R​.​I​.​P​.​A​.​C.

by Scissor Shock (IN)

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Florida Noise Ordinance presents: SCISSOR SHOCK - R.I.P. A.C.

"I first started talking to Adam Cooley back in 2004 or 2005. I'd found out about his project Scissor Shock from the split he'd done with NY's Kindergarten Hazing Ritual. These were the days of Livejournal, hxcmp3.com and a burgeoning cybergrind scene in the underground where anyone with a guitar and a drum machine were vomiting their respective lunches all over the internet in MP3 form. For all of the low-rent, awful-sounding projects that cropped up during this movement, there were always a handful of stand-alone artists who really shined above the rest of the pack, and Scissor Shock was definitely one of these standouts.

Adam's compositions were at once noisy, grindy, jazzy, even dancy- all with a frayed-out 8-bit undercurrent always pervading the chaos. At first listen I said to myself "Wow, this guy is doing so much more than just digi-grind. This is the kind of stuff I want to do!" But for sounding like someone tossing his NES into the nearest garbage disposal, Adam's style of chaotic mashup was all but impossible to replicate. Not only that, but the rate at which he produced new music was absolutely staggering. He was the type of kid who ALWAYS seemed to be working on something. He'd put out six splits to every one split I'd release, all of exceptional quality. His discography, even back then, was ridiculously massive and I can only imagine how expansive it became over the years.

I'm sad to say that I hadn't talked to Adam in years before finding out he had passed away. The news of his passing hit me with simultaneous feelings of nostalgia and regret; reminding me of a super-talented individual that I'd had the pleasure of befriending and collaborating with, coupled with the realization that I'd never be able to re-connect or speak with him again.

Which brings me to the subject of this release. After digging through a couple hundred cd-r's from the last 10-12 years, I randomly stumbled upon a Scissor Shock mix disc I'd made from a batch of downloaded mp3s. Unfortunately the tracklist I'd made for the disc had been lost months prior to me finding these tracks, which is why they're all listed numerically instead of with song titles. Still, I wanted to share with everyone the music that helped shape a lot of my views on style and originality, and what inspired me to always try and push things just a little harder in regards to my own work. Adam's death isn't just a great loss to his friends and family, it's also a great loss to music in general. By putting up this collection of songs I hope to not only commemorate a truly talented artist, but enable his work to further inspire many more generations of musicians to come. Rest in peace Adam- you will be sorely missed." -- Walt Liquor

Adam William Cooley
May 28, 1986 - February 4, 2014

Our most sincere condolences to all of Adam's surviving friends and family.

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