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. Now based in Sacramento, CA, Xome has evolved into a highly refined and extremely harsh noise music unit by means of improvised manipulation of sound generating and processing equipment.
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.
Xome "Double Live Gonzo!"
Double Live Gonzo! is a well constructed sampling of live performances by Xome from the past decade presented to you on 2 compact discs. Lob curated this so you are guaranteed top-shelf aural selections. Listen as Xome produces cut-up static and high-pitched squeaks that freeze briefly and morph into dissonant tones before returning violently back into grinding swells of distortion. Released May 2015 on Love Earth Music. Look at the Xome merch page if you need more information.
Xome "Separation Anxiety"
Xome presents the world with an earful of reverse technology driven harsh dissonance that includes top shelf suppressed memory induced waves of cacophony. All species will agree that we can and will enjoy our place on our dot in the universe that we call home. Just to keep the audio production on the virtuous side, five narrated short stories are annexed to keep the listener happy as the day is long. Released October 2010. Hop on over to the Xome merch page to find out even more!
Funny funny. Check out what the Xome web site looked like in June 1996. Click here to open.