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Beautiful Noise

“We seem to have come up with a style of music that… gave people a lot of room to think.” Robin Guthrie

“They didn’t sell a lot of records, but everyone who heard them started a band.” “Beautiful Noise”

Beautiful Noise

  • Eric Green, Director
  • Hypfilms, 2014

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  • DVD (PAL & NTSC)
  • Digital download

Synopsis

    Beautiful Noise is an in-depth exploration of a music movement in the late 20th century, a fascinating period when some innovative musicians mixed guitar noise into conventional pop song structures while maintaining a philosophy of letting the music speak for itself. Although many of the people interviewed are notoriously press shy they have opened up about their music and experiences from over 20 years ago, how they defied the rules and became sonic innovators that have inspired so many. Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde, along with many other musicians from bands, including The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Curve, Lush, and others, are interviewed and discuss Cocteau Twins’ influence on this music, as well as their own responses and contributions to it.

    Featuring artists from Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Slowdive, Chapterhouse, Lush, Curve, Swervedriver, Medicine, Pale Saints, Seefeel, A R Kane, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure, and Flaming Lips.

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