We got excited and recorded another episode this week. It’s our first repeat artist as we discuss the seminal “King of Noise” album by Hijokaidan, which was recently reissued by Fantastique. Things get piercing and sharp as we celebrate this record. We also discuss the possibility of cooking a pizza on Greh’s speakers using the sounds Hijokaidan. We know who’s noise kingdom we’d want to be serfs in.
It’s our first foray into RRR’s Pure series as we head over to France for Zone Nord’s “Roferon A” album. We get down in the dirt with this obscure project, discuss early experiences calling RRRecords, and Tara espouses some noise show wisdom.
It’s finally here, our first Skin Crime episode, after mentioning the project nearly every episode prior. Barbed wire, thumbtacks and fire all play a vital role in this week’s episode as we not only discuss Skin Crime’s “King of the Deathmatch” cassette, but also dig into the actual King of the Death Match and related wrestling matches. We dive onto a bed of nails, choke slam each other into thousands of thumbtacks and ascend the ladder in the middle of the ring to achieve the highest honor of becoming King of the Deathmatch. Never stay down, always kick out.
This week we take a little sidestep into one of the many tentacles of noise as we discuss industrial dark ambient project Inade and their “Burning Flesh” cassette from 1993. We embark a meditative trip through the gates of death, hear about Greh seeing Inade live and fall into the black water well that is this fantastic tape.
This week Greh, Mike and Tara discuss “Dark Market Broadcast” by legendary artist John Duncan. We cover this magnificent album,… Read more John Duncan – Dark Market Broadcast
GX Jupitter-Larsen returns, the entire crew plays all formats of “Wind Licked Dirt”, and we discuss all things Haters. Topics include entropy, waves, math, professional wrestling, mail art, SRL, noise and so much more. Get out your pencils and Standard Jupitter-Larsen rulers for another invaluable lesson on the history of noise, direct from the source.
This week Greh and Mike head back in time and over to Italy to discuss MB’s “Mectpyo Bakterium.” There are also some new additions to the podcast that include a segment covering recent listens that will kick off each episode, as well as a new member of the on air squad — Research Assistant Tara Connelly. The trio discuss listening to MB late at night and in the dark, waves of sound heading into oblivion, and oil spreading atmosphere. Turn on a night light and dig in.
This week Greh and Mike sit down with Pat O’Neil and Mark Jameson, aka SKIN CRIME. We listened to the legendary compilation CD “Music Should Hurt” on Pat’s own Self Abuse label. We cover many classic ’90s noise bands from all over the globe, what it was like to put together a comp in the pre-internet age, running a noise label in the 90s, and a ton more. This won’t hurt one little bit.
Mike and Greh got together to listen to Richard Ramirez’ 1997 CD “Memorial” on the Praxis Dr. Bearmann label from Germany. It’s a somber affair, dedicated to Richard’s friend Kevin Ogg who passed away the year prior.
GX Jupitter-Larsen of the Haters came over and we listened to “Live in Khabarvosk, CCCP” which has two recordings taken from a Russian jazz festival in 1988. Discussion of the sound is dispensed with quickly and G.X. provides many anecdotes and pieces of Merzbow, Haters and noise culture history.