A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Cobralingus by Jeff Noon. Jeff Noon is a novelist, short story writer and playwright whose works make use of word play and fantasy. Noon’s speculative. Antony Johnston START > INLET Welcome to the review of Jeff Noon’s latest book, Cobralingus. DRUG: HYPERBOLIN > ENHANCE Jeff.

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The DJ also employs the other two devices mentioned in the title, a special effects processor, and a Roland drum machine.

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Hardcore, fiercely committed, living by its own code, more than a little melancholic. Jeff Noon gives you the cla William Burroughs and Terry Southern’s cut up techniques were a bit too oblique to me.

The post-futurist novel will employ just such a concentration in its use of language. But it can always be rescued and, eventually, some phrase or image will emerge from the process, some clue as to how the overall piece cobralingua end, and the work can now be pushed along in this direction.

Great freewheeling rock and roll prose style filled with sentences I wish I’d written. Noon has a fine ear and eyeand his texts are uniformly successful.

Cobralingus And Text Remixing

With this in mind, we could use Richie Hawtin’s CD as the template for a novel. He lists a set of functions by which these texts may be mutated, be it by the gentle ‘Decay’, the more violent detonation of ‘Explode’, adding the stimulants by ‘Drug’, or the evolution of ‘Release Virus’.


One symptom of the current future is the perceived sorry state of the English novel. Painful, truthful, magical and filled with riddles. Some of the filters, such as Randomise, Decay, or Explode, break text down, whereas others, such as Enhance, Control, and Find Story, have a more constructive property.

This is easily the most difficult book I’ve ever read. He has said that music is more of an influence on his writing than novelists: Hip-hop DJs have a phrase to describe the detailed, moment to moment controlling of a set of turntables, celebrated in the classic early track by Gang Starr, “DJ Premier in Deep Concentration”. House of Leaves was a big success in the States. He breaks language down to the building blocks of its alphabetical DNA and then rebuilds a new creation.

Cobralingus – Jeff Noon

I could also drug the language, using such concepts as Anagramethane, Metaphorazine and Fecundamol. He breaks language down to the building blocks of its alphabetical DNA and then rebuilds a new creation. House, hip-hop and garage recordings contain elements of remixing, scratching and sampling.

In Cobralingus Codex, pages Jeff Noon provides the reader with the classical texts he cuts up here, so straight away the echoes are more readily resonating.


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There are a few believers out there though, visible in a quick scan of the dub text universe:. However, if it is fuelled by world-weariness alone, the future may not last long.

Mar 09, Dem rated it it was amazing. With the Dome, the millennial celebrations and the general feeling of “Was that it?

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Over the past few years there has been an upsurge of interest in experimental electronic music. Works by Jeff Noon.

Sometimes this will bring on certain poetic effects. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Paperbackpages. Every word I’ve written drifts around somewhere in the weird shape formed by this trio. I see it as a vast storehouse of ideas, the best ideas ever. November Learn how and when to remove this template message. I just love the stuff too much.