaware of the world of pop music: it … Continue reading

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Gigs 2020

2010/11/12 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 upcoming Gigs in 2020: 2020/12/20 @ Soup / Ochiai 「Heavier Than Jupiter Vol.24 – live album recording」 ASTRO ・ 森田潤 / Jun Morita ・ Shayne Bowden ・ 布山陽介 / Yousuke … Continue reading

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Gigs 2019

2010/11/12 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 upcoming Gigs in 2019: 2019/12/13 @ Cafe Flying Teapot / Ekoda 「Electronics Session #5」 Mass Phallocentrism Attack ・ LZ129 ・ Scum ・ Dave Skipper ・ 野本直輝 / Naoki Nomoto 2019/12/09 … Continue reading

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Gigs 2018

2010/11/12 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 upcoming Gigs in 2018: 2018/12/10 @ Mi7 Japan / Akasaka 「Powcademy Tokyo: Powcast No.16」 Saraam ・ Takahisa Mitsumori ・ ドラびでお / Doravideo ・ Dave Skipper ・ Hataken 2018/11/23 @ Soup … Continue reading

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Gigs 2017

2010/11/12 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 upcoming Gigs in 2017: 2017/12/29 @ Kagurane / KGR(n) / Kagurazaka 「Tokyo Festival of Modular presents: Dance of Modular」 Numb ・ Koichi Shimizu ・ ULU a.k.a. Tateyama + Yumbo ・ … Continue reading

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Gigs 2016

2010/11/12 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 upcoming Gigs in 2016: 2016/12/18 @ SuperDeluxe / Nishi-Azabu 「Tokyo Festival of Modular presents: Cafe Deluxe」 電子海面 (Denshikaimen, “Electric Sea”) ・ Isei Ben ・ KURO ・ Hataken ・ Infinity A.D. … Continue reading

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Gigs 2015

2010/11/12 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 upcoming Gigs in 2015: 2015/12/14 @ Hisomine / Omiya 「ヒソミネゴザトロニカ / Hisomine Gozatronica)」 Infinity A.D. (Dave Skipper) ・ プリセットパターン (Preset Pattern) ・ Meat Boy ・ dok-s project ・ Dedoo 2015/11/30 … Continue reading

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Gigs 2014

2010/11/12 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 upcoming Gigs in 2014: 2014/12/20 @ Heavy Sick Zero / Nakano 「Modulate Sleep Vol.2」 Dave Skipper + 野本直輝 / Naoki Nomoto ・ 黒電話666 / BlackPhone666 ・ Ozigiri ・ 濁朗 / … Continue reading

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Gigs 2013

2010/11/12 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 upcoming Gigs in 2013: 2013/12/22 @ Matching Mole / Koenji 「Modular Synth Meeting Tokyo #01」 Hal Spirits ・ 深澤秀行 / Hideyuki Fukasawa (eicheph) ・ 中山信彦 / Nobuhiko Nakayama ・ Z_Hyper … Continue reading

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Gigs 2010/11/12

2010/11/12 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 upcoming Gigs in 2010/11/12: 2012/12/19 @ Bullet’s / Nishi-Azabu 「Tronito Vol.20」 伊東篤宏 / Atsuhiro Ito (Optron) ・ JINMO ・ waki aka wakisaka akifumi ・ Dave Skipper ・ DJ Rui Sumida … Continue reading

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Evocation / Origins – Classical Music and Instrumental Rock (series: Journey Into Noise, part 1)

Holst, Khachaturian, Górecki, The Shadows, Sky.by Dave Skipper DEPARTMENT PAGE FOR THIS SERIES: JOURNEY INTO NOISENEXT ARTICLE IN THIS SERIES: Expansion / Aggression Born in 1978 in Luton (UK), I grew up in the 1980s on a steady of diet my Dad’s … Continue reading

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Nor Noise (series: Watch This! part 3)

12 expressions about noise music (2004). Continue reading

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Curse of Noise 2/5 (A Brief History of Noise, part 8)

Noise and the Devil. Continue reading

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Projects Update, August 2020

Recording, Reading, Writing, Studying Continue reading

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SGR 1806-20 new album for Soup (series: Listen Here! Part 18)

3 tracks of noise to download. Continue reading

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Isolation (series: Beauty in Noise, part 15)

Escaping the viral spiral. Continue reading

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How to Read a Book (series: Book Reviews, part 3)

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading. Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren Comments by Dave Skipper DEPARTMENT PAGE FOR THIS SERIES: BOOK REVIEWS PREVIOUS ARTICLE IN THIS SERIES: Shocking Tales of Harsh Noise NEXT ARTICLE IN THIS SERIES: pending … Continue reading

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First Father of Music (series: Music in the Bible, part 2)

Ancient strings and pipes. Continue reading

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Voice of Noise 2/4: POCKET-SIZED SUMMARY

Attributes of God. Continue reading

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Voice of Noise 1/4: POCKET-SIZED SUMMARY

Noise of God, God of noise. Continue reading

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Woe to the Bloody City! (series: Prophetic Noise Vignettes, part 6)

The prophet Nahum. Continue reading

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The Ultimate Noisician: POCKET-SIZED SUMMARY

The noisiest of them all. Continue reading

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[日本語] Mutually Exclusive Noise

「BibleのMutually Exclusiveな要素をNoiseから分析する」 MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE NOISE 「わたしは秘められている財宝と、ひそかな所の隠された宝をあなたに与える。」ノイズの矛盾点とは、正反対のものがそこに共存しているということだ。すなわち、創造と破壊、力強さと弱さ、神聖なものとそれを冒涜するもの、永続的なものと一時的なもの、芸術と反芸術、自由と拘束、秩序と乱れ。では、ノイズの反対はなんだろうか?それは音楽ではない。なぜなら、ノイズが音楽となりえるのと同じように、音楽はノイズとなりえるからだ。違うのはリスナーの受け取り方である。静寂でもない。なぜなら、時として静寂はコミュニケーションを妨げるものであるからだ。また、静寂はノイズのダイナミックな側面とその混沌とした頻度と強く絡み合っている。ならば、ノイズは自らと相互排他的であって、その内在する矛盾性が増幅されるのだろうか? 形而上学的に言えば創造主である神と被造物である人間は相互排他的である。「天を創造し、地を形造られた方、この主がこう仰せられる。『わたしが主である。ほかにはいない。』」神は音の次元を含む全ての創造物を維持し続け、支配をし、またそれと共存するが、神自身は永続的な存在であり、被造物ではなく、人間からもかけ離れた存在である。しかし、神と人を根本的に堅く結合させる存在がいる。永遠に神の子であり、神でありながら人となられたお方、イエス・キリストである。「ひとりのみどりごが・・・生まれ、その名は『力ある神』と呼ばれる。」 物理的に言えば光と闇は幾つもの色合いと影をかけあわせて成り立っている。しかし、倫理的にはそれらは相互排他的である。「ああ。悪を善、善を悪と言っている者たち。彼らはやみを光、光を闇と(する)。」暗闇を象徴するノイズは混乱、分裂、そして終わりのない死をもたらす。しかし、光を象徴するノイズは啓示、革新、そして満ち溢れるいのちを与える。その双方がぶつかるとき、ノイズの猛威を振るう喊声が轟く。「聞け。町からの騒ぎ!」完全であり、聖なるお方、また永遠の方であるイエス・キリストが私たちの身代わりとなって死を味わったとき、極限的な橋渡しが行われ、裁きと憐れみが結合した。「主は、私たちのすべての咎を彼に負わせた。」その後の勝利的な復活、すなわち「死の死」は、私たちへの永遠のいのちを保証する。「・・・永久に死を滅ぼされる。」 相互排他的なもの同士を奇跡的に結合させる勢力は恵みである。つまり、私たちが神の偉大さを最大限に楽しめるように、神ご自身が頑強な障壁をぶち破ったのである。恵みはノイズを暗闇から光へ、死をいのちへ、悲しみを喜びへと変える。ノイズは自らを掻き乱すというよりは、不思議な穏やかさを秘め、それが自由に放たれるとき、神秘に浸ることができる。ノイズを作り出すことは、私たちに限界に近づくことを可能にし、光を追い求めさせ、また、境界線を越えるほどの恵みを経験する為にイエスに捧げることのできるものである。ノイズの謎はこれで解決である。 静寂は緊張であり、ノイズは解放である。ノイズは緊張であり、静寂は解放である。 MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE NOISE, R.I.P. – REST IN PARADOX! 聖書からの引用:イザヤ書45章3節、45章18節、9章6節、5章20節、66章6節、53章6節、25章8節 原文: Dave Skipper 日本語訳: Grace Koshino さらなる分析(英語のみ): http://www.TheWordOnNoise.com/Noise-Life-Death アルバム: Mutually Exclusive Music 2

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Mutually Exclusive Noise – introduction (series: Noise. Life. Death. part 5)

Where mysteries converge. Continue reading

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[日本語] (D/R)CnSTRXn

Dave Skipper の「(D/R)CnSTRXn」はこのアルバムにあります: https://wavefolder.bandcamp.com/album/i-go-i-e i. deep breathing [19min]: 1 take, unedited, no overdubs ii. time fracture [1min]: edited in Ableton Live from 3 further takes Sound sources: 3 gong samples, nothing else Gear: 4ms WAV Recorder, Make Noise Mimeophon, Make … Continue reading

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Temple Noise (series: Noise. Life. Death. part 4)

The ‘ichi go ichi e’ project and my ‘(D/R)CnSTRXn’ tracks. Continue reading

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Underground Stuff (series: Beauty in Noise, part 14)

A cartoon. Continue reading

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Noise as Praise (The Word on Noise, part 13)

From quarks to quasars. Continue reading

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2020 Goals

Time marches on! Continue reading

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Update October 2019

Busy as a bee. Continue reading

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Unshakeable Kingdom (series: Listen Here! Part 17)

An unreleased earthquaking live harsh noise track. by Dave Skipper DEPARTMENT PAGE FOR THIS SERIES: LISTEN HERE! PREVIOUS ARTICLE IN THIS SERIES: Untangled Guts Comeback NEXT ARTICLE IN THIS SERIES: pending I just discovered this little gem from a few years back – … Continue reading

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Untangled Guts Comeback (series: Listen Here! part 16)

With VJ Hexler at Ochiai Soup, 2019/09/14. Continue reading

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