Record Label / Recording Studio
Make Noise Not War Records (USA)
Logo by Edith Sööt (Estonia - Los Angeles, CA) - 2020
MNNWR is located in Los Angeles, CA. Curated by MAKE ART NOT WAR FOUNDATION (USA) with the mission to support independent musicians from around the world. It is a sublabel of Toys of the Masses (Los Angeles, CA).
A&R, David Hakopyan, Mark Slater and Chapete.
*** JUNE 2021 (Pride Month), a new distribution deal with BANDCAMP to MNNWR, supporting our 501c3 Non-Profit , Make Art Not War. Bandcamp rocks!
"The New World Disorder" by Dr. Brujo
"I turned to escapism from popular culture in an effort to evade all forms of social influence, aiming to connect with the reality of the cosmos free from the taming effects of the slumbering masses. As I delved deeper, I discovered liberation within the realm of noise. After many years of making music, initially believing it to be the purest form of rebellion, I came to realize that it was merely a self-deception, a quest for external validation, and a forgetfulness of my initial purpose.
The real breakthrough occurred when I found within these mantras the only evaluation and experience that humans should undertake: a journey of self-assessment and the boundless joy of one's inner infinity. It's an altered state, a disconnection from the physical self, leading to a reunion with the spiritual self."
- Dr. Brujo
#DrBrujo #MakeNoiseNotWar #NewMusic #CosmicJourney #Rebellion #MusicRelease #INgrooves #UniversalMusicGroup
"Little Miss September" by Wendi Morrison
"Little Miss September" is an evocative and introspective single by the artist and shaman Wendi Morrison, brought to you by Make Noise Not War Records. Delving into the depths of heartache, self-discovery, and the journey towards self-love, this song intertwines haunting melodies with poignant lyrics that resonate on a soul-deep level.
Wendi Morrison's creative journey is infused with the rebellious spirit of her lineage. From her grandfather Talmadge "Remi" Morrison, a Paramount Studios still photographer, to her Emmy-nominated father Robert "Bobby" Lee Morrison, a Cinematographer and Director, Wendi inherits a legacy of artistic defiance. Emerging from Los Angeles' punk/goth/emo rock club scene, she forges her own path as a singer, songwriter, and performance art rocker.
An artist and shaman, Wendi's creative identity extends beyond music. Her directorial ventures include "This Is Not Dying" (2017) and "Camp OrangeRay" (2022), captivating audiences with her thought-provoking storytelling.
"Little Miss September" draws inspiration from the poignant imagery of the vintage doll "Little Miss No-Name," a creation from the 1960s by Hasbro. Designed by Deet D’Andrade, this doll's appearance was influenced by the large-eyed children portrayed in the works of American artist Margaret Keane. Reflecting the doll's piteous state, the song captures a yearning for acceptance and the healing power of self-love.
Wendi Morrison's vocals imbue the lyrics with raw emotion, inviting listeners to explore their own journeys of healing and empowerment. The song's melody weaves a tapestry of vulnerability and resilience, reminding us that transformation can arise from even the deepest heartaches.
Beyond her musical endeavors, Wendi Morrison directs OrangeRay/Creative Lab, a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization based in Three Rivers, CA. Through Crystal Sound Quantum Therapy Healing workshops and a five-star HipCamp, she shares her creativity and healing energy. Her support for Pixie's Place, an animal sanctuary, aligns with her commitment to advocating for the marginalized and the unheard.
Experience the captivating essence of "Little Miss September" as it releases on September 1, 2023, on Wendi's birthday! Under Make Noise Not War Records. Immerse yourself in the transformative power of Wendi Morrison's artistry.
Discover "Little Miss September" and let its echoes resonate with the depths of your own experiences.
Celebrating Lalo's 50th birthday in style, Make Noise Not War Records is thrilled to unveil the exclusive Lalo Lion Demo, a special release featuring five captivating tracks that have never before seen the light of day. Featuring a song by Shabba Ranks, one of the most popular Jamaican musicians in the world.
The origins of this record label trace back to Boyle Heights, where its inception occurred during a time when Lalo and the president of the organization, Sergio Bonacci Lapalma, known as Chapete, shared a living space amidst the challenges of the pandemic era. This independent label's core mission was to provide a platform for indie artists and, more significantly, to perpetuate Lalo's remarkable musical legacy, carrying his mesmerizing compositions to a global stage.
In a gesture of profound appreciation for his artistic contributions, the 501c3 Non-Profit Organization, Make Art Not War, which oversees the label, is bestowing upon Lalo Lion an esteemed accolade. The release is officially recognized as a "Cultural Interest" by the Make Art Not War (USA) in the year 2023. This distinction stands as a tribute to Lalo's resounding impact as a talented artist and cultural ambassador within the Chicano rasta community. His unwavering support for independent artists across the globe, coupled with his infectious joy and boundless love, has earned him this well-deserved honor.
On this special day, we extend our warmest wishes to Lalo, as this previously unreleased demo not only marks a milestone but also serves as a resounding affirmation of his outstanding contributions. May this celebration be the catalyst for an even more extraordinary musical journey. Happy Birthday, Lalo Lion! Your legacy shines brighter than ever before.
Lalo Lion - 50th Birthay Demo Release
Marcelo Villa y People from Ice Land
Music with Environmental Concept and Message
Marcelo Villa presents a very unique new material. He has had a career of over 30 years in which he has ventured into different genres of rock culture, aesthetics, and concepts. Marcelo Villa releases his material "Marcelo Villa and the People of Iceland," which was composed and recorded by Marcelo Villa and Ezequiel Araujo, (Pity Álvarez, El Otro Yo, Leo García, Wom, among others) with Araujo as the artistic producer, one of the best national producers. The material was also mixed and mastered at Sony Music - Mexico City - under the label of Make Noise Not War Records (California), a label created by Argentinians in the USA.
Regarding this album, Marcelo Villa comments, "With this material produced by Ezequiel Araujo, I felt it was something different from what I had been doing. I decided to release it on March 22, International Water Day, partly so that the concept of the album could be, apart from bringing new music, a reflection on how we behave towards the environment."
The album cover and video materials are by Mike "Beeple" Winkelmann, an American digital artist, graphic designer, and animator widely known for using various mediums to create comical and phantasmagorical works that make political and social comments while using figures from pop culture as references.
All tracks were recorded by Marcelo Villa and Ezequiel Araujo. Composers: Marcelo Villa and Ezequiel Araujo. Producer: Ezequiel Araujo. Recorded in: Buenos Aires. Mixed and mastered in: Mexico City. The track "Menos pretencioso" was recorded in Argentina and the USA by Bruno Perotti and Chapete, and features the special participation of actress Juani Olivera.
This album will be presented at Salón Pueyrredón (Av. Santa Fe 4560, Caba) on Saturday, July 22nd at 8:00 PM. Tickets are available through Al Pogo.
Marcelo Villa has had a career of over 30 years in which he has ventured into different genres of rock culture, aesthetics, and concepts. He is the creator of cyber-punk, heavy pop, and Rest non verva.
"Songs to Traverse the End of the World As We Know It"
by Wendi Morrison
Listen and support to save the animals @ Pixie's Place at OrangeRay. https://wendimorrison.bandcamp.com
For the very first time, Make Noise Not War Records, is releasing a compilation rock album of Wendi Morrison’s music, SONGS TO TRAVERSE THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT. A disabled, 60-year-old shaman, quantum healer, and former rock star; Wendi’s band MERCURY 5, and her solo project NEPTUNE’S DAUGHTER, have provided the musical soundscape for Wendi’s 2 New Media films: “This is not dying” and “Camp OrangeRay”. She is the founder of a 501c3 Non-Profit ANIMAL SANCTUARY called PIXIE'S PLACE AT ORANGERAY. Located “In the Forest, by the River” in the village of Three Rivers, CA; at the entrance to the Sequoias. It is this cause her art & healing work support. Her music has never before been released. Her songs are food for the soul, and worthy of your support since the animal sanctuary has been under attack by natural disasters.
"I am releasing my music for the first time, as I do not support multinational companies, and only donate my art and shamanic skills to the animals of Pixie’s Place. After suffering in mandatory fire evacuations for the last 2 summers, we now have been hit by the flood. Our retreat, which we rely upon for our funding; has been paused for several months due to the ongoing rain, then last week, during the historic California flooding, our precious river exploded upon the land. So we’ve suffered a loss of revenue, along with damage to the goat corral, hen house, and duck den. The entire art installation which mirrored the river’s edge was lost, along with our vegetable garden, fruit trees, and fencing. Fresh dirt will need to be brought in as well, since the entire property was hit by massive walls of sand, and debris. I am merely their voice, supporting their existence through my music, healing, and through the animal sanctuary. We are grateful for our friends, and Pixie’s Place Familia! We dedicate this offering in celebration of our dear spirit sister, musician Melinda Moore who is featured w/me on the song Right Now. I hope this collection of songs, can serve as a life raft to navigate these turbulent waters. Never lose hope!" - Wendi Morrison
"Songs to Traverse the End of the World As We Know it" by Wendi Morrison is available through Make Noise Not War Records via Bandcamp. All proceeds go directly to support the animals at 501c Non-Profit Animal sanctuary, Pixie's Place at OrangeRay.
#OrangeRay #PixiesPlace #MakeArtNotWar
ESPAÑOL / SPANISH
(en español “Los Angeles de Charly”)
La diáspora de argentinos en Los Angeles, CA, rinde tributo a una de las leyendas del rock en español más grandes de la historia, Charly García. A la vez, invitan a amigos y artistas internacionales para participar de este proyecto, algunos conocidos y otros no tanto. Amantes angélicos incondicionales del rock nacional.
El compilado es presentado por el sello discográfico de Los Angeles, California, Make Noise Not War Record, parte de la fundación de arte sin fines de lucro californiano, MakeArtNotWar.org, con la misión de ayudar a artistas independientes de alrededor del mundo, la libertad de expresión y a proyectos de interés cultural. Los mismos son responsables de haber lanzado el disco antibélico TEMAS UNIDOS por Mark Slater y Gabriel Lococo, declarado de Interés Cultural y Social por la Legislatura Porteña (2022).
La fundación MakeArtNotWar.org tuvo también a su cargo el sponsoreo de la muestra de la galería de La Boca, POPA, en ArteBA 2022, donde se expusieron dibujos y obras de Charly García por primera vez en la historia. Make Art Not War propuso con este compilado conformar el soundtrack perfecto para la comunión de la fundación que reside en la lejana California y el amor de los Argentinos expatriados por el prócer argentino del rock nacional.
23 de Octubre, 2022, conmemorando el cumpleaños de Charly!
Lanzamiento de un video/single del compilado Charly´s Angels. Canción en VIVO del tema, No Voy En Tren por LOS MISMOS.
La grabación tuvo lugar en el festival ArgentiNite en The Paramount, 2708 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA. 13 de Agosto, 2022.
LOS MISMOS, banda tributo al Rock Argentino. Radicados en Los Angeles, CA www.losmismosrock.com / @LosMismosRock
ArgentiNite esta “destinado a convocar y reunir argentinos en cualquier parte del mundo para pasarla bien, reencontrarnos con nuestra música, nuestras costumbres, y además compartirla con todos aquellos de otras nacionalidades que quieran conocer de qué se trata esta locura argentina.” / www.argentinite.com
6 de Noviembre, 2022.
18 de Noviembre, 2022.
Lanzamiento del compilado Charly´s Angels en todas las plataformas digitales (Spotify, etc).
Pre-save link https://ingrv.es/charlys-angels-tributo-whq-x
ENGLISH / INGLES
The diaspora of Argentinians living in Los Angeles, CA, pays tribute to one of the biggest legends of Spanish Rock in history, Charly García. In this journey, they invite friends and international artists to be part of this project. Some known, some unknown. Unconditional Angeles, lovers of rock nacional.
The compilation is presented by a Los Angeles, CA record label, Make Noise Not War Records, managed by a 501c3 Non-Profit for the Arts from California, MakeArtNotWar.org, with the mission to support independent artists from around the world, freedom of speech and projects of cultural interest. The same label that brought to you the antiwar album UNITED THEMES by Mark Slater and Gabriel Locco, was declared Cultural and Socially Interested by the Buenos Aires City Legislature (2022).
The foundation MakeArtNotWar.org was responsible for sponsoring the Art Gallery of La Boca, POPA, at ArteBA 2022, curating drawings of Charly Garcia for the first time in history. Make Art Not War proposed with this compilation to create the perfect soundtrack for the communion of the foundation that resides in distant California and the love of expatriate Argentines for the Argentine hero of national rock.
October 23, 2022, commemorating Charly's birthday!
Release of a video/single from the Charly's Angels compilation. LIVE song of No voy en tren by Los Mismos (Los Angeles, CA). The recording took place at the ArgentiNite festival at The Paramount, 2708 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA. August 13, 2022.
LOS MISMOS, tribute band to Argentine Rock. Based in Los Angeles, CA www.losmismosrock.com / @LosMismosRock
ArgentiNite is “aimed at convening and bringing together Argentines anywhere around the world to have a good time, reconnect with our music, our culture, and also share it with all those of other nationalities who want to know what this Argentine madness is all about. .” / www.argentinite.com
November 6, 2022.
November 18, 2022.
Release of Charly´s Angels album on all digital music platforms (Spotify, etc).
Pre-save link https://ingrv.es/charlys-angels-tributo-whq-x
Artbug Podcast is a project by Artbug Media. It consists of conversations with multidiscipline artists. Hosted by Carlos Rittner, founder of Artbug Media, and filmmaker Sergio Bonacci Lapalma aka Chapete.
Each episode contains music from an independent artist from around the world.
Distributed by Independent Record Label, Make Noise Not War Records (Los Angeles, CA), via Bandcamp and multiple platforms. Supported by 501c3, MakeArtNotWar.org
Artbug Media. Los Angeles, CA. 2022.
The cover art is the shape of the Falklands/Malvinas combined with two pictures, a pair of holding hands (background - water) and a couple kissing (land), taken by London-born photographer and risograph artist, Ollie Dove, assembled by Argentinian-Chicano filmmaker, Sergio Bonacci Lapalma, aka Chapete.
An anti-war concept album about the Falklands War / Guerra de Malvinas: a 10-week undeclared war between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982 over the islands.
The musical journey compiles two outstanding Award Winning Motion Picture Composers from England and Argentina, Mark Slater and Gabriel Lococo. They collaborate together on this instrumental half-hour journey, sharing orchestral symphonic music carefully curated from works left behind from previous projects -- now brought together for a movie of peace.
Some outstanding work can be found on Track Nu 1, Étnica… , by Gabriel Lococo that won Best Soundtrack at the II International Brasil Film Festival 2014 or Track Nu 4, Just Another Day by Mark Slater, recorded at the world famous Abbey Road Studios UK (The Beatles) for "Philips Aurea Ambilight" video campaign filmed by Wong Kar Wai.
UNITED THEMES will be released beginning of May 2021 on BANDCAMP and all other online platforms worldwide via MAKE NOISE NOT WAR RECORDS (California). All proceeds from this project will go to support Artistas por La Patagonia: a group of artists benefiting families that lost their homes on the Patagonia.
"There was a guy who was devoted to an Indian religion and he had Hindu percussion instruments, so I would wake up, put music on, and play, and just zone out of reality. It was horrible but sweet at the same time. Even though I was in a bad situation I felt really free for the first time, and that’s the balance that kept me sane and going. I had to answer to no one, or explain anything, I just was. " SHETAY Lebon by Mark Bowers from @Voyagela.com