Discussing Eric La Casa and Lionel Marchetti with Erik Hoffman (Groundfault)

Erik Hoffman was cool enough to have us to his home to discuss two landmark Ground Fault CDs in the field recording realm: Eric La Casa “The Stones of the Threshold” and Lionel Marchetti “Portrait D’Un Glacier.” Erik relays some thoughts on the albums as well as working with each artist. We get into the importance of field recordings, where they can take you, and how they fit into the noise world.

MSBR – Destructive Locomotion

A new year should only begin with a classic and that’s what we had searing through the speakers with MSBR “Destructive Locomotion (Dedicated to Chizuo Matsumoto)” on Pure. Chizuo Matsumoto was known to the world as Shoko Asahara, the leader of Aum Shinrikyo. This is a noise/true crime episode, in the vein our Murder Series episodes, as we dig into this incredible album as a background to the story of Aum Shinrikyo and Tokyo sarin subway attacks.

Macronympha – Intensive Care

Macronympha deliver one of the definitive American Noise albums with “Intensive Care” on Self Abuse from 1998. We received a letter from Joe Roemer and relay info on the album and Macronympha directly from the source. Primal sound steamrolls the status quo world. Blow out every little sound and submit to total noise.