Nocturnal Emissions

Nocturnal Emissions

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As the world goes to shit and the impending apocalypse draws ever nearer, the dancers and DJs head underground, swapping the frothy delights of the terrace for the grit and grime of the basement. Handy then, that Mannequin treat us to a killer LP from unsung Industrial heroes Nocturnal Emissions.
Led by Nigel Ayers, the band was one of the first to use tape cutting, avant-garde art, and underground video works to create a stage experience that was being cultivated by like-minded artists like Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire. The band moved on to using samplers and electronic noise in their early 80's work, creating a twisted funk sound that would go on to influence everyone from Foetus to Negativland. They still utilized their former tricks, upping the ante with extremist performance art and more professional video displays. The group avoided signing to a major label, instead focusing on releasing their own music more effectively. They followed this path into the 90's when they started, an incredibly detailed website that promotes their various ideologies (they are strongly against the British monarchy and believe that citizens should have unlimited access to space travel) and constant release schedule. The band has released countless tapes and CDs of their material, and continues to unleash their noise through their website.


Patrick says: Industrial anti-heroes Nocturnal Emissions land on Mannequin with a twenty track set of wobbly tape funk, squirming synthwave and cranky mechanics - hot and hissy folks.


1. When Were You Last In Control Of Your Dreams And Aspirations?
2. Down The Sink
3. Infected
4. Moss Side - The Erasure
5. Sperm Count
6. Herpes Virus Total State
7. Demon Circuits Bloodbath
8. Mechanical Induction
9. Body Count
10. Wee Wee Wee
11. Ch'i Tor
12. Suffering Stinks
13. No Separation
14. Going Under
15. Metal Frames
16. Effra Barracade
17. Power Of Love (aka Bring Power To Its Knees)
18. Song In My Heart
19. Never Give Up
20. Clear Bells
21. Vegetation Flesh
22. Fire Walk 

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