Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance joins us for a great talk on a different branch of the underground. Six Organs has provided some incredible outer folk and expansive guitar work since the 90s. His newest album “Sleep Tones” is a full on double LP or pure ambient just released on VDSQ. Chasny has also worked closely with David Tibet, from being in the live Current 93 line up to handling some guitar on the magnificent “The Light is Leaving Us All.”
For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, we’ve included one side of the “Sleep Tones” album. This selection comes right after the interview to send you to the dream side.
Noise goes on the road as we discuss our early days of touring. Overnight drives, broken down vans, and filthy… Read more Noise on Tour
From providing homemade Manson shirts to John Balance and David Tibet to buzzing around the Psychic TV world to narrating Genesis P-Orridge’s autobiography, Paul “Bee” Hampshire has been all around the world, heavily within the UK industrial scene. Bee tells us his life story, which includes briefly being a pop star in Japan as well as working at an early 80s fetish club, and gives a cool different history of the strange world of the 80s and 90s.
Today we go through issue #6 of “Audio Drudge” from 1995. Each of us focused on one interview — Mike… Read more Audio Drudge #6
Mike and Tara were having massive problems with their Sequential Circuits Six Trak synth. Greh came over to repair it and record an episode while doing it. Lo and behold, when Greh arrived, the synth decided to start working again. Still, Greh takes us through opening and cleaning the Six Trak and gives plenty of advice on how to maintain a synth. It’s another episode in the vein of “Studio Reorganization.”
Illusion of Safety is one of the longest running projects in the industrial noise underground, and Dan Burke was cool enough to sit down with us and go over his entire history. From seeing the final Throbbing Gristle show in San Francisco, to creating the IOS world with all its collaborators, Dan has stories and insight for days. It’s another mandatory history lesson on Noisextra.
We had a great discussion with James Keeler of Wilt, celebrating his 25 years in the underground. James goes into his early days in rural Illinois, the beginnings of Wilt, putting together the classic “Radio 1940,” and plenty more. We were excited to hear about his themes, use of instruments and non instruments, and how it’s translated to the live setting. Turn on your short wave radio and tune in.|
After a slew of interviews (with plenty more to come), we head back to our goal of covering every CD on Pure with Aube “Purification to Numbness.” The single source landscape of Aube hit is harsh way on this album. We also discuss the “Luminescence” VHS, and Greh talks about seeing him live in 2001. Aube forever.
Continuing our coverage of those playing the Hospital night of the NWN/Hospital Japan Fest, we had Jim Mroz of Lussuria in the Noisextra den for a great talk. We discuss the history of Lussuria, how he came to the noise underground, the importance of the Hospital store, founding Rogue State University, and so much more.
It’s the second part of our talk with Drew McDowall and we discuss joining Coil and the albums he helped create and finish with his recent solo work. Drew provides fantastic insight about the creation of these classic albums and describes some of the process of curating his solo box set. Another great first-hand industrial history lesson!