Much to do About Xome
Xome is a harsh noise music project conceived and operated by Bob Scott. Xome first started experimenting with dissonant forms of music in 1989 but the first organized live performance in Tokyo in 1994 marks the true activation of the project.
Past Xome performances have shared the same bill with artists such as Incapacitants, C.C.C.C., Killer Bug, Merzbow, Otomo Yoshihide, Seiichi Yamamoto, (Boredoms, Omoide Hatoba), Violent Onsen Geisha, Pain Jerk, Death Squad, Government Alpha, TV Pow, Daniel Menche, Kazumoto Endo, K2, Emil Beaulieau, Melt Banana, MSBR, Stimbox, Prurient, Thomas Dimuzio, Cock E.S.P., Pedestrian Deposit, Black Leather Jesus, T.E.F., Sickness, Pop Culture Rape Victim, Vertonen, Guilty Connector and many, many more.
As the person in charge of Xome, I am often asked by onlookers to explain the onslaught of sound presented to them. I ask these people to simply listen, watch and feel. I feel that a form of music that requires one-hour dissertations on what it is and is not loses its true essence and romantic appeal. Just enjoy!
Now based in San Francisco, Xome has evolved into a highly refined and extremely harsh noise music unit by means of improvised manipulation of sound processing equipment.
Xome has over 45 audio and video releases from several different music labels.