[CS-22] The New Blockaders – Etudes De Rien (C36)


The New Blockaders are unique in the history of music and art. What, in our opinion, stands supreme in TNB’s 35-year existence is a passionate execution of their anarchistic and unconventional stance. In a biographical reference, TNB are often cited as pioneers of Noise music but for TNB themselves Noise music is not just an assault on tonality but a complex language of communication. From Luigi Russolo’s 1913 Art Of Noise manifesto to TNB’s T.I.C. manifesto of 1982 and their updated Anti-Manifesto of 2014. From the unrest of Harold Bloom’s “The Anxiety Of Influence” to a proverbial ease of expression alongside the fixed points of reference of the artistic world. From Fluxus and modern composition to industrial transcendence. From the fragments of Iannis Xenakis’ “Bohor” to their own unique sound. From music to anti-music, from the production of art to its rejection. From “Changez Les Blockeurs” to “Etudes De Rien”.

Coherent States is proud to announce the release of TNB’s “Etudes De Rien” (Studies Of Nothing) comprising two brand-new 18-minute tracks in which we experience an inconvenient and sultry representation of the continuity of TNB’s sound: rudimentary composition, improvisation, clanging metal, violent grinding, disorientating noise and electronic manipulation, everything at the threshold of collapse. An apocalyptic factory hysteria. Industrial music in the true sense of the word and the reason why The New Blockaders can genuinely be called pioneers.

Regular edition: BUY HERE SOLD OUT!!!
Black cassette with white imprint. Comes in regular jewel case and 4pp 150gsm paper covers.
Limited to 75 hand-numbered copies.

Special edition: BUY HERE SOLD OUT!!!
White cassette with black imprint + exclusive transparent square 7″ lathe titled “Slathe” + original handmade & handpainted collage artwork by Richard Rupenus (each one unique) + 1″ pins + double-sided square 300gsm card featuring the artwork of the regular edition and info.
Comes in custom black box with die-cut foam padding and patinated aluminum plates with hand-punched artist name, title, serial number and numbering on lid and bottom.
Limited to 25 numbered copies.
Ships in tank-proof box with adequate fillers and bubble wrap to ensure safe delivery.
*ONE COPY PER CUSTOMER PLEASE.* Orders including more than one copy will get the extra amount refunded.

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