Art Of Noise

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Intro and Info

An English Avant-Garde / Synthpop group formed during early 1983 by engineer/producer Gary Langan and programmer J. J. Jeczalik, along with arranger Anne Dudley, producer Trevor Horn and music journalist Paul Morley.

The Art of Noise have been cited as an influence on Industrial, and Gothic as much as Techno, and Drum n Bass.

They are perhaps best known currently for the international Top 20 singles "Kiss" and the instrumental "Peter Gunn", the latter of which won a 1986 Grammy Award.

The group's mostly instrumental compositions were novel melodic sound collages based on digital sampler technology, which was new at the time. Inspired by turn-of-the-20th-century revolutions in music, the Art of Noise were initially packaged as a faceless anti, or non-group, blurring the distinction between the art and its creators.

The band is noted for innovative use of electronics and computers in Pop music and particularly for innovative use of sampling. From the earliest releases on ZTT, the band referred to itself as both Art of Noise and The Art of Noise. Official and unofficial releases and press material use both versions.

Albums List

1) Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise? (1984)


2) In Visible Silence (1986)

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3) In No Sense? Nonsense! (1987)

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4) Below the Waste (1989)


5) The Seduction of Claude Debussy (1999)


Members Name Check

  • Anne Dudley
  • J. J. Jeczalik
  • Gary Langan
  • Trevor Horn
  • Paul Morley
  • Lol Creme

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