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.
Noise goes on the road as we discuss our early days of touring. Overnight drives, broken down vans, and filthy… Read more Noise on Tour
Today we go through issue #6 of “Audio Drudge” from 1995. Each of us focused on one interview — Mike… Read more Audio Drudge #6
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.
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.|
Continuing our coverage of those playing the Hospital night of the NWN/Hospital Japan Fest, we had Jim Mroz of Lussuria in the Noisextra den for a great talk. We discuss the history of Lussuria, how he came to the noise underground, the importance of the Hospital store, founding Rogue State University, and so much more.
Ron Morelli (L.I.E.S. Records ) joins us today to discuss a different branch of experimental electronics. Ron’s ambient albums are Noisextra favorites. We dig into those, as well as his history in techno, his L.I.E.S. Records label, and his fantastic new album “Heart Stopper.” Ron brings a unique perspective to the underground and it was a blast hanging out and having this discussion.
It’s our first episode on a Broken Flag cassette, and Controlled Bleeding “Distress Signals” felt like the appropriate entry to dive into. Controlled Bleeding have always taken their own path, and even this early on, we see glimpses of zones they will enter in the future. This soundtrack for nihilism will rub you raw.
The mountain men of Blister Pack join us today for a great talk on ’90s noise, true crime, video stores, and so much more. Emerson Murray and Nik Weisend were not only Blister Pack, but ran the Plague in Perspective label that focused on special packing. They both have solo projects — Nik as Hive and Emerson under his own name — and both have continued on different paths of art, from visual to the written word.
Illness is running around the Noisextra studios, so for this week we are releasing a patreon episode covering the Hair Police “Mortuary Servants” 7.” Mike and Tara discuss its background and history including the cover, the recording, driving to pick up the records, the strange pressing of the B side and more. Early days, gnarly times.