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Consumer Electronics is a power electronics band formed in 1982 by UK-based noise artist Philip Best at age 14. Best later went on to join the noise group Whitehouse, and Consumer Electronics subsequently became inactive. It was revived briefly during the 90s for a collaboration with Merzbow, and after Best left Whitehouse in 2008 he has once again started making music as Consumer Electronics, this time with help from Gary Mundy, previous bandmate of Best from Ramleh and Male Rape Group, and Mattin. Read more on

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Live: Deafheaven, The Secret + Consumer Electronics @ London Borderline – 09 May 2013

May 13th, 2013

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When is a hipster black metal band not a hipster black metal band? No, this isn’t an elaborate setup to a very specific gag that will only appeal to a tiny minority of Deafheaven’s fanbase – it’s a legit question. We sent Ollie Connors along to review the band’s London show in search of answers.

6 things we learned watching Deafheaven in London…

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