More Questions? More Answers!

We wanted to do one more episode before heading across the ocean, so we answered more listener questions. Japanese noise, Cold Meat Industry, sample gathering and much more are discussed today.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, we answer more questions for about 20 extra minutes.

In Conversation with The Hearing Trumpet

The Hearing Trumpet was one of the most important noise bands for Greh’s entry into the underground and we got a chance to talk with Dave and Greg, the duo that is the Hearing Trumpet. They provide a fascinating history of 80s and 90s noise in Michigan with a ton of great stories. One can tell immediately the connection these two have and the conversion is infectious. Book a show, set up, and leave.

Noise Ephemera

Greh began organizing his noise fliers, postcards, stickers, and more so we got together to go thru his collection. We talk about ways to archive and store these items, and the importance of keeping noise ephemera. In addition, we have a pretty extensive recent listening section.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, we posted a video of going through some of Greh’s items, some that are mentioned on the episode and some exclusive to the video.

Noise New Year

Happy Noise New Year to all! To kick off the year, we wanted to do a loose check in episode going over some recent listening, reading and watching before we get into 2024 full swing. Wipe the hangover from your brain and welcome another year of noise.

Behind the Green Door

We go back in time to when Greh lived in and ran his loft venue the Green Door in Detroit. Greh gives us his history moving in and deciding to host many noise shows. We get into some of the madness, some of the idiocy and some of the greatness of the Green Door. Don’t lock your car doors, that way you don’t have to clean up the broken window.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment, we are including a couple recordings made at the Green Door — Bloodyminded “Live Behind the Green Door” and a track from Aaron Dilloway.

In Conversation with Skin Crime

Noise History class is underway with a full-to-the-brim episode focusing on the Skin Crime s/t LP on Hospital Productions from 2003. We had a conversation looking back on this time with Pat, and appropriately (as you’ll hear), Mark jumps on out of nowhere near the end. We talked with Dominick leading up to the episode and insert his recollections and thoughts on releasing the very first Hospital LP throughout. Part “in conversation,” part “audio documentary,” all SKIN CRIME.

For the ExtraNOISEXTRA segment on the patreon, we hear a lot more background from Dominick including Peter Lee’s involvement, the idea behind the center labels, and a story of laying out the LP with his teacher. This segment immediately follows the regular episode on the patreon feed.

In Conversation with Andy Ortmann (Panicsville, Nihilist Recordings)

We had a great time catching up with our old friend Andy Ortmann of Panicsville and Nihilist Recordings. Andy has been doing it since 1992 with no signs of stopping. From his beginnings in St. Louis to relocating to Chicago, we go into his entire noise history. Ortmann has worked with innumerable artists and his passion for the underground has never wavered. Head thru a portal to the outer limits and forget about the return.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, Mike pulls out a compilation VHS that Andy made for Mike over 20 years ago. We go through the entire contents and have a blast heading down VHS memory lane.

In Conversation with Ross Tregenza (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre video game, Cyberpunk 2077)

Video game composer and sound designer Ross Tregenza joins us to discuss the process of creating all the sounds for the new Texas Chain Saw Massacre video game and maintaining a faithful atmosphere to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 film. Tregenza’s soundtrack plays separately from the game as an excellent dark ambient album rich in tension. We discuss how he got into the industry, his work for Cyberpunk 2077, varying levels of chicken agitation and composing for games in general.

For the ExtraNOISEXTRA segment, Ross talks about his favorite video games and horror movies.

In Conversation with Lasse Marhaug

Up in the Arctic Circle sits Lasse Marhaug, a prominent figure in the noise underground since the early 90s. Lasse joins us to dissect his history, from metal and grindcore tape trading to discovering noise to connecting with noiseheads all over the world. Pack your bags for the Northern-most reaches and gear up for another ice cold noise history lesson.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, Lasse talks film and tea. This 15 minute segment is near the end of episode on the patreon feed.

In Conversation with Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Comets on Fire)

Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance joins us for a great talk on a different branch of the underground. Six Organs has provided some incredible outer folk and expansive guitar work since the 90s. His newest album “Sleep Tones” is a full on double LP or pure ambient just released on VDSQ. Chasny has also worked closely with David Tibet, from being in the live Current 93 line up to handling some guitar on the magnificent “The Light is Leaving Us All.”

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, we’ve included one side of the “Sleep Tones” album. This selection comes right after the interview to send you to the dream side.