ART OF NOISE - WHO'S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE, BEAT BOX 12" VInyl LP Album

 

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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

Titles include BEAT BOX and moments in love, working titles for art of noise's first album included: Beat Box, Worship, Snapshots and the Movement of Desire, But the Art Of Noise suddenly realised...

ZTT (Zang Tuum Tumb) Records, 1984, 2060492, Made in West Germany

Photography Anton Corbijn

Band Members and Musicians on: WHO'S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE, BEAT BOX

Track Listing of: WHO'S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE, BEAT BOX

    Side One:
  1. A Time for Fear (Who's afraid)
  2. Beat Box (Diversion One)
  3. Memento
  4. How to kill
  5. Realisation
    Side Two:
  1. Who's Afraid (of the Art of Noise)
  2. Moments in Love
  3. Snapshot
  4. Close (to the edit) ear no split seams.

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  Art of Noise is an English avant-garde synth-pop and electronic music group formed in 1983 by producer Trevor Horn, engineer Gary Langan and programmer J. J. Jeczalik. The band is considered one of the pioneers of the electropop genre and is known for their innovative and eclectic approach to music-making, incorporating elements of classical, jazz, and avant-garde music into their sound.

 One of the defining features of Art of Noise is their use of technology and sound manipulation techniques. The group made use of sampling, looping, and other digital audio processing techniques to create unique and intricate soundscapes. They were also known for their experimentation with different instrumentation and sound sources, incorporating everything from traditional orchestral instruments to found sounds and noises into their music.

 Some of the band's most popular songs include "Beat Box," "Moments in Love," and "Close (to the Edit)," all of which are considered electronic music classics. Despite having a relatively short lifespan, Art of Noise's impact on the electronic music genre has been significant, inspiring many subsequent musicians and producers.

 In recent years, the band has been recognized for their contributions to music history and have been the subject of numerous retrospectives and reissues of their work. Despite no longer being active, the legacy of Art of Noise lives on through their innovative and influential music.