In Conversation with Jacob Kirkegaard

Jacob Kirkegaard joins us for a highly interesting discussion on birth, death and what goes on in between. Jacob’s recordings of the death process “Opus Mors,” is a new level for sound capture and we get into the thought and process behind this work. We also talk about his recordings in Chernobyl, waste management facilities, glaciers, geysers and much more. We can’t thank Jacob enough for taking time out of his trip to have this conversation.

Government Alpha – Erratic

Pure Japanese harsh noise was called for this week, so what better cassette to dig into than Government Alpha “Erratic”? Released in 1996 on his own Xerxes label, this tape sets the tone for what was to come for Government Alpha. At times unsettling, at other times brutal, and at all times astonishing, “Erratic” is a high mark for 90s noise. Fall into the vortex with Government Alpha.

In Conversation with Suzy Poling (Pod Blotz)

Suzy Poling (Pod Blotz) joins us for an incredible discussion about her sound and art. Suzy is an old friend of all of ours and recently went through a very harrowing ordeal and we get into what happened and how her art has helped her through this and how it will affect her work going forward. A thoughtful conversation with an fantastic artist, we can’t thank Suzy enough for sharing her experience.

Hermann Nitsch (with guest Ryan Martin)

Ryan Martin joins us to pay tribute to Hermann Nitsch, who passed away April 18, 2022. Ryan met Nitsch a few times and tells us an incredible story of him and Genesis P-Orridge getting to visit Hermann at the Prinzendorf Castle. We discuss all aspects of his work and how his way of living life intensely can act as an inspiration to us all.

NSI “M Plays Havoc” (with guest Shane English)

Shane English returns and brought with him possibly the most obscure album we’ve covered thus far — NSI “M Plays Havoc.” A huge mystery from 1980s France, this self released slice of industrial ambience is shrouded in fog. A friend of Shane’s was able to track down a member of NSI and supplied us with some info and history behind this hidden project.

In Conversation with Daniel Plunkett (ND Magazine)

We get a terrific look at operating a magazine in the 80s and 90s as Daniel Plunkett of ND Magazine sat down with us. ND started in 1982, stemming from the mail and experimental art world and moved into industrial, noise, and many other islands of sound. We get some great stories of not only putting together a magazine, but also booking John Duncan, putting together a cassette network event, and much more. In addition to having run ND, Daniel currently owns and operates End of an Ear record store in Austin, still supporting the world of underground sound.

In Conversation with CM von Hausswolff

CM Von Hausswolff was in town for the Touch Fest and we got a chance to sit down with him for a bit. We get into the history of Elgaland-Vargaland, his interest in EVP, recording with various collaborators, and more. CMVH has been going since the early 80s and it was great to hear his perspective on navigating the world of sound throughout the decades. Listen for the ghost in the grid.