In Conversation with The Hearing Trumpet

The Hearing Trumpet was one of the most important noise bands for Greh’s entry into the underground and we got a chance to talk with Dave and Greg, the duo that is the Hearing Trumpet. They provide a fascinating history of 80s and 90s noise in Michigan with a ton of great stories. One can tell immediately the connection these two have and the conversion is infectious. Book a show, set up, and leave.

In Conversation with Davin Brainard (Princess Dragon-Mom, Time Stereo)

Davin Brainard of Princess Dragon Mom and Time Stereo joins us to head back to his early days of noise. Davin worked at Record Collector in the late 80s throughout the 90s and supplied Greh and the greater Michigan area with classic noise releases. In addition, Davin brought MSBR, Government Alpha, and Aube to the US. We get into all of this and more with an original of the scene.

For ExtraNoisextra on the patreon, a big question about the Fab .44 Pure CD is answered with history behind the project. Also, Davin talks about seeing hardcore shows in the 80s. These two segments are in the middle of the episode.

Ain Soph – Kshatriya

Ain Soph “Kshatriya” is a special album and we enter the world it invokes. We discuss the many references presented within this completely unique sonic testament. Tara went deep with the research for this episode and enriches the album’s impact. One of Italy’s great exports, Ain Soph sends us into many new realms ripe for discovery.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, Tara expands the discussion on the themes of Ain Soph, including the history behind the term that is the band’s name.

:zoviet-france: – Gris

A scheduling mishap had Mike and Tara sorting out an episode. The decision was made to leave the house and look for inspiration. What transpired was the discovery of a 10″ by a very important historical project — “Gris” by :zoviet-france:. It was a sign to dig deep into the band, one that Mike and Tara are admittedly not insanely familiar with. So come along on our journey in discovering this fantastic 10″ and diving into :zoviet-france:.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, we share two more items we got on our adventure — a book of spicy Greek plays and a 1995 issue of “Gallery.”

In Conversation with Lasse Marhaug

Up in the Arctic Circle sits Lasse Marhaug, a prominent figure in the noise underground since the early 90s. Lasse joins us to dissect his history, from metal and grindcore tape trading to discovering noise to connecting with noiseheads all over the world. Pack your bags for the Northern-most reaches and gear up for another ice cold noise history lesson.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, Lasse talks film and tea. This 15 minute segment is near the end of episode on the patreon feed.

In Conversation with Paul “Bee” Hampshire

From providing homemade Manson shirts to John Balance and David Tibet to buzzing around the Psychic TV world to narrating Genesis P-Orridge’s autobiography, Paul “Bee” Hampshire has been all around the world, heavily within the UK industrial scene. Bee tells us his life story, which includes briefly being a pop star in Japan as well as working at an early 80s fetish club, and gives a cool different history of the strange world of the 80s and 90s.

In Conversation with Dan Burke (Illusion of Safety)

Illusion of Safety is one of the longest running projects in the industrial noise underground, and Dan Burke was cool enough to sit down with us and go over his entire history. From seeing the final Throbbing Gristle show in San Francisco, to creating the IOS world with all its collaborators, Dan has stories and insight for days. It’s another mandatory history lesson on Noisextra.

In Conversation with Drew McDowall (part 2)

It’s the second part of our talk with Drew McDowall and we discuss joining Coil and the albums he helped create and finish with his recent solo work. Drew provides fantastic insight about the creation of these classic albums and describes some of the process of curating his solo box set. Another great first-hand industrial history lesson!

In Conversation with Drew McDowall (part 1)

UK industrial history class is in session. Drew McDowall sat down with us for a long candid discussion covering his entire history. For this first of two episodes, Drew tells us about his beginnings in the 70s to falling in with Psychic TV and eventually Coil. It’s an incredible first hand account of the early industrial days. In part 2, we get into Drew joining Coil and go all the way thru to his current solo output.