Nicole 12 ‎– Substitute

Freak Animal Records ‎– Freak-cd-020
CD, Limited Edition


1 Substitute 1:03
2 Holiday 7:40
3 Over The Edge 6:30
4 Slut Training 4:53
5 Mental Dominance 4:04
6 Damaged Girl 3:04
7 Piggytails 4:24
8 Ballerina 8:27
9 Always Wanted 3:39
10 New Generation 10:50


Limited to 300 copies. Includes a xeroxed folded insert sheet.

Liner notes contain a disclaimer stating that the woman whose photograph appears on the front cover is above the age of 18, stating that the publisher has evidence of such.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FA-CD-020 Nicole 12 Substitute(CD, RP) Freak Animal Records FA-CD-020 Finland 2008 Sell This Version
FA-CD-020 Nicole 12 Substitute(CD, Album, RP, Thi) Freak Animal Records FA-CD-020 Finland 2013 Sell This Version


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November 1, 2017
Does anyone know why this is banned from being sold on discogs?


December 28, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
Despite being better know than a lot of noise artists, Nicole 12's work doesn't impress me that much usually. This release in particular, is so awful in my opinion, I felt compelled to comment on it. There's no real point in commenting on the tracks separately, they are all fairly standard noise tracks with creepy, distorted vocals and subject matter obsessed with sexual perversion, and I am hard pressed to say much else as there is nothing to distinguish this CD from the hordes of other groups unsuccessfully trying their hand at Power-Electronics/Noise right now. These noises/themes have been used to death, and continue to be used and explored in much more interesting ways. Just because something is as "offensive" as possible (kiddie-porn cover-art, themes of prostitution, pedophilia so on, so on, etc., etc.), and 'difficult' does not make it worthwhile, or good. I also sincerely hope that the track "Ballerina" especially is intended to be comical, and downright laughably silly and pretentious because if so, Nicole 12 has succeeded immensely with the twinkling piano in the background and the low, "I'm so scary", Laibach-type vocals. Sometimes, when artists go out of their way to shock, or to probe the "darker side of humanity", the result, much like this CD, is simply boring, and in the case of "Substitute", laughable too. Naked child on the cover, songs with pedophiliac lyrics, samples of whores talking, it's all been done before, much better, by many others. Considering it would probably have to take actual rape and murder by these artists to shock most people who listen to a lot of noise/PE (myself included, not that I'm advocating either), releases like this just make me go "oh please, and?". At least if artists like Nicole 12 are going to continue indulging in subject matter like this, they could make it a lot more interesting, different, and less laugh-inducing. What's worse is this is one of those releases people pay tons of money for (currently selling for $33 to $60 here on discogs). Sometimes I think people will applaud anything horrible, if it's on the right record label, is gross enough, with shocking enough lyrics or cover art etc., despite the music being a total waste of time. It won't be long before some noise artist just tries selling a blank CDR taped to the inside cover of a kiddie porn mag as evidence of their own sheer 'musical brilliance', it would probably be released on Freak Animal's sublabel 'Institute for Paraphilia Studies", and people would trade it online for $100 a piece. But that's something that would be just a tad TOO obvious I'm sure...

Nicki Minaj's "Stupid Hoes" is more shocking.