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idea of Noise In Opposition started with the witnessing in 2012 of one of
noise’s few (at the time) feminist voices effectively being bullied out of
the ‘scene’ by the kind of angry young men which have become such a common
and ugly feature of online communication. They (mostly) would have denied
being ‘political’ but what they did was a political act.
I thought it was time for people in avant electronics to say “Fuck you.
Your lazy far-right imagery and moronic hate speech does not represent
us.” I put out a call for like-minded people to contribute to a
compilation. The response was great: Noise In Opposition Volume 1 featured
24 diverse artists from Hacker Farm to elizabeth Veldon and before it was
even released I was getting messages from people wanting to appear on
I didn’t want to restrict things to just putting out compilation albums,
though, so also worked with elizabeth veldon to release two exclusive and
explicitly anti-fascist recordings by her.
Then life got in the way, as it does, and NIO languished for a while.
Until now, when the fucking state of the world insisted it be addressed by
any means necessary. One of those means being music – hence the
re-invigoration of Noise In Opposition, with Luke Lund’s vicious “Red
Flag” EP, and the massive multimedia statement of Noise In Opposition
Reclaim the noise|Drown out the hate
-Mark Chickenfish 2018