Subliminal Genocide was formed in 2006, inspired by the Xasthur album of the same name. However, instead of black metal, Subliminal Genocide did… whatever came to mind. Experimentation in its purest form; electronic, drone, noise, and more. Mostly noise and “unlistenable” albums. The project’s favorite quote is from Type O Negative: “Functionless art is simply tolerated vandalism. We are the vandals.”
For fans of: The Network Of Individualized Sonic Extremism, Gnaw Their Tongues, Ildjarn, Merzbow, etc.
1. White Noise Hydra (1 January 2007)
The starting point for a long career in experimental noise music, Subliminal Genocide’s first release is mostly static in various forms.
2. The Worst Album Ever (25 April 2007)
Composed entirely in a free audio editing program on a high school computer, Subliminal Genocide’s debut album is packed with a short burst of irrelevant tracks that many would hesitate to call songs. It’s strangely clean for a noise album, with little distortion and long stretches of silence. The band had yet to learn what noise music was, and didn’t even know it was a subgenre.
3. WTF EP (1 March 2008)
This 2008 EP is more about randomness and shifting expectations than true noise.
4. Transient Spiritual Prevarications (1 February 2009)
In Subliminal Genocide’s sophomore album, the project begins to experiment with drone music and tempo changes.
5. Convoluted Aural Projections (1 November 2009)
This 2009 album continues from the previous year’s album TSP with drone-related experimental noise tracks.
6. Betäubungsmittelverschreibungsverordnung (1 January 2010)
This single-track album is a massive slab of experimental noise, containing elements of drone, ambient, and electronic music.
7. Deep-Fried Whale EP (10 March 2010)
Harsh, noisy, and jarring, the EP’s guitars and black metal vocals make for a unique listening experience.
8. 032010 EP (20 March 2010)
This guitar-based noise EP was recorded and released in a single day.
9. Lowercase Music Part One (13 February 2011)
Subliminal Genocide’s fifth album sees the project explore their own takes on an obscure subgenre of extreme minimalism.
10. The Four Seasons (5 December 2012)
This album is really only subtle variations on single noises.
11. Inevitability of Descent (1 May 2013)
This album, similar to 2012’s The Four Seasons, contains variations of one single noise. The project's version on Bandcamp was shortened to "only" 100 minutes; they said "the full album was too long to be interesting in any way."
12. Misanthropic Psychodynamic Euphoria (6 June 2013)
Subliminal Genocide’s eighth full-length album hearkens back to the project’s 2009 drone/noise crossovers. The album name and cover art continue to poke fun at black metal bands.
13. Static Adventures (2 October 2014)
The ninth album from Subliminal Genocide mixes and matches from their previous styles. It has elements of poorly recorded lowercase music, complete silence, static, and general noise music.
14. Diabolically Genocidal Ambiance (4 June 2015)
A harsh noise album with heavy distortion and resonating drone-like elements. The two CD deluxe edition has alternate versions of each of the original 3 tracks, making for a 6-track album with over 2 hours (135 minutes) of noise music.
15. Syndicated Crocodile Thunderstaff (31 October 2015)
Subliminal Genocide’s eleventh album is more based on ambient/drone than previous works. The distorted electronic-based tracks might even be considered listenable to people who aren’t familiar with noise music. It's almost soothing in a strange way, despite the harshness.
16. Apothegmatic Inconclusive Flux (11 February 2016)
Subliminal Genocide’s twelfth album is harsh noise with heavy distortion and resonating drone-like elements. Companion album to the 2015 album Diabolically Genocidal Ambiance.
17. Compilation Compilation, Volume One (5 April 2016)
This noise album is exactly what it promises: a compilation of contributions to split EPs and compilation albums, neatly organized in one place for convenient listening. It collects every track Subliminal Genocide contributed to a compilation so far (plus a never-before-heard bonus track). All songs were recorded between June and December of 2015. They range from 30 seconds to 11 minutes in length.
18. Unebullient Nascent Savant (27 September 2016)
Subliminal Genocide’s thirteenth full-length album is two CDs worth of drone noise loosely based on their single "Cleansing The Underworld" from 2015's Collected Aural Detriments Volume 10.
19. Glitch (21 March 2017)
Subliminal Genocide’s fourteenth album is experimental music created through reinterpretation databending. Original image files (including paintings) became sounds, which were rearranged in semi-random ways. Somehow this made noise music, and enough for a full-length album at that.
20. Laser Saw Beach Massacre (14 August 2017)
Split EP with experimental electronic project I Stabbed Myself In The Eye With A Toothbrush Once (I.S.M.I.T.E.W.A.T.O.)
21. Subsequent Ulterior Fabrication (9 December 2017)
Subliminal Genocide’s fifteenth album is around 46 minutes of bizarre and awful noise. It isn’t recommended for people who enjoy their ability to hear. The band describes Subsequent Ulterior Fabrication as “some of the worst music put out under this project. Practically unlistenable by anyone who enjoys music. It’s far worse than the 2007 release The Worst Album Ever, although in retrospect that 2007 album is pretty tame. Subliminal Genocide has descended into the deepest abysses of musical vandalism since then, and then some.”
22. Thunderous Ire (22 November 2021)
Subliminal Genocide’s sixteenth album, and the first since 2017, is 55 minutes of noise. Subtle electronic and techno influences jump in and out of the various tracks, culminating in a drone-like final track to close out this strange album. Experimental as always, Subliminal Genocide is a project which always has something new to say.