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.
It’s time another “roots of noise” episode as we went to Mitchell Brown’s (Gasp, Points of Friction) place to learn more about the world of “incredibly strange records” from the 50s and 60s. From delay drenched novelty records to recordings of earthquakes to recordings of insects to equipment test records, Mitchell is an expert in this arena. For this one, we play some examples of these records and react to them in the moment. Make sure your stereo is calibrated and dig in.
With the return of the Self Abuse Murder Series, we wanted to put up one of our Patreon episodes on the original Murder Series over here on the regular feed. March to 1980s Soviet Russia with this month’s Case History as Skin Crime tackles the werewolf-like existence of Andrei Chikatilo on the “Monster” 7″. We get into the life of the Butcher of Rostov and how perfectly the noise relates to his murders. Stay away from train stations and woods, but keep this 7″ close. You never know who you will run into.
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.
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.”
Some Noisextra favorites are hitting the road for an east coast tour, so we thought it’d be a great opportunity to talk to all three projects involved — Black Leather Jesus, Moonbeam Terror, and Straight Pani
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.
We get a terrific look at operating a magazine in the 80s and 90s as Daniel Plunkett of ND Magazine sat down with us. ND started in 1982, stemming from the mail and experimental art world and moved into industrial, noise, and many other islands of sound. We get some great stories of not only putting together a magazine, but also booking John Duncan, putting together a cassette network event, and much more. In addition to having run ND, Daniel currently owns and operates End of an Ear record store in Austin, still supporting the world of underground sound.
Class is in session for another deep noise history lesson as Eric Lunde joins us to discuss his entire chassis… Read more In Conversation with Eric Lunde (Boy Dirt Car)
completely fascinating conversation going through his entire history, from growing up in Bensonhurst to taking his brand of PE all over the world. Serial killers, self disgust, graffiti, and so much more are touched on in this comprehensive episode. It was a true honor for us have a deep discussion with one of our absolute favorite artists.