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.

MO*TE – Taste Die Mad

Let waves of noise lead you to new lands with Mo*te “Taste Die Mad” on Spite from 1998. A great free flowing noise tape, Mo*te drops us into deep waters and we aren’t in any hurry to reach the surface. Let this be the soundtrack to the crumbling world.

Atrax Morgue – Black Slaughter

Our annual Atrax Morgue episode has arrived, and this time we take a look at “Black Slaughter.” A different type of release than covered on our previous Atrax episodes, here Marco Corbelli utilizes samples instead of vocals to convey the thoughts of a psychopathic mind. Included in “Black Slaughter” is an insert with notes on each track by Marco himself, and we read his words throughout. We are ready. Marco Corbelli forever.

Slaughter Productions

We will never get enough of Slaughter Productions, so we decided to take a look at 3 individual cassettes released by the label: Stratvm Terror “The Only True Septic Whore,” Slogun “A Breed Apart,” and Contagious Orgasm “Defective Merchandise.” All 3 tapes represent different countries and styles that highlight the curation of Slaughter. We add a cassette compilation – “Slaughter Age 95” – on the Extra Noisextra for our patrons, showcasing Marco’s knack for putting together outstanding comps.

Lille Roger – For Life

Before there was Brighter Death Now there was Lille Roger, and we head back to 1985 to discuss his “For Life” cassette. It is a wonderful soundtrack to counteract the monotonous hopelessness of the mundane, as Tara attests to in this episode. Listen and raise the undead.