No wave was a short-lived avant-garde music and art scene that emerged in the late 1970s in downtown New York City. Reacting against punk rock's recycling of rock and roll clichés, no wave musicians instead experimented with noise, dissonance and atonality in addition to a variety of non-rock genres, including free jazz and funk, while often reflecting an abrasive, confrontational and nihilistic worldview
1978 compilation album by various artists. Compilation album by. various artists. Although it only contained songs by four different artists, it is considered by many to be the definitive single album documenting New York City's late-1970s no wave movement. 1 Background and production.
On rear cover: The Swiss Wave Compilation 2 is realized by Off Course GmbH, Zürich for Astan Music AG Luzern. Mastering by New Sound Studio Pfäffikon/SZ. Tantalized by Martin Pearson. Special thanks to Urs Steiger for all that jazz. Special thanks to Suisa and Gema who made this record possible. ℗ Ⓒ Off Course Records Off Course Music. When the cat´s away, then the mices will play", dedicated to Mrs. Dr. lic jur.
New Wave music meant a lot of things in the late 1970s. It encompassed pretty much everything that followed the punk movement that still served as an alternative to mainstream pop and rock. 36. Pylon – Gyrate (1980) When Pylon released their debut album, not many outside of Athens, G. took notice.