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.

Atrax Morgue – Death-Orgasm Connector

he annual Atrax Morgue episode has arrived. This year, we place a bag over our heads with “Death-Orgasm Connector.” A CD from 2003, this album distills the greatness of Atrax Morgue into 10 of his most potent tracks. It’s never a bad time to listen to Atrax Morgue, but the end of October is truly the perfect atmosphere for “Death-Orgasm Connector. The game is closed. Marco Corbelli forever.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon we each chose an Italian horror movie to dissect, as is our Atrax episode tradition. This segment is over 30 minutes.

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 Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Comets on Fire)

Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance joins us for a great talk on a different branch of the underground. Six Organs has provided some incredible outer folk and expansive guitar work since the 90s. His newest album “Sleep Tones” is a full on double LP or pure ambient just released on VDSQ. Chasny has also worked closely with David Tibet, from being in the live Current 93 line up to handling some guitar on the magnificent “The Light is Leaving Us All.”

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, we’ve included one side of the “Sleep Tones” album. This selection comes right after the interview to send you to the dream side.

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 James P. Keeler (Wilt)

We had a great discussion with James Keeler of Wilt, celebrating his 25 years in the underground. James goes into his early days in rural Illinois, the beginnings of Wilt, putting together the classic “Radio 1940,” and plenty more. We were excited to hear about his themes, use of instruments and non instruments, and how it’s translated to the live setting. Turn on your short wave radio and tune in.|

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!