A public exhibition of one man’s last two brain cells rubbing together to stay warm.

I’m John and I used to run the joint.

I first registered this domain back in 2001 and while it was active the site went through many iterations, changing intent almost as often as design. Having hosted a netlabel, as well as a compendium of resources for experimental sound artists, the site has accumulated a specific set of content over the years. This version is something of a warehouse, or a mortuary, of those resources.

Controlled Dissonance
Here you can find an official directory for my personal, and now defunct, noise/ambient project, Controlled Dissonance. Started in 2004, as an extension of less traditional musical explorations dating back to my high school days in the mid-90s, Controlled Dissonance was an experiment in the art of sound creation. Feel free to browse the embarrassingly large back catalog or watch some videos.

Gabriel’s Unnamed Noise Project
These pages also host the brief noise adventures of my youngest son, Gabriel. After years of sitting in my lap and watching me record, at the age of 5, he finally took the helm himself and started recording and remixing his own noise. Streaming audio is available.

Nests of Disorder
The site is also the home of Nests of Disorder a sadly brief, and now defunct, horror drone/black ambient collaboration project with Joseph Pyne of Pyne.

In addition to this, there are a number of compilation projects that are released through Just Not Normal this “official” Archive.org collection.

The Projects section is where you will find all those resources that are vestiges of Intelligent Machinery of yore. You can find current and past compilation projects, circuit bending resources, information on databending, sound design tools and more. If you followed a link from a search engine here, what you’re looking for is likely somewhere in the Projects section.

So, look around. If you followed a link here and can’t find what you were looking for, use the Search box. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, use the Contact form to send me an email. I might be able to help. Otherwise, enjoy the site and feel free to post some comments.

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