Metal Sunday / Avant-Hard Mixtape – Alchemist, Thought Industry, Rwake

  A collection of forward-thinking metal tunes hand-picked by I Heart Noise.   First up is Australia's own Alchemist. Formed in Canberra in 1987, the band debuted in 1993 with "Jar Of Kingdom". As AllMusic points out: Throughout their decade-plus existence, and despite releasing a string of singularly original and unconventional albums, Australia's Alchemist has remained one…

Nadja Mixtape – Live And Otherwise

Historical note Nadja is a duo of Aidan Baker (guitars/vocals/piano/woodwinds/drums) and Leah Buckareff (bass/vocals). Nadja began in 2003 as a solo project for Baker to explore the heavier/noisier side of his experimental/ambient music performed mainly on the electric guitar. In 2005 Buckareff joined in order to make the project more than just a studio endeavour and to allow Nadja to perform live.…

Archival Mixtape #4 – Cows

    Previous archival mixtapes: Karp | Coil | Brainiac   Longtime denizens of the Minneapolis rock scene, the Cows are one of America’s great degenerate punk rock bands. Starting off as near-total incompetents, they have become more technically polished musicians during the ’90s, but their white-hot noise rock has not been tamed one bit. In many…