Class is in session for another noise history lesson. For our first episode on a film, we sat down with Crank Sturgeon to watch and discuss Voice Crack’s “Kick That Habit” film, directed by Peter Lietchi. Our talk jumps back and forth from the film to the early days of Crank’s involvement in noise. Topics include his introduction to, and working with, Ron Lessard, travels to the UK and playing with Smell & Quim, and the importance of ’90s noise VHS.
We got excited and recorded another episode this week. It’s our first repeat artist as we discuss the seminal “King of Noise” album by Hijokaidan, which was recently reissued by Fantastique. Things get piercing and sharp as we celebrate this record. We also discuss the possibility of cooking a pizza on Greh’s speakers using the sounds Hijokaidan. We know who’s noise kingdom we’d want to be serfs in.
Raw yet polished Japanese industrial noise from Jun Konagaya back in 1985, this 7″ is the total package. The three of us saw GRIM last year and discuss the show a bit as well. You can find this episode and more bonus content by supporting the podcast via our Patreon at http://patreon.com/noisextra/
This week Greh, Mike and Tara discuss “Dark Market Broadcast” by legendary artist John Duncan. We cover this magnificent album,… Read more John Duncan – Dark Market Broadcast
GX Jupitter-Larsen returns, the entire crew plays all formats of “Wind Licked Dirt”, and we discuss all things Haters. Topics include entropy, waves, math, professional wrestling, mail art, SRL, noise and so much more. Get out your pencils and Standard Jupitter-Larsen rulers for another invaluable lesson on the history of noise, direct from the source.
This week Greh and Mike head back in time and over to Italy to discuss MB’s “Mectpyo Bakterium.” There are also some new additions to the podcast that include a segment covering recent listens that will kick off each episode, as well as a new member of the on air squad — Research Assistant Tara Connelly. The trio discuss listening to MB late at night and in the dark, waves of sound heading into oblivion, and oil spreading atmosphere. Turn on a night light and dig in.
GX Jupitter-Larsen of the Haters came over and we listened to “Live in Khabarvosk, CCCP” which has two recordings taken from a Russian jazz festival in 1988. Discussion of the sound is dispensed with quickly and G.X. provides many anecdotes and pieces of Merzbow, Haters and noise culture history.
Some late ’80s Merzbow here, selected by Grant Richardson (GNAWED) who stopped by while on tour, and as usual I can’t seem to keep Mike Connelly away from these listening sessions. Sewers, shipping containers, forklifts and orchestral composition are a few of the items on hand as we descend into the junk cavern.