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ART OF NOISE Complete Discography

This web-page has detailed descriptions and background information on ART OF NOISE and the complete discography of this band.

The Art of Noise were a New Wave, Avant-garde synthpop group formed in 1983 by engineer/producer Gary Langan, programmer J. J. Jeczalik, along with arranger Anne Dudley, producer Trevor Horn and music journalist Paul Morley. The group's mostly instrumental compositions were novel melodic sound collages based on digital sampler technology, which was new at the time. Inspired by turn-of-the-20th-century revolutions in music, the Art of Noise were initially packaged as a faceless anti- or non-group, blurring the distinction between the art and its creators. The band is noted for innovative use of electronics and computers in pop music and particularly for innovative use of sampling.

The name of the group alludes to the essay "The Art of Noises" by noted futurist Luigi Russolo. From the earliest releases on ZTT, the band referred to itself as both Art of Noise and The Art of Noise. Official and unofficial releases and press material use both versions

 

 

 

 

 

ART OF NOISE Complete Discography

The complete album and record discography of ART OF NOISE

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Polydor China Records 839 404
 

Price 14.95€

 

album has been recently added to the catalogueART OF NOISE Below the Waste

"Below the Waste" is Art of Noise's fourth full-length original album and their last album for China Records before Anne Dudley reformed with ZTT's Trevor Horn and Paul Morley for 1999's The Seduction of Claude Debussy.

The album saw the group experimenting with world music, collaborating with South African Zulu group Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens, who provide a heavy layer of mostly non-English-language vocals.

New Wave / Synth Pop 1989 Belgium, Holland

Chrysalis China Records 208 614
ART OF NOISE In No Sense NonSense

Price 4.95€

 

ART OF NOISE - In No Sense NonSense

In No Sense? Nonsense! was the third full-length album by Art of Noise. By the time of its recording, the group had been reduced to a duo, with engineer Gary Langan leaving the previous year—Langan's mix engineering duties were taken over by Bob Kraushaar and Ted Hayton for this album, but the music was produced entirely by Anne Dudley and J.J. Jeczalik. The album saw the group expanding their sound to include rock and orchestral instrumentation, in addition to their trademark sampling.

  1987 EU / EEC

Chrysalis China Records CHS-41528
 ART OF NOISE Invisible Silence

Price 4.95€

 

ART OF NOISE Invisible Silence

"In Visible Silence" is the second full-length release by avant-garde pop group Art of Noise, and the first created by members Anne Dudley, J. J. Jeczalik and Gary Langan in the wake of their departure from the ZTT record label which had been the home of the group's genesis.

  1986 Canada
Chrysalis / China Records WOK R5

ART OF NOISE Legs / Last Leg

There are several different album covers of the album "ART OF NOISE Legs / Last Leg" this album cover has the Ostrich, the other album cover has a kicking mule

     

RCA Music Ltd, Chrysalis Records Ltd, China Records WOK X 6

 

ART OF NOISE feat Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn extended version

This is the Grammy Award-winning cover of the Peter Gunn theme, recorded with twangy guitar legend Duane Eddy,

    UK
China Records VS4 42986
 

ART OF NOISE - Peter Gunn Promo Disc

In Visible Silence. This album spawned the Grammy Award-winning cover of the Peter Gunn theme, recorded with twangy guitar legend Duane Eddy, who had a huge hit, years earlier, with Peter Gunn in 1959. The Art of Noise collaboration reached number two on the Billboard dance charts. The Peter Gunn video featured comedian Rik Mayall sending up the private eye. From this same album, the "Beat Box"-like single, "Legs," was a mild underground hit in dance clubs, and in 1986, "Paranoimia" achieved some success when a remix of it was released as a single with overdubbed vocal samples provided by the supposedly computer-generated character Max Headroom.

     

Chrysalis China Records WOLD 2
 

 

ART OF NOISE Re-works of Art of Noise

  1986 UK
 

ART OF NOISE Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise

Art of Noise's first full album, (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art of Noise!, consolidated the future shock of the earlier EPs and singles in one entertaining and often frightening and screwed-up package. Rarely has something aiming for modern pop status also sought to destroy and disturb so effectively. The most legendary song is still "Close (To the Edit)," benefiting not merely from the innovative video but from its strong funk groove and nutty sense of humor in the mostly lyric-less vocals, not to mention the "hey!" vocal hook the Prodigy would sample for "Firestarter

Titles include BEAT BOX and moments in love, working titles for art of noise's first album included: Beat Box, Worship, Snapshots and the Movement of Desire, But the Art Of Noise suddenly realised...

ZTT (Zang Tuum Tumb) Records, 1984, 2060492, Made in West Germany

Photography Anton Corbijn

 

     
ZTT (Zang Tuum Tumb) Records, 1984, 2060492

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ART OF NOISE Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise      

ZTT (Zang Tuum Tumb) Records, 1984, 2060492

ART OF NOISE - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise

Art of Noise's first full album, (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art of Noise!, consolidated the future shock of the earlier EPs and singles in one entertaining and often frightening and screwed-up package. Rarely has something aiming for modern pop status also sought to destroy and disturb so effectively. The most legendary song is still "Close (To the Edit)," benefiting not merely from the innovative video but from its strong funk groove and nutty sense of humor in the mostly lyric-less vocals, not to mention the "hey!" vocal hook the Prodigy would sample for "Firestarter

     
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