Signal to Noise (The Rise album)

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Signal to Noise
Signal to Noise (The Rise album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 2, 2002
RecordedJanuary 2002
StudioNon-Linear Studios
LabelFerret Records[1]
ProducerKevin Ratterman
Mike Blaine
The Rise chronology
Signal to Noise
Reclamation Process
Professional ratings
Review scores
Stylus MagazineB+[3]

Signal to Noise is the first full-length album by The Rise, released in 2002.[4]

The album combines electronic beats with post-hardcore music, much like Refused did with their 1998 album, the prophetically titled, The Shape of Punk to Come.

It was re-released in 2005 on ReIgnition Recordings.

Critical reception[edit]

Stylus Magazine wrote that "it’s extremely refreshing to see a heavy band that actually cares a little bit about their dynamics and sound textures as opposed to just wanting to hit the listener over the head with E chords."[3] The Austin Chronicle called the album "stellar," and likened it to "Atari Teenage Riot with real songs."[1] CMJ New Music Report wrote that "by toying with instrumentation that traditionally doesn't have a home in hardcore, Signal to Noise is as refreshing as it is exciting."[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Fallacy of Retrospective Determinism" – 5:23
  2. "An Automated Response If You Will" – 2:06
  3. "If All You Have is a Hammer Everything Begins to Look Like Nails" – 3:54
  4. "Constructive Criticism for a Predetermined Body Type" – 2:42
  5. "The Concept of Transience" – 5:04
  6. "Station Identification for the Print Less" – 4:08
  7. "Sophisticated Approach" – 3:31
  8. "51/17" – 3:26
  9. "Goals Methodology Assessment" – 6:36
  10. "The Machine Question" – 4:14


  1. ^ a b "SXSW Picks and Sleepers".
  2. ^ "Signal to Noise - Rise | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via
  3. ^ a b "The Rise - Signal To Noise - Review - Stylus Magazine".
  4. ^ "Rise Signal To Noise".
  5. ^ Inc, CMJ Network (June 24, 2002). "Reviews". CMJ New Music Report. CMJ Network, Inc. – via Google Books.