Genre Is Obsolete: Noise, Industrial & Drone etc. 

Source: The Quietus.

This column considers the “genrelessness” of contemporary iterations of noise: harsh noise, power electronics, industrial, no wave, techno, drone, and otherwise. I hope it will analyse noise music’s mimicry of late modernity’s discombobulating fluidity. A genreless music for a genreless society. “It is the noise that is not ‘noise’, the noise of the sui generis, that actualises the disorientating potencies long claimed for ‘noise’,” wrote Brassier.