Monday, 5 December 2016

Chemical Seascapes in Paris


Installed in a squatted venue for Festival Serendip.

* installation sonore par NIGEL AYERS aka Nocturnal Emissions (Pionnier musique industrielle et artiste multimédia / Royaume Uni)

« Chemical Seascapes », installation - NIGEL AYERS (UK)
Depuis la fin des années 70, Nigel Ayers est l'homme derrière le collectif anglais Nocturnal Emissions, qui développe par le médium sonore des réflexions autour du contrôle social par la musique. En plus de trente ans, Ayers a contribué a repousser les limites des musiques expérimentales, avec des releases qui explorent le bruit, la musique industrielle, le drone, la techno d'avant-garde... Dans cette installation multi-écran, nous plongeons dans un océan de plastique, entre paysage psychédélique et peinture vidéo en train de se faire sous nos yeux. Des field recordings spatialisés viennent donner toute leur dimension aux images.
 

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

We are getting closer


In the mail today, brand new Murray CY remix of a Nocturnal Emissions track from 1983.
and some other groovy tracks
a nice bit of vinyl

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Nocturnal Emissions: Bleeding Images: Legs



Some glitchy 80s VHS from Nocturnal Emissions: Bleeding Images.
One of the less horrible bits.
The track is "Legs" from Nocturnal Emissions - Fruiting Body LP  released in 1981.



http://nocturnalemissions.bandcamp.com/album/fruiting-body



Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Monday, 15 February 2016

Smash Austerity Nostalgia

Mugs now available here:
http://www.cafepress.co.uk/smashausteritynostalgia.1726639400


Mugs now available here:
http://www.cafepress.co.uk/smashausteritynostalgia.1726639400


On the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster:

"One of the few test printings of the poster was found in a consignment of secondhand books bought at auction by Barter Books in Alnwick, Northumberland, which then created the first reproductions. First sold in London by the shop at the Victoria and Albert Museum, it became a middlebrow staple when the recession, initially merely the slightly euphemistic “credit crunch”, hit. Through this poster, the way to display one’s commitment to the new austerity regime was to buy more consumer goods, albeit with a less garish aesthetic than was customary during the boom. This was similar to the “Keep calm and carry on shopping” commanded by George W Bush both after September 11 and when the sub-prime crisis hit America. The wartime use of this rhetoric escalated during the economic turmoil in the UK; witness the slogan of the 2010-15 coalition government, “We’re all in this together”. The power of Keep Calm and Carry On comes from a yearning for an actual or imaginary English patrician attitude of stiff upper lips and muddling through. This is, however, something that largely survives only in the popular imagination, in a country devoted to services and consumption, where elections are decided on the basis of house-price value, and given to sudden, mawkish outpourings of sentiment. The poster isn’t just a case of the return of the repressed, it is rather the return of repression itself. It is a nostalgia for the state of being repressed – solid, stoic, public spirited, as opposed to the depoliticised, hysterical and privatised reality of Britain over the last 30 years."
Owen Hatherley: Keep Calm and Carry On – the sinister message behind the slogan that seduced the nation
http://gu.com/p/4fgza/stw


Sunday, 17 January 2016

Aerosol

Nocturnal Emissions - The DJ Voyeur Tapes

I just came across a couple of cassettes in a box in the attic.

Somebody sent me them me in the early 1990s, they're Nocturnal Emissions tracks remixed by somebody called DJ Voyeur.
I don't know who the DJ Voyeur of the early 1990s was.

But putting it on Soundcloud has given me an opportunity to at last do something with this acid house style Nocturnal Emissions graphic.

We live in an analogue future but we're mesmerised by our digital past.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Smash Austerity Nostalgia!




On the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster:

"One of the few test printings of the poster was found in a consignment of secondhand books bought at auction by Barter Books in Alnwick, Northumberland, which then created the first reproductions. First sold in London by the shop at the Victoria and Albert Museum, it became a middlebrow staple when the recession, initially merely the slightly euphemistic “credit crunch”, hit. Through this poster, the way to display one’s commitment to the new austerity regime was to buy more consumer goods, albeit with a less garish aesthetic than was customary during the boom. This was similar to the “Keep calm and carry on shopping” commanded by George W Bush both after September 11 and when the sub-prime crisis hit America. The wartime use of this rhetoric escalated during the economic turmoil in the UK; witness the slogan of the 2010-15 coalition government, “We’re all in this together”. The power of Keep Calm and Carry On comes from a yearning for an actual or imaginary English patrician attitude of stiff upper lips and muddling through. This is, however, something that largely survives only in the popular imagination, in a country devoted to services and consumption, where elections are decided on the basis of house-price value, and given to sudden, mawkish outpourings of sentiment. The poster isn’t just a case of the return of the repressed, it is rather the return of repression itself. It is a nostalgia for the state of being repressed – solid, stoic, public spirited, as opposed to the depoliticised, hysterical and privatised reality of Britain over the last 30 years."
Owen Hatherley: Keep Calm and Carry On – the sinister message behind the slogan that seduced the nation
http://gu.com/p/4fgza/stw