Noise/Girl (RIP) : Discopathology

Immortality beckons. What a way to go.

Such a shame Noise/Girl died last July in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, disillusioned with a life on the fringes of the music industry and a market saturated by “too many lame Merzbow CDs released by uncritical foreign record companies”. We know how he felt. Still, on the bright side, his first and only single manages to capture on marbled orange vinyl both his seething hatred of everything and his love for camp disco anthems. ‘Discopathology’ is a terrifying record, a messy assassination of some long-forgotten pumped-up house tune that in its current incarnation deserves to become a big room floor-filler. Immortality beckons. What a way to go.

Piers Martin