Dave Bloody NYZ. The Australian based, UK born scientist of noise returns with an archive release of some of his oldest bleeps. This is a 2LP worth of vintage tunes from the '87 to '93 period which pre-dated similar noises coming out of Autechre, Aphex Twin and the Rephlex laboratories. A wide ranging blast of techno, acid, hardcore and breakbeats from a leader in his field. Essential.
Limited Vinyl Double LP £22.99 RAVENYZLL
Purple coloured vinyl 2LP on The Death of Rave. Edition of 300 copies in screen-printed sleeve.
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The Death of Rave offers us a peek inside the Noyzelab back when it was a teenage bedroom studio, with this collection of tracks spanning the late ‘80s through the early ‘90s. With a trusty Amiga, a magpie approach to sampling, some synths and plenty of imagination, a young Dave Noyze would create these vibrant and fun tunes, some of which feel like they could have been lost rave classics had they seen the light of day back then.
It’s pretty remarkable to think these tunes have been hidden away for so long. In retrospect, stylistically many of these tracks share an affinity with some UK breakbeat hardcore and early techno from the period, and yet they also somehow feel disconnected from that whole party scene i.e they were perhaps never designed to be played by DJs or were never inspired by Chicago, Detroit and Belgium like a lot of stuff was back then. To me at least, they’re perhaps simply the product of a restlessly creative mind schooled in science fiction, an artist hungry for and experimenting with the tantalizing possibilities of emerging technology and manipulation of sound. There’s also a wicked sense of humour at work that’s joyously demented. We never really know where we’re heading on this album as the youthful energy swerves into some of the more avant-garde realms the artist would later pursue as can be heard on recent LPs on Important Records, CDs on Entr'acte and a veritable treasure trove of tapes and digital releases on tonnes of underground boutique labels.
Great to hear this early, more spannered side to the artist getting out there, and indeed it highlights the little known fact that although David Burraston’s work has only become known to the world at large in recent years, he has a long history in the pursuit and creation of interesting sound that’s now thankfully being revealed.
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