The term “noise,” for the purpose of this information base, implies compositions created with unusual and/or unconventional sounds, as well as compositions created with conventional sounds applied in unusual and/or unconventional ways.
Personal names are listed alphabetically by the first name of the artist. Dirk Ivens would, for example, be listed under D. This is done to avoid confusion, since some groups (like Yrrwe Zsuzyrrwe) have names that appear to be personal names, yet are not.
The article “the,” as the first word of a group’s name, is ignored. The Rorschach Garden would, for example, be listed under R. This is done to avoid confusion since the article is often inconsistently used and omitted, sometimes even on official material.
Some of the links listed are currently inactive, yet the domains are still registered to the particular artists. This ownership implies that there is a possibility that these sites are merely under reconstruction and will become available again in future. Ownership can be determined with a simple whois lookup .
The two letter ISO (International Organization for Standardization) country codes are used to indicate countries of origin. A complete list of these codes can be found here .
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