Killer Bug – Brutal Rainbow

A pure 90s noise tape was called for, and Killer Bug “Brutal Rainbow” answered that call. On the Noise label from Taiwan, this one tears the ground asunder. Killer Bug is the first incarnation of Kazumoto Endo, and while the cut up technique is present, “Brutal Rainbow” goes heavy on the trash, the porn, and the total noise.

Atrax Morgue feat. Morder Machine – DeathShow

Our yearly Marco Corbelli episode has arrived and this time we went for something a little different — Morder Machine “DeathShow.” A project that existed directly alongside Atrax Morgue, Morder Machine utilized a bit more structure and rhythm without losing any darkness and obsession. We pull quotes directly about Morder Machine and relay Marco’s thoughts on the project. Additionally, we continue our tradition of choosing three Italian horror movies to highlight before discussing the album. Welcome to DeathShow.

Teatro Satanico – Mephitic Coitus

Satanic sexual madness cuts deep as we stab our ceremonial knives into Teatro Satanico “Mephitic Coitus” from 1994. Originally released on Hex Minora’s BV Tapes label and later re-released on Chondritic Sound, this cassette is for all the dirty rotten scoundrels. Give in to your secret impulses, give in to Teatro Satanico.

Government Alpha – Erratic

Pure Japanese harsh noise was called for this week, so what better cassette to dig into than Government Alpha “Erratic”? Released in 1996 on his own Xerxes label, this tape sets the tone for what was to come for Government Alpha. At times unsettling, at other times brutal, and at all times astonishing, “Erratic” is a high mark for 90s noise. Fall into the vortex with Government Alpha.

In Conversation with Al Margolis (If, Bwana and Sound of Pig Music)

Cassette culture pioneer Al Margolis of Sound of Pig and If, Bwana joins us today to take a look back at the glorious days of 80s DIY noise. Al shares stories from back in the day and how the cassette network operated. Sound of Pig was one of the most important US tape labels and its legacy still looms. Its another mandatory noise history lesson from one of the original trouble makers.

Netzach – Force and Fire

Greh introduces the Connellys to an old obscure favorite of his with Netzach “Force and Fire.” Loop based industrial from 1993, this tape hit all the right notes and got the entire crew revved up. Tara dove into researching the Crowley and Kabbalisitc references on the release and fill us in on her findings. This is an exciting early 90s industrial artifact prime for (re-)discovery.