In Conversation with Thomas Moore

Author Thomas Moore joins us for a great conversation. Many of his novels have been published by Amphetamine Sulfate, including his newest book “Your Dreams.” We get into the many subjects of his writings…cruising, dreams, language and more. Thomas has been orbiting and into noise for many years and we attempt to connect the dots throughout this episode.

For the ExtraNoisextra on the patreon, Thomas has provided some out of print writing for patrons to read.

In Conversation with Ike Yard (Stuart Argabright & Michael Diekmann)

We found ourselves in the empty dark alleyways of early ’80s NYC with Stuart Argabright and Michael Diekmann of the legendary Ike Yard. Stuart and Michael take us through their entire history up to today. We also get into Stuart’s band Black Rain, his work with William Gibson, and plenty more. Ike Yard sits in a unique and strange place in the dark underground, and this discussion keeps the paranoia alive.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, we get into what Ike Yard was like live in the early 80s as well as the process of reforming the band in the 2000s. This segment is in the middle of the episode on the patreon feed.

Noise Ephemera

Greh began organizing his noise fliers, postcards, stickers, and more so we got together to go thru his collection. We talk about ways to archive and store these items, and the importance of keeping noise ephemera. In addition, we have a pretty extensive recent listening section.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, we posted a video of going through some of Greh’s items, some that are mentioned on the episode and some exclusive to the video.

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.

Behind the Green Door

We go back in time to when Greh lived in and ran his loft venue the Green Door in Detroit. Greh gives us his history moving in and deciding to host many noise shows. We get into some of the madness, some of the idiocy and some of the greatness of the Green Door. Don’t lock your car doors, that way you don’t have to clean up the broken window.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment, we are including a couple recordings made at the Green Door — Bloodyminded “Live Behind the Green Door” and a track from Aaron Dilloway.

Early Lexington Noise Shows

Mike and Tara take a trip back to their earliest days in Lexington, KY and discuss some memorable shows and events from that time. A show at Club Seal that ended at the hospital, shows in the street, in tiny apartments and more. Never let the fire of the maverick days go out.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, we discuss some of our recent listening including a release that very much pertains to the regular episode.

In Conversation with Skin Crime

Noise History class is underway with a full-to-the-brim episode focusing on the Skin Crime s/t LP on Hospital Productions from 2003. We had a conversation looking back on this time with Pat, and appropriately (as you’ll hear), Mark jumps on out of nowhere near the end. We talked with Dominick leading up to the episode and insert his recollections and thoughts on releasing the very first Hospital LP throughout. Part “in conversation,” part “audio documentary,” all SKIN CRIME.

For the ExtraNOISEXTRA segment on the patreon, we hear a lot more background from Dominick including Peter Lee’s involvement, the idea behind the center labels, and a story of laying out the LP with his teacher. This segment immediately follows the regular episode on the patreon feed.

In Conversation with Andy Ortmann (Panicsville, Nihilist Recordings)

We had a great time catching up with our old friend Andy Ortmann of Panicsville and Nihilist Recordings. Andy has been doing it since 1992 with no signs of stopping. From his beginnings in St. Louis to relocating to Chicago, we go into his entire noise history. Ortmann has worked with innumerable artists and his passion for the underground has never wavered. Head thru a portal to the outer limits and forget about the return.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, Mike pulls out a compilation VHS that Andy made for Mike over 20 years ago. We go through the entire contents and have a blast heading down VHS memory lane.

In Conversation with Ross Tregenza (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre video game, Cyberpunk 2077)

Video game composer and sound designer Ross Tregenza joins us to discuss the process of creating all the sounds for the new Texas Chain Saw Massacre video game and maintaining a faithful atmosphere to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 film. Tregenza’s soundtrack plays separately from the game as an excellent dark ambient album rich in tension. We discuss how he got into the industry, his work for Cyberpunk 2077, varying levels of chicken agitation and composing for games in general.

For the ExtraNOISEXTRA segment, Ross talks about his favorite video games and horror movies.