Indonesia noise: interview with Ade Rowe


Indonesia noise: interview with Ade Rowe/ by black dog bone


who are some other noise bands you like? what are your favorite ones?


I like a lot of noise artists ranging from Macronympha to Merzbow. All have different styles and sounds. My favorite noise artists are Incapacitants (Japan), Jeritan (Indonesia), Vaginal Pentagram (United Kingdom) and Hijokaidan (Japan).


have you had this label for a long time?

Well, I started the label last year (2015) but I have been making noise and experimental sounds since the 1980's. HNM Records has existed for just over a year right now.


what other projects have you done with your label?

I have done quite a few projects with my my label. I have 2 compilations aside from the Indonoisia album that contain a lot of great noise artists ranging from Rasalasad with Merzbow and Toshiji Mikawa (Hijokaidan / Incapacitants) to Jamie Saft and Colin Raff. I have also done quite a lot of split releases with artists such s T. Mikawa, Macronympha, K2, Phyllomedusa and many more. I dont just release Noise on the label, there has been some nice free improvisation Jazz, Dark Ambient, Grindcore and other genres too.


I have 2 compilations aside from the Indonoisia album that contain a lot of great noise artists ranging from Rasalasad with Merzbow and Toshiji Mikawa (Hijokaidan / Incapacitants) to Jamie Saft and Colin Raff. I have also done quite a lot of split releases with artists such s T. Mikawa, Macronympha, K2, Phyllomedusa and many more. I dont just release Noise on the label, there has been some nice free improvisation Jazz, Dark Ambient, Grindcore and other genres too.


has this noise band movement been going on for a long time. are there like a lot of videos of Indonesian band that we can watch on you tube?


The Indonesian noise scene has been around for a long time and keeps on growing. There are a lot of Indonesian experimental artists that you can find on You Tube. If you search for Jeritan, Jogja Noise Bombing, Theo Nugraha, Malang Sub Noise, Division Fracture among others you will get a nice selection to view.


what is your next project on your label?


At the moment I am working on compiling HNM Records 100th release compilation called HNM 100. This will feature lots of noise / experimental, even noisecore artists and is going to be a great album! Also there will be releases from my own Harsh Noise Movement project, which is the main focus of the label anyway.


I didn't know you were a artist too. I thought you were the one who had the record label. so your part of Harsh Noise Movement project? is it just you or are there other members.


Harsh noise Movement is just me, and also the label is just me too. I am a British noise artist.

what name do you go by. I mean what name do you use on your projects.


My main name is Harsh Noise Movement. I also do noise under the name Hood Cannibal which is also on HNM Records


with your projects what do you use to make your songs. do you use any musical instruments?

I use pedals, amps, guitar, laptops and other things to make my noise.


the sounds that you use are quite disturbing. Sometimes there real violent and angry sounds. what makes you make songs like that. what attracts you to those sounds, those feelings?

I think that a lot of Indonesian noise artists are influenced by the Indonesian traditional music. I hear a lot of tradition influences of the Indonesia album.


I like to make the most harsh, extreme sounds that I can. I have always been fascinated by the morbid and macabre. It is not all morbid though, there is also a lot of humor within the albums I bring out. I dont have any morbid feelings inside, I like the noise I make to be unsettling and have an impact on the listener.


do you perform a lot? normally where do you perform, have you performed like in china or japan?


I do not have the desire at the moment to perform in any place apart from within my own walls at the present time.


is there a big grindcore movement in Indonesia. all this music that your talking about where is it going on, in what city? or is it coming from every part of Indonesia.

The music is coming from all over Indonesia. There are all different types of extreme music being made by very talented artists.


I really like the cover art work on you CD’s. who does the art work.

I do the artwork on most HNM Records releases. Sometimes an artist will want to do artwork, so I encourage that. My wife also does a few of the cover artworks. I do the majority of it though.


were you ever influenced by punk rock? or post punk?


I am very influence by punk and hardcore. I grew up listening to punk in 1970's Britain, so it has influenced my attitude to making music a lot.


is the a hip hop moment there in Indonesia. I haven't herd too much hip hop artist from there.

I like a lot of noise artists ranging from Macronympha to Merzbow. All have different styles and sounds. My favorite noise artists are Incapacitants (Japan), Jeritan (Indonesia), Vaginal Pentagram (United Kingdom) and Hijokaidan (Japan).


I cant say that I have heard any hip hop from Indonesia, but I'm sure that there are hip hop artists in Indonesia.


what about traditional Indonesian music. are you influence by can of that.


I think that a lot of Indonesian noise artists are influenced by the Indonesian traditional music. I hear a lot of tradition influences of the Indonesia album.



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