In Conversation with Rat Bastard (To Live and Shave in LA, Laundry Room Squelchers, Scraping Teeth)

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.

In Conversation with John Duncan (part 1)

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.

Metgumbnerbone – Ligeliahorn

Sean Ragon (Cult of Youth) was the perfect person to join us to uncover the classic Metgumbnerbone “Ligeliahorn” LP on A-Mission Records from 1983. A truly mysterious project, Metgumbnerbone creates their own world and we are all more than happy to walk around the industrial ruins and abandoned mills where the recordings were made. This album is a staple for post-industrial and is cloaked in a fantastic mythology ripe for discovery.

In Conversation with Jim O’Rourke (Fenn O’Berg, Sonic Youth, Gastr del Sol)

Jim O’Rourke takes a journey through his deep history with us and we were absolutely thrilled. We get into 1980s Chicago, setting up shows for Merzbow and Zoviet France, the cassette culture network, working and living in Europe with John Duncan and Christoph Heemann, and so much more. Jim has more stories than most people have had days, so sit back for a first hand historical account of the underground world.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the Patreon, we have a great talk on Jim’s history with and love of film.

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.