Negativland: Escape From Noise
Richard Gehr, The Village Voice, 15 December 1987
IF I RAN THE marketing department at SST Records, Id do burritos with someone over at the University of Minnesota Press and make sure Negativlands fourth LP, Escape From Noise, was included with each copy of Minnesotas translation of Noise: The Political Economy of Music by Jacques Attali. First published in 1977, the French intellectuals (you know the type) free-form analysis of the subversive impact of noise (as protomusic, interference, and harbinger of social change) strikes a dissonant chord you cant avoid hearing amid Negativlands cluttered noisescapes.
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