These high-profile and genre-defining compilations helped expose Knurl to the greater harsh noise audience of the mids, but it was with Initial Shock that Alan announced and immediately solidified his tenure in the pantheon of North American harsh noise. One can get lost in those churning rotor blades of abrasion again and again.
Complete sets were used where available with the exception of 3 which was truncated for length and visual clarity. Some clips have minor cuts when camera shut off while obtaining a better vantage point for example. This is frequent in 7 , but the show is still included for historical purposes.
There are occasional tape flaws, the worst of which being a complete drop near the end of 1 and tracking issues throughout Overall, these issues are inconsequential and, in fact, add character and patina to this trove of rare quality. The ever-increasing precision, focus, and occasional pandemonium make for a highly enjoyable viewing experience. I loved the sound of the wires and insulation breaking up as I ground two iron rods into it.
By the end of the performance I would just beat the crap out of it. Just waylay on it as if I was chopping wood. Bits and pieces flying everywhere. I was so wrapped up in beating the piss out of this thing that I lost total track of time.
After I got off stage, someone told me I played for just over a minute. Most of the early shows were pretty intense. Working on this project with Alan and going through all of the old footage has helped me to establish a greater sense of relevance and respect with regards to Knurl's work in the 90s through to the present day. There has never been any compromise of vision. Never a want for any sort of recognition, though it is undoubtedly deserved. The sounds began for himself and they remain as such.
He shows no signs of stopping any time soon and we are all the better for it. In the early days he was creating personal noise tapes to listen to on his Sony Walkman, now there is the beauty of the internet and online platforms through which others can continue to experience his wealth of sound and vision when not immersing themselves in the study of his physically-released works.
Both of which, I am happy to say, are included in herein. Of course this release would not be possible without the help, patience and archives of Alan Bloor. Thank you for the continuing sounds and enthusiasm, and for being a beacon of longevity. The world of harsh, mechanized sound is nothing less than Alan's passion.
As my ears are numb after revisiting Initial Shock yet again for this write up I can only echo what Stefan and Roemer have said: Listen loud and listen often. Knurl is essential. All pieces were recorded live and very loud to be played very loud. Bone morphogenetic proteins BMPs suppress neural differentiation and promote epithelial growth.
Therefore, the primitive node the dorsal lip of the blastopore secretes BMP antagonists, including noggin , chordin , and follistatin. The node gives rise to the prechordal mesoderm, notochord and medial part of the somites.
The first cells to migrate through Hensen's node are those destined to become the pharyngeal endoderm of the foregut. Once deep within the embryo, these endodermal cells migrate anteriorly and eventually displace the hypoblast cells, causing the hypoblast cells to be confined to a region in the anterior portion of the area pellucida.
This anterior region, the germinal crescent, does not form any embryonic structures, but it does contain the precursors of the germ cells, which later migrate through the blood vessels to the gonads. The next cells entering through Hensen's node also move anteriorly, but they do not travel as far ventrally as the presumptive foregut endodermal cells. Rather, they remain between the endoderm and the epiblast to form the prechordal plate mesoderm. Thus, the head of the avian embryo forms anterior rostral to Hensen's node.
The chordamesoderm has two components: the head process and the notochord. The most anterior part, the head process, is formed by central mesoderm cells migrating anteriorly, behind the prechordal plate mesoderm and toward the rostral tip of the embryo.
The head process will underlie those cells that will form the forebrain and midbrain. As the primitive streak regresses, the cells deposited by the regressing Hensen's node will become the notochord in a process called neurulation.
Regional differences in gene expression patterns are observed in the Hensens node region at the 6-somite stage. Shh is strongly expressed in the rostral half of HN both dorsally and ventrally, in future floor plate and notochord cells. In the caudal node, Shh transcripts become progressively less abundant and are located essentially in the most ventral cells, except for endodermal cells.
Both Shh and HNF-3b transcripts are found in the notochord and the floor plate rostral to the node, and they are completely absent in the lateral and caudal neural plate and the primitive streak.
In the node proper, the chordin expression pattern is very similar to that of HNF-3b, but more rostrally, chordin is no longer expressed in the floor plate is predominantly expressed in the ventral part of the node. Comparison of the expression patterns of these different genes and of the cellular arrangement in the node region leds to the definition of three zones.
Anteriorly zone a , the derivatives of the node that express HNF-3b and Shh notochord and floor plate are separated by forming basement membrane but are closely associated. Tuesday 20 October Wednesday 21 October Thursday 22 October Friday 23 October Saturday 24 October Sunday 25 October Monday 26 October Tuesday 27 October Wednesday 28 October Thursday 29 October Monday 2 November Tuesday 3 November Wednesday 4 November Thursday 5 November Friday 6 November Saturday 7 November Sunday 8 November Monday 9 November Tuesday 10 November Wednesday 11 November Thursday 12 November Friday 13 November Saturday 14 November Sunday 15 November Monday 16 November Tuesday 17 November Wednesday 18 November Thursday 19 November Friday 20 November Saturday 21 November Sunday 22 November Monday 23 November Tuesday 24 November Wednesday 25 November Thursday 26 November Friday 27 November Saturday 28 November Sunday 29 November Monday 30 November Tuesday 1 December Wednesday 2 December Thursday 3 December Friday 4 December Saturday 5 December Sunday 6 December Monday 7 December Tuesday 8 December Wednesday 9 December Thursday 10 December Friday 11 December Saturday 12 December Sunday 13 December Monday 14 December Tuesday 15 December Wednesday 16 December Thursday 17 December Friday 18 December Saturday 19 December Sunday 20 December Monday 21 December Tuesday 22 December Wednesday 23 December Thursday 24 December Friday 25 December Saturday 26 December Sunday 27 December Monday 28 December Tuesday 29 December Wednesday 30 December Thursday 31 December
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