When I moved to New York in 1999, I was starting to see DJ acts and electronic music and other kinds of performance that didn’t involve a drum kit and bass guitar and a Marshall stack. It was those things that made me reevaluate: “Do I have to rock this bass guitar to have an awesome set? It might be possible to make sounds with other stuff
Black Dice is an experimental electronic music group currently based in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Hailed as sonic groundbreakers or derided as alienating and pretentious, Black Dice push the limits of hardcore and noise rock. Taking their cues from Melt Banana, Merzbow, and Harry Pussy, Black Dice fixate on a few notes per song and focus on producing a sound that’s as abrasive and distorted as possible. The group debuted in early 1998 with a single on Gravity Records, and released Semen of the Sun on Tapes Records. In 2002 Black Dice abandoned their rock leanings and embraced the electronics that had previously peppered their avant hardcore approach.