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.

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.

In Conversation with Fennesz

Christian Fennesz joins us today for a fantastic discussion. It’s the 25th anniversary of his first album “Hotel Paral.lel” so we take a look back at those early days, from meeting Peter Rehberg and how radical using a computer was, to his recent work and what it’s like being back in a bedroom studio. We were very grateful to get to talk to Fennesz and get a perspective from one of the stalwarts of Mego and 90s experimental computer sound.

In Conversation with Xome

Bob Scott, the mastermind behind Xome, took time to sit down with us to discuss his many decades in the noise world. From living in Japan in the 90s to tricking Mike into thinking he saw him play in 1999, this was a super fun and informative talk. Xome is one of the greats that is still going to this day, so fill up a jar with mud and put this one on at your next party.

In Conversation with Mlehst

Grab a copy of the Sunday Sport, pull out your dirtiest pencil, and steel yourself for a true noise history lesson as we go in depth with All Brentnall of Mlehst and Bandaged Hand Produce. A true legend of noise, talking to All was incredible as he let us into the tangled web of Mlehst, from the early’ 90s all the way through today. Cry over spilt milk and discover the difficulty in crossing a field with one of the greatest to ever do it.

In Conversation with En Nihil

Adam Fritz, the man behind En Nihil, joins us for a rare talk about his history in the noise underground. We get into how he connected with Ron Lessard, Marco Corbelli, and more. En Nihil is currently in its 3rd era, and Adam gives us insight to all of his phases. Additionally, in the extra segment we get to the bottom of what the heck Adam did to Erik Hoffman for the cover of “Assertive Order of Obedience.”

In Conversation with Jacob Kirkegaard

Jacob Kirkegaard joins us for a highly interesting discussion on birth, death and what goes on in between. Jacob’s recordings of the death process “Opus Mors,” is a new level for sound capture and we get into the thought and process behind this work. We also talk about his recordings in Chernobyl, waste management facilities, glaciers, geysers and much more. We can’t thank Jacob enough for taking time out of his trip to have this conversation.

In Conversation with Suzy Poling (Pod Blotz)

Suzy Poling (Pod Blotz) joins us for an incredible discussion about her sound and art. Suzy is an old friend of all of ours and recently went through a very harrowing ordeal and we get into what happened and how her art has helped her through this and how it will affect her work going forward. A thoughtful conversation with an fantastic artist, we can’t thank Suzy enough for sharing her experience.