Noxagt / Turning It Down Since 2001
Album: Turning It Down Since 2001   Collection:General
Artist:Noxagt   Added:Jun 2003
Label:Load Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-10-13 Pull Date: 2003-12-15 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Nov 16 Nov 2 Oct 26 Oct 19
Airplays: 1 3 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 13, 2003: The Human Condition
4. Oct 28, 2003: The Digital/Analog War
2. Oct 30, 2003: The Human Condition
5. Oct 23, 2003: The Human Condition -- With Guests!
3. Oct 30, 2003: Brownian Epiphany
Cupid Shot Me
6. Oct 23, 2003: Umami of Sound

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2003-09-23
A drums/bass/viola trio from the West Coast of Norway (Stavanger?) make a pretty good bunch of prog/improv/chaos. There’s a definite prog influence here - somewhere ‘round King Crimson, Univers Zero, and maybe even Mahavishnu Orchestra.
The production levels are rather lo-fi & rather hazy. Say : “Nox-act”, rough translation from Norwegian = "idiot".
1) Low-tuned doomy-bass, then upbeat singular-minded tempos floating somewhere between Unsane AND King Crimson. The solo viola parts sound especially good.
(((2))) Picking up where they left off but with a (mostly) lo-fi prog vibe here. It’s heavy on the viola flourishes then later there’s some Jesus Lizard/Shellac bass-heaviness
3) Starts off like a Melvins outtake then sounds like an out of tune Jerry Goodman (fusion electric violin dude, btw) playing underwater.
4) Chaotic, all men play on 10 (lines of crank), lots & lots of feedback if you can’t get sick of feedback & repetitive as fuck intros, later progresses into something a tad more barebable.
5) Random bass (or guitar?) strums spaced about 5-8 (!) seconds apart and then it throws in about 30 seconds of blank space. Fuck this track!
(((6)))) Bouncy, low-doomy, sort-of thundering bass, viola set on stun (which sounds sort of like a kazoo in places) & some crazy fretboard damage that sound like someone screaming in analog. Quite punishing!
(((7))) Big giant, bass lines that stomp on your face. Then a more straight-ahead heavy rock/heavy prog approach. Then AmRep bands & oh say...Glenn Branca.
(((8))) Sounds a lot like a lost Unsane track except this is viola and NOT guitar. Pretty damn impressive noise rock, doods!
((9)) Winding, slow-ish droney waves of spinning, repetitive rythmns that work really well. (See the band Slug’s song “Repetition” from their 1st album)

Track Listing
1. Mek It Burn   5. Church
2. Cupid Shot Me   6. Pantyland
3. Gravy and Blood   7. Cockburn
4. Manhood Lessons   8. Swarm
  9. Web of Sin