Chris Sienko wowed us with the unknown-to-us RRR Taste Test tape series. In the early 90s, RRR made sampler tapes of items in the RRR catalog. They look amazing. They sound amazing. They are amazing. The tapes send us into a discussion of our early noise explorations, including shows at the Fireside Bowl and the mystery of discovering noise in the 90s.
We are joined by Chris Sienko of As Loud As Possible magazine to discuss the legendary Emil Beaulieau “Anti Performance” cassette from 1991. After having been mentioned on nearly every Noisextra episode, we finally devote an entire episode to the “greatest living noise artist.” Chris dug in extensively to which anti-record is being played when as well as the history behind each record. We also discuss visiting RRR, and all try our own versions of Beaulieau’s dance moves. Straighten your tie, sharpen your record needle, and destroy all music.
Friend of the podcast G.X. Jupitter-Larsen is making a new movie called “Reference Desk” and has started a fundraiser to get it made. One of the perks is this brand new collaboration tape between GX and PAINJERK. Do you like the sounds of pumps, book pages and electronic stabs? Of course you do. Head over to igg.me/at/rdesk to support the movie and grab this cassette—the first cassette on Noiseoploy.
We are starting 2020 with a very special interview with Seymour Glass of Bananafish Magazine. We discuss the history of Bananafish and Seymour’s time in the noise trenches. He gives us anecdotes of interviews, people he worked with, and the process of putting an issue together. Another noise history lesson is in session. Tardiness will not be excused.
Noisextra went on location at the Hospital Productions Fest on Dec 7th in NYC. We got in the thick of it and talked with Richard Ramirez, Jim Haras, Jim Mroz, Kris Lapke and more. This episode contains all the evidence we collected in the wild.
Our second interview from the Hospital Fest weekend is with Jilla of Moonbeam Terror and Autoerotichrist. The discussion goes deep when talking about her music and art and pivots to hilarity when talking about beans and Wisconsin. Her album “Comfort Knife” was one of our favorites of the year and her set at Hospital Fest was visceral magic. Put on your chain mail and watch out for sharp corners.
Skies are blackening as we sit down to discuss Daniel Menche’s “Field of Skin.” Sandstorms, pools of mercury and 1800s apocalypse scenes all cross our path while we wander through the field of skin. Head on into the grain silo with us and this magnificent album.
Time for another album in the Pure series, and this one is thick and heavy. Deathpile’s “Ne Plus Ultra” sends us inside ourselves as we explore the heart and blood of this monumental CD. Longtime favorite of all three of the crew, Deathpile delivers the goods with this unique and stand out record. We talked to Jonathan Canady and relay what he had to say about this album as well as the beginnings of Deathpile.
As October rolls on, we dive into the black leather night dungeon with Master/Slave Relationship’s “This Lubricious Love” on RRR from 1987, chosen by our guest Jim Haynes. Things get unhygienic as we discuss Debbie Jaffe’s intense personal vision, both lyrically and musically. In addition, we have a thick recent listening segment as well as mentions of “Blue Velvet,” infrasound performance, mix tapes and Nitro. Dig your heels in.
Steve Lowenthal brought by a nasty Harry Pussy double 7″ for us to jam nice and loud, so we did!… Read more BONUS EPISODE: Harry Pussy – Zero de Conduite 2×7″