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Noise Receptor Journal: Archive Vol 1

sound with impact - analysing the abstract

The global post-industrial underground scene, with a focus on the dark ambient, death industrial, heavy electronics and power electronics.

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Jason MantisMalignant Records
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Noise Receptor Journal continues the same, high quality path of its predecessor, Spectrum Magazine, and ups the ante. Outstanding coverage of the true underground dark ambient/death industrial/industrial scene.
Dominick FernowPrurient/Hospital Productions
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A welcome return of underground yet pro-printed magazines in the absence of greats such as Spectrum, Degenerate, Descent, Bannanfish, Judas Kiss, Denshi Zatsuon, ND, Scraps of Paper and early issues of Resound and catalogs from RRR, Artware, SFCR, etc. All print is welcome in this era of online corruption. Keep up the important work.
Infinite Fog Productions
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Noise Receptor zines… epic stuff in handy format. I enjoy with author’s style, he artfully penetrates deep into music and knows the history… if you miss the old times when everyone feels informational hunger about good music, you know how it feels to get a nice zine in hands. Check it.
Roger BattyMusique Machine
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Whether you’re a long-time follower of the post-industrial scene, or new to the wider genre I’d say Noise Receptor Journal: Archive Volume One is a must-buy item – as both the interviews and reviews are most informative and well-written.

For almost a decade the zine, Noise Receptor Journal, has been documenting the international post-industrial music underground. Each issue has featured reviews and exclusive interviews on dark ambient, death industrial, heavy electronics, power electronics, and other largely ignored forms of music.

Noise Receptor Journal remains a labour of love in the true spirit of the underground. Self-published (out of Melbourne, Australia) it documents a cultural landscape from a unique vantage point, being at once an established and respected voice on that landscape.

This book is the first in a series that compiles the long out-of-print, much sought-after early issues, and contains in their entirety Noise Receptor Journal numbers 1, 2 and 3, as well as new material.

Featured artists include: Alfarmania / Aischrolatreia / Aural Hypnox / Blitzkreig Baby / Fieldwork / Genocide Organ / Grunt / Halo Manash / Puce Mary / Survival Unit / Trepaneringsritualen / Wertham

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Richard Stevenson


September 3, 2020


Size & Pages
210 x 148mm / 268

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Richard Stevenson

RICHARD STEVENSON is the author of Spectrum Compendium, as well as an underground music writer and avid supporter of obscure and difficult forms of music, having been dedicated to the post-industrial underground since the late 1990s. He has published two zines: Spectrum: Ambient/Industrial/ Experimental Music Culture Magazine (five issues 1998-2001) and Noise Receptor Journal: sound with impact – analysing the abstract (five issues since 2013).


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