Noisepoetnobody does as the name suggests on “This City”

There’s some records out there that aren’t for everybody, and This City is one of them.

It’s mostly industrial soundscapes—industrial junkyards, it sounds like—with some beats and menacing sounds from the studio accompanying. The title is taken from the first song’s source material, “We Built This City” by Starship. The chorus of that pop hit is manipulated and stretched to its breaking point while the yard churns below it. The rest of the album moves along after that without any similar sampling, having discarded what we might call its sense of humor.

The cover of the record (above) looks like this album sounds. Live gigs from Noisepoetnobody, the press release says, are “forever seeking to promote mental deprogramming through anti-commercial sonic immersion.” That sounds about right. I like it and I’ll be interested to see if some of my friends who are into noise like this record.

This City is out digitally from Scry Recordings on the group’s Bandcamp page. Give it a try and see how it hits you. Besides, the $5 price tag for six tracks is a bargain.

Live photo: Mark Tweed


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