- existential garage punk
- electronic guitar confusion inspired by mille plateaux, thrill jockey, amphetamine reptile and shortwave radio
Band Members and Roles:
simon proffitt: beats, breaks, bass guitar, customer relations
stu fowkes: noise making computer programs, jen sx1000, bass guitar
simon minter: guitars, pieces of metal
giles borg: guitars, bass guitar
the sunnyvale noise sub-element was formed in the summer of 2000 as an experiment in noise. working as a duo at that stage, the band's early compositions were improvisational slabs of noise, edited versions of which would randomly appear as demos. recent months have seen sunnyvale develop their earlier improvisational approach in favour of a live set of guitar-driven electronic instrumentals, inspired in equal measure by mille plateaux, thrill jockey, amphetamine reptile and shortwave radio.
increasing in size at a rate of one member per year, sunnyvale are hoping to end their career as part of a 38-armed glenn branca. gigs across the uk have been backed up by a recording session in the oxfordshire countryside, the fruits of which will be seen in the band’s forthcoming album exploitablackappelladelica, out soon on quadruple 5" vinyl, to back up their debut, released as a limited edition idea in 2001.
fred frith, mille plateaux, sonic youth, main, david pajo, toshimaru nakamura, justin broadrick, herbie hancock, the futurist idea of speed as a representational force, scott walker, jello biafra, flying saucer attack, v/vm, thomas koner, modernist architecture, hovercraft, warp, amphetamine reptile, ed ruscha, thrill jockey, alternative tentacles, ninja tune.
also, this colour ?
Life Changing Albums:
main – dry stone feed, killing joke – killing joke, my bloody valentine – loveless, panasonic – vakio, bikini kill – reject all american, sonic youth – sister, head of david – dustbowl, spacemen 3 – the perfect prescription, the soft machine – 1, eric dolphy – out to lunch, saul williams – amethyst rock star, :zoviet*france: – what is not true, god – anatomy of addiction, shellac – at action park, cinematic orchestra – motion, lard – the last temptation of reid, aarktica – morning one, neu! – neu 2.
not death, and haircuts all round.
eventual release of album, exploitablackappelladelica, on quadruple 5" vinyl. a number of live events of pompeiian magnitude.
4. 8784 - city of sunnyvale: noise sub-element.
the noise sub-element of the sunnyvale general plan will be updated, including revised background discussion, community conditions and goals, policies and action statements.
words and batteries/ribbons and trademarks/a full service city with a total fiscal budget of approximately $215 million/a dream about roads/the right person at the wrong time/you do not own this/exercise five/ call for your free personality test/freedom from excessive noise/transit space is of course fluid by its very nature/for immediate release/i am honored to welcome a new york hero to sunnyvale/the advantages of an attractive suburban setting a diverse population metropolitan cultural opportunities and a dynamic high-technology industrial foundation/found sounds and found words/i think [sunnyvale] is heading in the right direction/on a continuous colour spectrum/seth-riggs method/rent a piano for only $20 a month with options no obligations nice selection