In Conversation with Joel St. Germain (Spite & Humectant Interruption)

Joel St. Germain, the elusive owner of Spite and the man behind Humectant Interruption, gives us a glimpse into his fascinating personal experience of running a 90s noise label. We talk about assembling tapes with pancakes and pig snouts, getting into noise at the age of 15, and if Greh’s driving lessons stuck. Another noise history class is in session; no hall passes will be issued.

Caroline K – Now Wait For Last Year

Enter a world of artificial time and nature with “Now Wait for Last Year” by Caroline K. As a member of Nocturnal Emissions, Caroline helped craft a strain of early industrial, but by the time her only solo album was released, a new landscape of sound emerged. This is a very special and singular album from 1987, and we all get swept away by its scope.

Z’EV – An Uns Momento (with Blake Edwards)

Blake Edwards (Vertonen, Crippled Intellect Productions, Ballast NVP) delivers the heavy knowledge on one of industrial culture’s originators by bringing Z’EV “An Uns Memonto” CD for us to explore. Blake worked directly with Z’V to release this obscure material, and he relays the process of putting it together as well as his continuing work with Z’EV up to Z’EV’s unfortunate passing. Set your CD players to “random” and see what happens.

In Conversation with Dan Greenwood (Proof of the Shooting / Diagram: A)

With the release of the Proof of the Shooting box set out now on Self Abuse/Fusty Cunt, we thought it’d be a perfect time to have a conversation with Dan Greenwood, one half of Proof of the Shooting and the man behind the long running Diagram: A. Dan digs back into memories of special packaging assembly, discovering noise in the 90s, recording onto VHS tape and so much more.

Knurl – Nervescrap

The Pure series strikes again with Knurl “Nervescrap.” To-the-point noise from north of the border courtesy of this long running project. Get trashy, get junky, and tear metal to shreds. Will you make it across the border? Cranking this CD will certainly help.

TAC – If It Fits… (with guest Chris Sienko)

Chris Sienko, our most guested guest, returns and brings the deep knowledge on TAC “If it Fits” on Spite. While all being big fans of Spite, none of us were quite familiar with TAC, and Sienko rectifies that with a heap of thoughts and info on this fairly obscure project from the golden era. In addition, Chris breaks down some of his favorite Spite releases.

Noisextra Discuss The New Blockaders

Spit on works of art and stand against nothing at all as we discuss The New Blockaders. This week we present the audio of the first Noisextra video done for the Tusk Festival. We go into the early history of The New Blockaders and relay thoughts on TNB from Ron Lessard, GX Jupiter Larsen, Dominick Fernow, and Chris Sienko. Anti anti anti anti anti anti anti anti anti…

Einstürzende Neubauten – Halber Mensch

Break into the Nakamatsu Ironworks Ruins with Einsturzende Neubauten in the classic music film “Halber Mensch.” Neubauten has been a gateway band for innumerable noise artists and fans, with this legendary VHS being a huge touchstone. From a site specific performance to videos to live concert footage, “Halber Mensch” perfectly showcases the deconstructed world of Einsturzende Neubauten.

K2 “Anybody Can’t Catch Up With This”

Ten inches of rusted metal junks eclipse all light with K2 “Anybody Can’t Catch Up With This” on Ant Zen. The material on this record is based on the classic album “The Rust,” so we compare both releases and discuss why 10″s are such a great format for noise. Additionally, Tara teaches us about the actual mountain K2.