Stream: Clipping, ‘Body for the Pile’


This will only hurt a little. Really. “NOISE” is a compilation album curated by writer/producer Laura Sterritt of the Adult Swim network and released right before Christmas. The goal, she says, “was to construct a project that incorporates different musical genres within the context of noise to make it accessible to a broader audience and a new generation of fans.” Accessible, of course, is a relative thing, but “NOISE” certainly covers some ground. Among the contributors: London-based Venezuelan producer Arca, Japanese noisemeisters Merzbow and Melt-Banana, Detroit inducstrial band Wolf Eyes, electronic experimental artist Dreamcrusher, long-running noise artist and Cold Cave collaborator Prurient, NYC industrial/noise maven Pharmakon and L.A. trio Clipping. The boundary-pushing hip-hop threesome — Jonathan Snipes, William Hutson and Daveed Diggs — are joined by Boston noise artists Sickness in the lead track “Body for the Pile,” which sounds like the year 2016 felt. Diggs’ game is strong.

You can download the compilation for free via Adult Swim.

||| Stream: “Body for the Pile”

||| Also: Stream the whole compilation here

||| Also: Watch Patrick Kennelly’s short film “Splendor & Misery” inspired by Clipping’s 2016 album of that name.

||| Live: Clipping perform Feb. 17 at the Constellation Room with Baseon (tickets) and Feb. 18 at the Broad as part of the museum’s Callings Out of Context series.