Through the advent of teleportation technology, Chris Sienko returns to Noisextra and we all go the farthest back in time yet with Robert Ashley’s “The Wolfman.” Sienko lays down some serious information. “The Wolfman” is an absolute precursor to noise as we know it, and we dig our claws into this destructive piece of sound as well as Ashley’s work in the 1980s. Noise history lesson is in session.
It is time for another entry in the Pure series as we dig into one of the more obscure titles under the Pure banner in the form of Rend “Proberta Gerber.” We were able to get in touch with Sean, the man behind Rend, and he provided us with some great information not only on this CD, but also on his work with the Plague in Perspective label. No time like now to dig deep and get washed away by Rend.
Jonathan Canady of Deathpile, Dead World, Blunt Force Trauma and so much more joins us to discuss a milestone in the world of noise and industrial—“Information Overload Unit” by SPK. Jonathan came prepared to go deep on all aspects of this album. In addition, we talk about Jonathan’s time working for Relapse as well as his early days of sound making. The overload has begun.
Noise ambient plague sounds take hold as we discuss Gruntsplatter’s “Pest Maiden” from 1999 on Troniks. “Pest Maiden” exists in 3 forms, a two song 7”, a limited cassette, and a CD which features the complete picture. We go deep into the CD and it’s many references to the plague. Rounding out this episode, not only did we talk with Scott Candey, the man behind Gruntsplatter, but we also interviewed Jonathan Canady (Deathpile, Blunt Force Trauma) and Phil Blankenship (Troniks, The Cherry Point) to discuss working with Scott and their relationship to his work.
We head back to the 1980s and get completely knocked out by Contagious Orgasm’s “Confession of Mannequin” on SSSM. An incredibly unique band in the noise/industrial/experimental underground, Contagious Orgasm’s second release is gives us a lot of sounds and images that will continue throughout their decades of work. Not only is the tape a stunner, the packaging is a true ’80s cassette culture artifact. Join us and walk through the surreal world of sound created by Contagious Orgasm.
We are joined by Ryan Martin of Dais Records, Robert & Leopold & Copley Medal to discuss Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck’s “Asshole/Snail Dilemma.” Ryan is writing a book on R&G and the entire Schimpfluch Gruppe, so we couldn’t have had a better person to dig into this album. We cover the early days as well as the era that this CD is a part of. Pull up a plate of spaghetti and wash your brains with Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck.
The time has come for us to take on one of the greatest works of the 20th century, Con-Dom’s “The Eighth Pillar : A Confession Of Faith.” We dive deep, not only into the album and the work of Mike Dando, but also into the life of the man that inspired the album, T.E. Lawrence, as well as his monumental book “The Seven Pillars of Wisdom.” Let us walk in the way of insight.
G.X. Jupitter-Larsen returns for a third time to discuss the work of Manon Anne Gillis, and specifically her album “Euragine.” He gives insight to her art and performances, as well as his collaboration with her. We are all thrilled to walk around in the sonic world that Anne Gillis creates. The
We’re back in Pure-land and back in Italy for Murder Corporation’s “New Crimes” CD. Culled from an insanely limited 8 tape box set, the CD represents a perfectly distilled version of a staggering piece of work. Moreno Daldosso, the man behind Murder Corporation, was kind enough to answers some questions that we sent him, and we relay his answers throughout the episode. Open the vents and let the death wind in.
David Reed of Envenomist joins is to discuss “Cold Summer” by Mick Harris’s void ambient project Lull. We go many places with this hauntingly staggering album, from the artificial jungle to the sanctum just out of reach. David also discusses some of his recent work, as well as his early days getting into noise. Find your isolation shelter and fall slowly into Lull.