The Darkside ‎– All That Noise


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SITU 29 CD The Darkside All That Noise(CD, Album) Situation Two SITU 29 CD UK 1990 Sell This Version
SPV 084-05232 The Darkside All That Noise(CD, Album) Rebel Rec. SPV 084-05232 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
none The Darkside All That Noise(Cass, Album, Promo) Situation Two none UK 1990 Sell This Version
SITU 29 The Darkside All That Noise(LP, Album) Situation Two SITU 29 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SITU 29 P The Darkside All That Noise(LP, Album, Pic) Situation Two SITU 29 P UK 1990 Sell This Version
ALCB-234 The Darkside All That Noise(CD, Album) Situation Two ALCB-234 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
3029-2-H The Darkside All That Noise(CD, Album) RCA, Beggars Banquet 3029-2-H US 1991 Sell This Version
SPV 084-05232 The Darkside All That Noise(CD, Album, TP, Bev) Rebel Rec., Situation Two SPV 084-05232 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
3029-4-H The Darkside All That Noise(Cass, Album) RCA, Beggars Banquet 3029-4-H US 1991 Sell This Version
SPV 065-05231 The Darkside All That Noise(LP, Album) Rebel Rec. SPV 065-05231 Germany 1991 Sell This Version


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March 24, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
referencing All That Noise, LP, Album, Pic, SITU 29 P

No matter how well you think you’re prepared, there are somethings in life that you’re not ready for when they come knocking at your door. I wasn’t even ready for the blinding cover art of All That Noise, yet alone for the far flung hazy musical intoxication that shifted my life into hyperdrive, that jettisoned me beyond the third ring of Saturn and fogged my space mask with multi coloured crystalline dimensional mist … with each breath, causing me to feel that I was having one of those acid flashbacks I’ve been waiting for since the 1960’s.

The opening track “Guitar Voodoo” splintered my night, coming on strong, like a dose of The Doors mixed in with a bit of Jimi Hendrix, yet better, more profound, more enticing, laced with jangling guitar riffs, reverb, feedback, yet with a heaviness that didn’t so much weigh me down, more that it set me free as it built and ebbed, morphed and simmered … and pulled the carpet from under my feet, tossing me effortlessly around as if I and the music had become one, as if all of the tripped out songs that strung my life together had gelled into one bit of emotional floating bliss.

All That Noise is not something you listen to, it’s something that you give yourself over to, and once having done that, you sense an elemental truth, that your partnership with the world as you knew it has shifted and profoundly changed, that all you thought you knew and held dear silently exploded across the irises of your eyes, and your ears are given over to a confluence of benevolent ostentatious extravagance from which you may surly return, but you will never be the same person again.

All That Noise is psychedelic music that overlays all that has gone before it with an essential passion for stopping time and replacing it with a prismatic aura of explorable fascination. Each song melts into the next with the excitement of defined joy and raptured bewilderment, yet in the same breath, moves with a crafted purpose.

Any why shouldn’t it … here Pete Bain [Bassman], who once played with Spacemen 3, along with Stuart Roswell [Rosco aka Sterling Roswell] and Nick Haydn found not only the formula, but the key to the box that holds the Holy Grail, collectively knowing that this moment in time is one that will never come again, and within that collective consciousness, have delivered an album that is equaled by none.

I for one consider this album deeply each time I pull it from the shelf, knowing that this is strong stuff, that it will totally consume me for the evening, that I had better decide on what album to follow it with before dropping the tone arm, as trying to follow it up without forethought, will be an impossible task.

While you can’t go wrong with this bit of wax, you certainly can make it all that much better by laying your hands on a copy of the picture disc, which for my money, has been pressed well enough to compete with the black vinyl.

Review by Jenell Kesler


November 23, 2011
referencing All That Noise, CD, Album, SITU 29 CD
This is really a wonderful psych album, quiet and hypnotic. The Darkside followed the steps of the '80's great bands of new psichedelia, especially the Rain Parade and the Dream Syndicate. Here you'll find sweet guitar loops, slow pulsating rhythmics and slow hipnotic-acid blues, together with a couple of brilliant pop-psych songs. If you loved Spaceman 3's albums (especially 'Recurring') and the Sonic Boom solo production, this is your album.