V/a - Night Science III- Cd & Booklet [Cipher productions - 2006]Night Science 3 is the third issue in noise fanzine from Austrsilia based Cipher productions, coming with a cd of tracks from each of the six artist interviewed with in. Weigh in at a hefty perfect bond 100 pages, looking more like a booklet that a mag, this surely is one of the most impressive fanzine I ‘ve seen in many a year.
The first on longest interview is with Pruriet- at 12 pages, it's a very well written and highly informative piece, of interest to fans and new comers, which is a difficult balance to make with an interview. Other interviews and features include, three page interview with Edwige, one pager with yellow cab, five pager with Romance, 3 pager with Astro, four pager with Defektro, 3 pager with Armenia and lastly a tow pager feature on Abiskio label. All of the pieces are well written and interesting, giving a taster of worldwide noise scene- as of course does the excellent cd.
The rest of Night Science 3, a whooping 60 pages is made up of reviews, covering all manner of noise matter over the last year or so. Again in a down to earth,readable and enjoyable manner, with a clear understanding of noise and how to write about it, which sadly is lacking in most moving towards the mainstream publications whom try to tattle noise. It’s all topped up with a handy four pages of contact info for the various labels and artist mentioned with in.
Even if you have only a passing interest in noise this is well worth a look and of course if you’re a fan of the many thronged noise genre this really is unmissble. To order direct and find out more go here.Roger Batty