Noise Unit

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Noise Unit
OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GenresIndustrial, EBM, electro-industrial, goa trance
Years active1989 (1989)–present
LabelsWax Trax!, Antler-Subway, Dossier, Cleopatra, Off Beat, Metropolis
Associated actsConjure One, Cyberaktif, Decree, Delerium, Equinox, Fauxliage, Fear Factory, Front Line Assembly, Haujobb, Intermix, Klinik, Left Spine Down, Pro>Tech, Skinny Puppy, Stiff Valentine, Synæsthesia, Will
MembersBill Leeb
Chris Peterson
Past membersRhys Fulber
Jeremy Inkel
Daniel Myer
Marc Verhaeghen
Craig Joseph Huxtable

Noise Unit is a Canadian industrial band, founded by Bill Leeb of Front Line Assembly as a side project.[1][2] The band has seen several changes in line-up, with Bill Leeb being the only permanent member.

History[edit]

Noise Unit's first album, Grinding into Emptiness, arose from the collaboration between Leeb and Marc Verhaeghen of Belgian industrial band Klinik.[3][4] It was released in 1989 through Wax Trax! and Antler-Subway.

The 1990 album, Response Frequency, included Rhys Fulber. After the completion of the album, Verhaeghen left Noise Unit for several years.[5] Fulber remained with the band for the next three releases, including the contemporary techno album Decoder in 1995.[6]

Verhaeghen resumed his collaboration with Noise Unit for the 1996 album Drill which also featured members of German industrial band Haujobb.[7]

After an eight-year hiatus Leeb teamed with former Front Line Assembly member Chris Peterson in 2004 to release Voyeur in 2005.[1] Jason Filipchuk, and Michael Balch also contributed to the album.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Grinding Into Emptiness (1989, Wax Trax!, Antler-Subway)
  • Response Frequency (1990, Antler-Subway)
  • Strategy of Violence (1992, Dossier, Cleopatra)
  • Decoder (1995, Dossier, Cleopatra)
  • Drill (1996, Off Beat, Metropolis)
  • Voyeur (2005, Metropolis)

Singles[edit]

  • "Deceit" / "Struktur" (1989, Wax Trax!, Antler-Subway)
  • "Agitate" / "In Vain" (1990, Antler-Subway)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Noise Unit". Metropolis. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  2. ^ Michael Barclay; Ian A. D. Jack; Jason Schneider (2011). Have Not Been the Same: The CanRock Renaissance, 1985-1995. ECW Press. pp. 707–. ISBN 978-1-55490-968-1.
  3. ^ "Two classic EBM albums of Noise Unit back on vinyl". Peek-a-boo. Belgium. November 22, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  4. ^ Ankeny, Jason. Noise Unit at AllMusic. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "Noise Unit". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  6. ^ AllMusic. Noise Unit Decoder at AllMusic. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  7. ^ Mercer, Matt (1997). "Noise Unit Drill". Ennui. Kent, Ohio. 2 (2): 38.
  8. ^ Carlsson, Johan (June 13, 2005). "Noise Unit: Voyeur". Release. Gothenburg: Release Musik & Media. Retrieved December 7, 2018.