Scott Seward here, noise fans. As many of you may or may not know, in between the reviews of bad metalcore albums and really bad nü-thrash records in Decibel, I have a tiny little column entitled Wages of Din. Every month it is my great fortune to hip you to some of the finest new noise/drone/avant garde/deep psych/electroacoustic/whatever music that I can find. This year, I inaugurated the Wages of Din Challenge. I asked all non-musician Decibel readers to make some noise of any kind and send it to me. Many of you were too scared to do this. Without generalizing, I would have to say that most Decibel readers are a cowardly lot. But there was one among you, a giant among men, who stood out from the pack. But mostly he was the only person who took the time to make a half-ass photocopied cover for his CD-R, so he wins. His name: Daniel Luke (CORRECTION) Daniel Lake. Remember it! Because you will never ever hear that name again. (Unless you re-read this after the jump.) Without further ado, I give you… whatever he called his project. I can’t remember what it was. But it’s actually pretty cool! And for his meager efforts, he wins a Din prize package from yours truly. Mostly just cruddy noise tapes that I had lying around. But, hey, in this economy, that’s better than nothing! Probably. Needless to say, so I’ll say it: if you make noise, hot spuzz, freak buzz, damaged sexviolencecore or anything else “non-metal” that would hurt my ears, or anything that would make me question my existence, and you want to be featured in a future edition of Wages of Din, feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. But if I hate your shit, don’t cry. Just try harder next time.
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