We are back in Merzland with the fantastically bright “Red 2 Eyes” 10″ on V2. These thick, heavy, and cosmic sounds were recorded in February and August of 1995 and we get to hear Merzbow experimenting with his then-recently acquired EMS synth. As well as the history of this record and title, there is a fun-filled debate on what to call the colors of the cover and vinyl. This 10″ showcases how and why Merzbow hits in a way no one else quite can.
Joel St. Germain, the elusive owner of Spite and the man behind Humectant Interruption, gives us a glimpse into his fascinating personal experience of running a 90s noise label. We talk about assembling tapes with pancakes and pig snouts, getting into noise at the age of 15, and if Greh’s driving lessons stuck. Another noise history class is in session; no hall passes will be issued.
With the release of the Proof of the Shooting box set out now on Self Abuse/Fusty Cunt, we thought it’d be a perfect time to have a conversation with Dan Greenwood, one half of Proof of the Shooting and the man behind the long running Diagram: A. Dan digs back into memories of special packaging assembly, discovering noise in the 90s, recording onto VHS tape and so much more.
The Pure series strikes again with Knurl “Nervescrap.” To-the-point noise from north of the border courtesy of this long running project. Get trashy, get junky, and tear metal to shreds. Will you make it across the border? Cranking this CD will certainly help.
Chris Sienko, our most guested guest, returns and brings the deep knowledge on TAC “If it Fits” on Spite. While all being big fans of Spite, none of us were quite familiar with TAC, and Sienko rectifies that with a heap of thoughts and info on this fairly obscure project from the golden era. In addition, Chris breaks down some of his favorite Spite releases.
Spit on works of art and stand against nothing at all as we discuss The New Blockaders. This week we present the audio of the first Noisextra video done for the Tusk Festival. We go into the early history of The New Blockaders and relay thoughts on TNB from Ron Lessard, GX Jupiter Larsen, Dominick Fernow, and Chris Sienko. Anti anti anti anti anti anti anti anti anti…
Ten inches of rusted metal junks eclipse all light with K2 “Anybody Can’t Catch Up With This” on Ant Zen. The material on this record is based on the classic album “The Rust,” so we compare both releases and discuss why 10″s are such a great format for noise. Additionally, Tara teaches us about the actual mountain K2.
Kyle Wright (Diophantine Discs/Dysthymia) joins us for a conversation on the album he always tests a new stereo with—Bad Sector… Read more Bad Sector – Polonoid (with Kyle Wright)
As we’ve discussed many Drone Records 7″s on Seven Inch Sunday, we thought it’d be a good time to cover the label’s flagship band Maeror Tri and their “Language of Flames and Sound” CD on Old Europa Cafe. Your brain waves may wash ashore on new lands, but the unfamiliar surroundings will prove rewarding. Blur the hemispheres.
Another noise history lesson is in session with our guest Mason Jones. From the rising tide of early ’90s Japanese noise to the “Japanese American Noise Treaty,” Mason was directly involved in shining a spotlight onto the noise underground. His project Trance has a CD of material from 1991 called “Ancient History” out today from Troniks/Helicopter.