Despite the name, White Noise is an ambient album which can be described by ‘serene and pleasant’. When listening to it, you won’t be disturbed by any noise except that from your heart. In the post-industrial age, white noise is often used to conduct psychological therapy, stop babies crying, or help people exposed to environmental noise to maintain productivity. It is really a wonderful coincidence that muggle named their third album White Noise. After their first concept album, foldback, which sampled from 87 version of TV series ‘Dream of Red Mansions’ and wasn’t publicly released out of respect for creators, muggle continued to create ambient. In this process, the frame of new album was formatting. The inspiration of this name came from the mixer’s unconscious comment on these sounds. This record symbolizes muggle’s deeper creation in ambient. Years of Instrumental rock, post-rock creation and performance experience fused together and transformed into their new composition——White Noise. The mix of wave-like guitar lines and ambient of synthesizer is a more unified set of compositions. They fold and weave into each other, which shows broad vistas and fresh nature. You can listen to it without distractions. Of course, you can also take it as ambient soundscapes. When you loop through this music, there will be a destined moment. It strikes you to abandon the doctrine of “juggling your life” and make the alternative move into “downshifting”. In any case, even in niche music, “White Noise” will be still a more unique choice. Therefore, muggle and label 1724 records decided to carry these sounds in the form of crystal clear vinyl limited to just 200 pieces. This is also the debut of label 1724 records in the New Year 2018.（翻译：树上有云@1724恐怖翻译组）
音乐：麻瓜乐队 乐器/采样：刘洋 录音：刘洋、梁平 混音/母带：梁平 平面设计：刘洋
出品人：牛磊（road，1724唱片） 出品：1724唱片，2018，北京 编号：1724026EP 出版：北京东方影音公司 ISBN 978-7-88102-742-5 版权提供：麻瓜乐队 出版版本管理：1724唱片（www.1724records.com）
Beijing-based post rock label 1724 Records continues shining a spotlight on China’s budding post rock talent with the self-titled debut from Zhangjiajie’s Muggle. And that’s pretty much all that’s known about them. But what a wonderful debut it is, using the genre as a jumping off point for exploring paths less often taken. Electronic sampling is prevalent throughout, infusing the tracks with an almost dancehall melodic drive, and allowing each of the songs to evolve in innovative and intriguing ways. Just listen to the grind and buzz that turns ‘Sea to Sky’ into a clubhall mix, or how the vocals slowly transform ‘Lotus Valley’ into an existential hip hop track. In a time where post rock has become so repetitive and characterless, it’s amazing to see a group trying to inject into the genre. Grab Muggle over at 1724’s bandcamp.
但这是一部多么精彩的处女作，以这一体裁（后摇滚）为起点，探索不太常用的道路。电子采样贯穿始终，为曲目注入了近乎舞厅的旋律驱动，并允许每首歌曲以创新和耐人寻味的方式演变。只要听一下将“海向天空”(Sea To Sky)变成俱乐部大厅混音的摩擦和嗡嗡声，或者听听歌声是如何慢慢将“莲花谷”(Lotus Valley)转变成一首关乎生存的嘻哈曲目就知道了。在一个后摇滚已经变得如此重复和没有个性的时代，看到一个组合试图注入这一流派是令人惊讶的。