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Robots.Video: A Vintage Robo Alpha Performance

Posted 18 Jun 2009 at 21:02 UTC by steve Share This

This impressive display of chaotic robotic noise is from a 1999 Detroit performance of experimental noise artist Government Alpha (performing as alter-ego ROBO-ALPHA). Government Alpha aptly describes itself as Yasutoshi Yoshida's "Experimental Harsh Noise" project on their myspace page. If you'd like to hear more harsh noise, check out Government Alpha's CDs or you might be interested in the "Extreme Music From Japan" compilation CD (1995) from Susan Lawly (described as "a very good representation of the finest noise Japan has to offer"). The YouTube video has collected a small but extreme range of comments from, "I want to be a robot when I grow up" to "the most ridiculous waste of human energy I've ever witnessed". Depending on your personal proclivities, you may want to either increase your volume to maximum or mute it altogether before clicking the play button. You have been warned. Props to our friends at Pink Tentacle for bringing this noise to our attention.

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