Merry Christmas Eve with special bonus episode of the Connellys’ Hometime series. Normally a weekly Patreon-only series, Mike and Tara wanted to spend their favorite holiday with the entire Noisextra family. Sit by the Yuletide fire as they discuss their favorite Christmas themed noise, horror movies, and the spirit of Christmas.
Our second interview from the Hospital Fest weekend is with Jilla of Moonbeam Terror and Autoerotichrist. The discussion goes deep when talking about her music and art and pivots to hilarity when talking about beans and Wisconsin. Her album “Comfort Knife” was one of our favorites of the year and her set at Hospital Fest was visceral magic. Put on your chain mail and watch out for sharp corners.
It was an honor to talk with one of our favorite bands, Smell & Quim. A great history lesson, we go from off the wall Quim-ness to earnest chats about the early days, costumes throughout time and baking bread. Hear Tara predict the props used the following night. Head Dave describe what “the English Method” is. Hear a great talk with one of the all-time legends. And remember, “life’s too short not to bake your own bread.”
Surprise! We are back a day before the Hospital Fest with a very special bonus episode. Did you know there was an unreleased Painjerk album from the ’90s? Neither did we, but here it is! Easily the most exciting noise release of 2019, Painjerk’s “Mission Invisible : Kill the Poor” on Hospital Productions is here to scorch the earth and begin anew. Spoiler alert: we absolutely worship this album. In addition, Kohei Gomi sent us some great information on this unreleased masterpiece that we share throughout the episode. Curl up, huddle up and get ready to be overwhelmed by pure and perfect Painjerk sound experimentation.
As the the first year of Noisextra winds down, we thought we’d discuss some of our favorite albums and sets of the year. It’s been an excellent year for noise and it was hard to whittle our lists down, but each of us came with our personal stand outs of 2019. We cannot wait for many more years of noise listening and noise talking. Thank you all for listening, to us and to noise.
Skies are blackening as we sit down to discuss Daniel Menche’s “Field of Skin.” Sandstorms, pools of mercury and 1800s apocalypse scenes all cross our path while we wander through the field of skin. Head on into the grain silo with us and this magnificent album.
Time for another album in the Pure series, and this one is thick and heavy. Deathpile’s “Ne Plus Ultra” sends us inside ourselves as we explore the heart and blood of this monumental CD. Longtime favorite of all three of the crew, Deathpile delivers the goods with this unique and stand out record. We talked to Jonathan Canady and relay what he had to say about this album as well as the beginnings of Deathpile.
We are celebrating Masonna’s birthday with a bonus episode on the man from whom we took our podcast name. We shred our ears with the “Astro Harshtronism” 8” on Anti Music. Which color vinyl does Greh have? What is a quark? Are the Connellys ever seen without one another? The answers to all these things and more are contained within. Happy Birthday, Masonna! Thank you for all the noise.
This week we pay tribute to one of the all time noise greats: Shohei Iwasaki aka Monde Bruits. We get stung all over with his debut cassette “Portuguese Man of War” on Vanilla Records. We explore his world of noise, his influences and his legacy. Join us as we get lost in the Japanese noise forest with a true legend.
This week we dive into the world of rhythmic noise with Orphx’s 1996 album “Fragmentation” on Malignant Records. The crew is completely blown away by Christina and Rich’s sound mastery, attention to detail and song title prowess. Dream imagery, cellular consciousness and brain biology are discuss through the lens of this ripper of a CD.