Country:   England
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The Nocturnal Emissions project, masterminded by Nigel Ayers, has been on the cutting edge of new music since the 1970s. Nigel Ayers has been described as a Guerrilla Sign Ontologist, cutting-up and pasting the contents of the human psyche. With a background in avant-garde art, his work has grown from audio visual installations through underground video works which changed the shape of British television. In the early eighties Nocturnal Emissions hit London with a barrage of seminal funk; pioneering the use of sound samplers, multi-cultural collage and electronic noise. They became a shape shifting chameleon lightening the darkness of post-industrial music, combining extremist performance art and video displays with apocalyptic beat music. Nocturnal Emissions have since been credited as a catalyst for a generation or two of sound workers. However, at the height of their success, the Emissions decided to shun the crass commercialism that had developed around them, and to develop their work as a secret alchemy. Nigel Ayers has continued to work with a strong underground of cult support, avoiding music industry fashions, and following his own creative path he concentrated on creating a strong sense of a wilderness identity through sound.
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      Worktype Info Year Country Admin
Tissue of Lies Album - 1981 England Edit
Fruiting Body LP Sterile Records ION2 LP 1981 England Edit
Drowning in a Sea of Bliss LP Sterile Records SR3 LP 1983 England Edit
Befehlsnotstand LP Sterile Records SR5 LP 1983 England Edit
Chaos (live) LP Cause For Concern CFCLP2 1983 England Edit
Shake Those Chains Rattle Those Cages LP Sterile Records SR9 1984 England Edit
No Sacrifice 12 Single Sterile Records SR6 1984 England Edit
Songs Of Love And Revolution LP Sterile Records SR7 LP 1985 England Edit
Beyond Logic Beyond Belief LP Earthly Delights 1990 England Edit
The Quickening LP Earthly Delights EARTH008 LP 1993 England Edit
Morte Aux Vaches Audio Release VPRO Radio 5 Staalplaat 1998 Netherlands Edit
Imaginary Time 10 EP Disaster Area DA 014 2000 England Edit
Nightscapes LP Small Voices 2006 Italy Edit