The band has seen several changes in line-up, with Bill Leeb being the only permanent member. It was released in 1989 through Wax Trax! and Antler-Subway.
Decoder (2xLP, Album, RE, RM). Artoffact Records. CLP 9734-2, CLEO 9734-2. Decoder (CD, Album, Alt). Cleopatra, Cleopatra.
Noise Unit is yet another name for the ultra-prolific team of Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber. This partnership, perhaps the hardest working duo in cyber-rock, is more notoriously known as Front Line Assembly but also operates as Synaethesia, Delerium, Intermix, and Will. DECODER is a record made in sequencer heaven
This album has an average beat per minute of 131 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 110/199 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 129BPM, ends at 113BPM (-16), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Noise Unit.
Noise Unit's Strategy of Violence and Decoder were both released only as CDs in the early 90s. Decoder ventures further into techno territory and explores dystopian soundscapes with minimal, processed vocals. I had listened to some of their previous material, which was quite in the vein of early FLA, and so when i knew that the later Noise Unit's works, that is 'Decoder' and 'Drill' were completely instrumental and more techno-oriented, I thought I'd never give them even a listening. When I first listened to Drill's 'Dominator' I thought, well, it's not that bad, but I didn't pay more attention to this side-project for some months. Now that I own 'Decoder' I must recognise it is a masterpiece in its genre.
Noise Unit - Decoder (2016). Published:September 7, 2018. The Best Of Cryogenic Studios.
|DCD 9066||Noise Unit||Decoder (CD, Album)||Dossier||DCD 9066||Germany||1995|
|CLP 9734-2||Noise Unit||Decoder (CD, Album)||Cleopatra||CLP 9734-2||US||1996|
|none||Noise Unit||Decoder (12xFile, WAV, Album, RE, RM)||Artoffact Records||none||Canada||2016|
|none||Noise Unit||Decoder (12xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM, VBR)||Artoffact Records||none||Canada||2016|
|CLP 9734-2, CLEO 9734-2||Noise Unit||Decoder (CD, Album, Alt)||Cleopatra, Cleopatra||CLP 9734-2, CLEO 9734-2||US||1996|