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“Long Live Death!” – On Pasolini’s Salò (2024)

This text on Pasolini’s Salò first appeared something like 25 years ago in Datacide No.6. It was part of a sequence of texts on cinema which began with a piece on Alan Pakula’s Parallax View and ended in a text on Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut.
Here Howard Slater returns to and revives his psycho-social analysis of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s last film Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom.

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Far-right Compact Magazine Banned

Today, the interior minster of Germany banned the far-right Compact Magazine in an unusual step.
Edited by former leftist Jürgen Elsässer and employing a clever multi-media strategy, it had become the most popular of an array of far-right publications seeking an “overthrow of the regime”.

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2023Datacide 19

The Electronic Disturbance Zone – Part 1

Following on from a talk/listening session given at the launch for Datacide 18 at Ridley Road Social Club in February 2020, Howard Slater expanded on the theme of the Electronic Disturbance Zone in the following work in progress.

General Outline: 0. Preamble (Sonic Theory, Pierre Schaeffer, EDZ at Dead by Dawn, techno and ambient) 1. Environment Recordings (Luc Ferrari, Murray Schafer) 2. Entity music (Walter Marchetti) 3. Drone (Eliane Radigue, Roland Kayn) 4. Aural collage (John Cage, Luc Ferrari, Industrial) 5. Studio Based Electronics (Stockhausen, Bernard Parmegiani ) 6. Live Electronic Improvisation (David Tudor, Morphogenesis etc) 7. Hybrids/ Heterogeneity (decategorisation)

Part 2 of this text will appear in the next issue of Datacide and will cover Drone through to Studio Based Electronics.

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2023InterviewsOnline ExclusiveYouTube

Joke Lanz / Sudden Infant Interview

Full Interview with Joke Lanz about his beginnings in the Punk scene in Switzerland in the 1980s, the birth of his son and the early years of the Sudden Infant project and Schimpfluch Gruppe. From Punk to Noise to Actionism, the human voice as expression and instrument, extensive touring and eventually a turn back towards a more rock oriented format in the latest incarnation of Sudden Infant as a noise rock band.

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2024Almanac for Noise & Politics 2016

Almanac for Noise & Politics – Volume Two out now as eBook

The second Almanac – print edition from 2016 – appears as a eBook today. Topics covered in this issue are Nomex – including an appraisal of his life by Jo Burzynska, an interview with John Eden and an extensive discography of his works and his label Adverse. You find two articles for a critique of the left – from the left. A look at far right transversal strategies in Neofolk and Martial Industrial, and a look back on the Vision label 1986-1992.

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2024Almanac for Noise & Politics 2016Record Reviews

Nomex & Adverse Discography

Updated version of the Nomex and Adverse Records discography originally from the Almanac for Noise & Politics Volume Two (2016). It includes Nomex’s releases on his own Adverse label, partially based on the now-defunct Adverse website, the Maschinenbau 7″s, the releases on Praxis and other essential noise and concept-core.

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2024The Molehill Report

The Molehill Report #13 – January 2024

January 2024: We present the new print edition of Datacide – Magazine for Noise & Politics, show someexcerpts from an extensive interview with Stewart Home about his early years, his book The Assault on Culture and the Art Strike 1990-1993, as well as updates with some other developments at Datacide and Noise & Politics.

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2023The Molehill Report

The Molehill Report #12 – August 2023

August 2023: We present excerpts of an interview with Dan Hekate aka The Wirebug, there are two recent releases in the Praxis Digital Remix Series, Alex Buess has relaunched Skin & Speech Recordings, Controlled Weirdness presents his new podcast “Tales from a Disappearing City”, Stewart Home has a new book out and Sozialistischer Plattenbau has re-issued Kovert’s Hybrid Riddim.

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