completely fascinating conversation going through his entire history, from growing up in Bensonhurst to taking his brand of PE all over the world. Serial killers, self disgust, graffiti, and so much more are touched on in this comprehensive episode. It was a true honor for us have a deep discussion with one of our absolute favorite artists.
Cassette culture pioneer Al Margolis of Sound of Pig and If, Bwana joins us today to take a look back at the glorious days of 80s DIY noise. Al shares stories from back in the day and how the cassette network operated. Sound of Pig was one of the most important US tape labels and its legacy still looms. Its another mandatory noise history lesson from one of the original trouble makers.
It was an incredible honor to have a discussion with Francisco Lopez. One of the pioneers of environmental recording, Lopez has traversed many states of sound and he fills us in on his entire history. We get into his technique, process, and thoughts behind his work. A truly unique individual and an inspiration to countless artists, Francisco lets us all in to his hidden world.
month, we focus on Dave’s work in this realm. He fills us in on his travels, what drew him to recording insects, and his process of doing so. Of course, we also get into other aspects of his work like Fear of God, Ohne, and Schimpfluch-Gruppe. What are the insects telling us?
Jeph Jerman of Hands To/City of Worms/Big Body Parts and so much more joins us for an in depth discussion of his entire work. Jeph has been going since the early 80s and we get into everything from his use of field recordings, made up words, and philosophy on listening. Another engrossing noise history lesson is in session — be sure to bring a tape recorder to capture all sounds.
Erik Hoffman was cool enough to have us to his home to discuss two landmark Ground Fault CDs in the field recording realm: Eric La Casa “The Stones of the Threshold” and Lionel Marchetti “Portrait D’Un Glacier.” Erik relays some thoughts on the albums as well as working with each artist. We get into the importance of field recordings, where they can take you, and how they fit into the noise world.
We were thrilled to have Sam Rosenthal of Projekt Records, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, and more join us to head down atmospheric dark ambient branches. Sam has been operating since the early 80s and shares his thoughts on his own work, the artists that were part of the label, and how the music landscape has changed. An insightful history shadowy world of Projekt Records.
The world lost a force of nature this week with the passing of Tom Smith. We are putting up a To Live and Shave in LA 7” episode that was recorded a few months ago, as well as a few words from Mike at the top. A proper tribute will follow in the future. Tom Smith forever.
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Break the metal mold with Chop Shop “Steel Plate.” A heavy release in every sense, we explore the sonic sculptures of Scott Konzelmann. Two 10″s and a booklet strapped to a sheet of metal, this is one of the great 90s noise packages. Listen and witness physical sounds through visible sources