:zoviet-france: – Gris

A scheduling mishap had Mike and Tara sorting out an episode. The decision was made to leave the house and look for inspiration. What transpired was the discovery of a 10″ by a very important historical project — “Gris” by :zoviet-france:. It was a sign to dig deep into the band, one that Mike and Tara are admittedly not insanely familiar with. So come along on our journey in discovering this fantastic 10″ and diving into :zoviet-france:.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, we share two more items we got on our adventure — a book of spicy Greek plays and a 1995 issue of “Gallery.”

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.

Chris Watson – Weather Report

In keeping with tradition, we dive into the waters of field recordings for February and this time we discuss on of the classics of the genre – “Weather Report” by Chris Watson. Having spent time in Cabaret Voltaire and Hafler Trio, Waston set out on a lifelong journey recording in the field. “Weather Report” was his first compositional album in this style, and we get into every aspect of each track, from titles to location to possible sounds heard.

In Conversation with Anthony Di Franco

Sometimes interviews slip through the cracks. Anthony DiFranco (Ramleh, JFK, Skullflower, more) joined us in the distant past and today our talk has be found and is transmitting to the world. With the recent JFK release on L.I.E.S, we were excited to unearth this conversation going over Di Franco’s history from discovering industrial and PE to working with Ramleh to his solo work and so much more.

Coil “Winter Solstice”

Today is the Winter Solstice and the most appropriate recording we could think of was Coil “Winter Solstice” EP. The final four songs in the Solstice series, this is the perfect way to ring in the holidays, especially with the stunning beauty of the final track. It’s our first episode on Coil, and rather than going with one of their full lengths, it was nice to take our first steps in the form of this EP, as there will certainly be more Coil as the years go on. Feel the moon’s pull… Christmas is now drawing near.

Metgumbnerbone – Ligeliahorn

Sean Ragon (Cult of Youth) was the perfect person to join us to uncover the classic Metgumbnerbone “Ligeliahorn” LP on A-Mission Records from 1983. A truly mysterious project, Metgumbnerbone creates their own world and we are all more than happy to walk around the industrial ruins and abandoned mills where the recordings were made. This album is a staple for post-industrial and is cloaked in a fantastic mythology ripe for discovery.

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 Nigel Ayers of Nocturnal Emissions

We were delighted to have Nigel Ayers of Nocturnal Emissions join us for a fascinating discussion. To celebrate the release of the new book “Electronic Resistance”, Nigel took us back to the early days of industrial culture through the lens of Nocturnal Emissions. We get into working with MB and SPK, early mail art contacts, and how NE’s approach evolved throughout the years. Another mandatory history lesson is now in session.