tempobet yeni adresi

17/07/2017 : THE ART OF NOISE - In Visible Silence

THE ART OF NOISE

In Visible Silence

MusicCD
Electronics

[80/100]   

Warner Bros. Records
17/07/2017, Paul PLEDGER

After the release of several ZTT-era reissues and compilations of the masked Fairlight-wielding art-poppers' seemingly bottomless catalogue, comes the first in a line of revisits centred around their time on Polydor and China.

By the time In Visible Silence appeared in 1986, The Art of Noise were a core trio of Anne Dudley, JJ Jeczalik and Gary Langan, having split from co-founders Trevor Horn and Paul Morley. The band's artful, anonymous and cool persona had diminished somewhat by this time, not because of its detachment from Horn and Morley but because ZTT was all but over.

No matter. In Visible Silence hasn't dated any worse than Into Battle or Who's Afraid Of... although one can still easily pinpoint its age as mid-'80s. Legs is a sprightly take on club-belter Beatbox, Paranoimia got remixed with yoof TV's pseudo-rebellion pop-art talking head Max Headroom, Instruments of Darkness echoes A Time To Fear and Backbeat is a distant cousin of In The Army Now or Donna from their first EP.

Where In Visible Silence comes into its own is on the blissed out come-down track Camilla The Old Old Story and the opener Opus 4, both signifying where The Art Of Noise had been and where they were going with the follow-up sets In No Sense, Nonsense and the superior Below The Waste. Camilla is quite, quite lovely - faux-xylophones and congas drive the whole thing onwards with sampled vocals and atmospherics that recall Moments In Love and 10cc's I'm Not In Love intertwined in carnal harmony. Dudley and co could have created a Tubular Bells length epic from this one piece and triumphed, such is its warm organic appeal.

Extras include numerous remixes by Peter bloody Gunn, Legs and Paranoimia, unreleased snippets and excerpts and a few decent b-sides, including a track I used to cane at late '80s house-parties, Why Me? which sounds like Synclaviers on overdrive and the sweet A Nation Rejects, simple in composition but pretty nonetheless. Sleevenotes from ZTT archivest Ian Peel successfully completes the picture.

This review also appeared on Flipside Reviews.

Paul PLEDGER
17/07/2017


Music reviews

18
09
SPARKS
Hippopotamus
16
09
SPARE SNARE
Unicorn
14
09
SPREADING POINT
MOMENTUM - PART II
04
09
HEXHEART
Midnight on a Moonless Night
29
08
CEPHALGY
Gott Maschine Vaterland
28
08
3TEETH
Shutdown.exe

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

18
09
The Knife releases new live album & DVD 'Live at Terminal 5
16
09
LA SCALTRA releases first video single from the forthcoming album FREAKSHOW
15
09
Mortiis releases a free 3-track charity single “Too Little Too Late'
13
09
New album from Electronica project MAURI - 'CYBORGS'
07
09
CAN founder and musician Holger Czukay died at the age of 79
30
08
WAX TRAX! EXPANDS MUSIC DOCUMENTARY WITH SO-CAL EVENT

Concert reviews

27
08
THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
Live at Brussels Summer Fest - 13.08.2017
28
06
ARCANA OBSCURA, SKALUNA, JOHNNY DEATHSHADOW, EISFABRIK, PSYCLON NINE, DORSETSHIRE
maandag 5 juni
26
06
THE AGNES CIRCLE, QUAL, RROYCE, TOO DEAD TO DIE, TECHNIQUE, AUTODAFEH
Zaterdag 3 juni
26
06
NEUSTROHM, UNTERSCHICHT, HAUJOBB, FABRIK C, STOPPENBERG, CENTHRON
Non Tox - vrijdag 2 juni
26
06
ZWEITE JUGEND, HIGH-FUNCTIONING FLESH, SCHWEFELGELB, A SPLIT SECOND
WGT EBM warm-up - Felsenkeller
26
06
KRYONIX, SYNTHATTACK, BLEIB MODERN, WHISPERING SONS, THE VISION BLEAK
Zondag 4 juni

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

19
09
MARTYR WHORE
''as a lady orgasm multiply times by 100000000000000'. This night was a big surprise cause we were not programmed in the line up in Madrid'
17
09
VERSUS
‘TO PRODUCE A COMMERCIAL ALBUM WAS NEVER OUR INTENTION’
15
09
MASQUERADE
It's too difficult as it is to tour these days when people prefer to stay at home and watch videos from the 80's on YouTube
13
09
THE QUINSY
Each concert is unique. But we are famous for our powerful gigs
11
09
GOTTERDAMMERUNG
Rose gardens are beautiful but they die too…you might as well dance in that garden during the last night.

PHOTOS

13
09
KMFDM
O2 Academy Islington, London, UK
12
09
REVOLTING COCKS
O2 Academy Islington, London, UK
28
08
DIE KRUPPS
De Casino, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
28
08
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY
De Casino, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
28
08
DER REST
De Casino, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
24
08
RABIA SORDA
GDW Festival Tilloloy
24
08
DAS FLUFF
GDW Festival Tilloloy

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

Articles

11
12
The World of Hante
11
12
ORGANIC
Ten Albums That Changed Our Lives
11
12
JAMES WILD (WILD ROSES FOR THE EXIT)
Ten Albums That Changed My Life
11
12
TCHELESKOV IVANOVITCH (SIGNAL AOUT 42, GRANDCHAOS)
Ten Albums That Changed My Life
11
12
PEER LEBRECHT (GOLDEN APES)
Ten Albums That Changed My Life

VIDEO CLIPS

19
09
TRAIN TO SPAIN
Believe In Love
18
09
SELOFAN
Sto Skotadi
17
09
FAITH AND THE MUSE
Battle Hymn
16
09
SONJA KRAUSHOFER
Wie Tränen Im Regen
16
09
MILA MAR
Das steinerne Kind
16
09
JO QUAIL
Laurus
16
09
AROMA DI AMORE
De Nacht en Zijn Kwaad