William C Harrington | Noise Noise

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Noise Noise

by William C Harrington

Noise, electronics, chaos, disorder - yet somehow beautiful.
Genre: Electronic: Soundscapes
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1. Even Thin Galaxies Can Grow Fat
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2. KL
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3. Arps!
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4. The Tcotchke
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5. Blast
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6. Aingst
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7:32 $0.99
7. Wisp O The Will
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8. Noise Noise
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Album Notes
William C. Harrington was born in Yonkers, New York. While he was a sophomore in high school, he was working as a professional musician playing parties, roller-skating rinks dances, and more. At Cal State U Dominguez Hills, he studied composition, performance, and electronic music with Richard B. Evans, author of the classic book on John Cage, "The Well Prepared Piano". He was also influenced by seminars with several composers including Nicholas Slominsky. After leaving college he worked in the wholesale record industry for two years before going on tour. He worked as a keyboard technician for several bands, including Gentle Giant, before beginning a three year working relationship with Frank Zappa. (This included three America tours, two European tours, spending several months in the studio working on the album "Baby Snakes" and making a brief, credited appearance in Zappa's movie, "Baby Snakes"). He was with Zappa in Paris when Pierre Boulez first visited.

Upon returning to LA, he attended the UCLA Extention Music Business course where he was awarded two NARAS scholarships. He studied record production with Nick Venet (producer of The Beach Boys, Creedence Clearwater and many others).

His first two CDs, Urban Electronic Music, and UEM Live have received good reviews and airplay on NPR, college and indie radio stations. In 2006 The American Composers Forum awarded him a SUBITO grant to help defer the cost of his third studio CD, Nuclear Menace which is currently getting airplay and was reviewed in the fall/2007 issue of Signal to Noise Magazine.

"noise noise" is his fifth CD.


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Issue # 109
William C. Harrington – NOISE, NOISE: Title of this one makes it sound (to this reviewer, anyway) like it’s going to be nothing but industrial-flavored improv – while that’s true to some degree, the more important aspect of William’s music as you listen through the 8 tracks on the CD is that it’s “stellar” improv! Not “just another noise product”, or something that was tossed together from answering machine loops; one of the best examples of this more “serious” approach to noise & the making thereof is the opener, “Even Thin Galaxies Can Grow Fat“… a slow build through the entire 10:27 that will have your ears on the edge of the chair for the entire song. There are others that are uniquely different, too, such as the 7:32 “Aingst“… if YOU figure out exactly what the repeat phrase was (without the aid of any Lysergic Sodium Diethylamide), be sure and pass it on to me – but it sure is FUN to listen to! Some of the tuneage here reminds me of an old tape called “Mouth Music”… highly entertaining “noise” bits that are relentless, yet somehow very pleasing to the ear. BLUF: this effort (the first in a series of 4 I will be reviewing from William) gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, though if you’re a “total traditionalist”, you may elect to skip it. “EQ” (energy quotient) rating is 4.98 – VERY high for a tape with a title like that, at least in my magazine. Get more information at www.urbanelectronicmusic.com/ Rotcod Zzaj