Sometimes interviews slip through the cracks. Anthony DiFranco (Ramleh, JFK, Skullflower, more) joined us in the distant past and today our talk has be found and is transmitting to the world. With the recent JFK release on L.I.E.S, we were excited to unearth this conversation going over Di Franco’s history from discovering industrial and PE to working with Ramleh to his solo work and so much more.
Lon and Skott of legendary American industrial band Hunting Lodge join us for an in-depth discussion covering their entire output. 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of Hunting Lodge, and with multiple reissues of theirs rare release in the past handful of years, there’s no time like now to hear the history direct from the source. It’s a great talk with some true midwest DIY industrial stalwarts.
For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, Lon and Skott have fun talking about their least favorite shows among other things.
A collaboration that has come up on two recent Seven Inch Sundays, and one that was requested multiple times in our early podcast days, Merzbow & Christoph Heemann “Sleeper Awakes on the Edge of Abyss” is this week’s focus. An interesting and unexpected work, this album settles in quickly and brings up as many images as it does questions. It’s a great look at ’80s Merzbow through the lens of Christoph Heemann.
The original Trashware guest is back in the hot seat. Crank Sturgeon proposed a discussion on contact microphones, so in this episode we go over what a contact mic is, general applications, how to record and affix the mics and amplifying slightly more traditional instruments, why the contact microphone is the perfect noise instrument, contact mics vs other microphones, in the studio and in the field, using with synthesizers and modular, troubleshooting contact mic issues, and plenty of Cranky anecdotes!
JG Thirlwell was cool enough to to sit down with us for a deep look into his world of sound. Thirlwell has worked with everyone form Steven Stapleton and Coil to scoring “The Venture Brothers” and “Archer” television shows, not to mention his own hefty discography as Foetus, Steroid Maximus, Xordox and so much more. It was incredible to hear stories from his entire history as well as what’s being planned for the future. Prepare to enter Pigdom Come.
Zoe DeWitt is a bona fide legend of industrial culture and ritual underground. We were thrilled for Zoe to sit down with us to discuss the entire history of Nekrofile Records and her projects Korpses Katatonik and Zero Kama. We get into many aspects of her work, from musical output to fashioning instruments out of human bones to her work within the occult and much more.
Shane English returns and brings us a tape from his deep cassette culture collection perfect for autumn days — Randy Greif’s “Golden Joy Club.” We go to abstract realms of mid 80s industrial sound with this very cool artifact on Greif’s own Swinging Axe label. Revel in the doorway of sleep go towards heaven’s hole.
Ever wonder what it was like to hang out with the one and only Rat Bastard? Today’s episode will be allow you to find out as we had a fantastic talk with Rat and get into his early days in Florida to his time in To Live and Shave in LA and of course the Laundry Room Squelchers. Rat has stories for days, from running a studio, to wild times at Churchill’s and much more. Rat Bastard has never slept and neither should you.
Mike Harding of Touch sat down with us to go down the memory hole of his history. We go from… Read more In Conversation with Mike Harding (Touch)
In the first of two episodes, John Duncan sat down with us for a riveting conversation about his early days in Los Angeles to his mid-80s period living in Japan. We discuss multiple events and works staged in both locations, from Scare to Radio Code to his work in pornography and much more. Next week’s episode will focus on his time in Amsterdam and Italy to his current work. Another mandatory history lesson is now in session.