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Even though Thurston Moore was guest-hosting the channel's dedicated "alternative" block of programming, he wasted no time taking the show in a stranger direction than ever before — improvising a live piece with an up-and-coming, self-proclaimed "loser" named Beck and playing a ratty VHS recording of the Japanese noise freak Masonna (as opposed to the channel's more Material freak).
EBM would soundtrack the Japan I think of well (Albeit the one I'm thinking of is perhaps a slightly attenuated Blade Runner) ... and the likes of Merzbow and particularly Masonna have been churning the man-machine interface into pure noise for years now ... it seems suprising that the beats have been less forthcoming, have mostly spun off into brighter tones, to techno, to house, to disco or trance or dub ...
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