It was an incredible honor to have a discussion with Francisco Lopez. One of the pioneers of environmental recording, Lopez has traversed many states of sound and he fills us in on his entire history. We get into his technique, process, and thoughts behind his work. A truly unique individual and an inspiration to countless artists, Francisco lets us all in to his hidden world.
month, we focus on Dave’s work in this realm. He fills us in on his travels, what drew him to recording insects, and his process of doing so. Of course, we also get into other aspects of his work like Fear of God, Ohne, and Schimpfluch-Gruppe. What are the insects telling us?
Jeph Jerman of Hands To/City of Worms/Big Body Parts and so much more joins us for an in depth discussion of his entire work. Jeph has been going since the early 80s and we get into everything from his use of field recordings, made up words, and philosophy on listening. Another engrossing noise history lesson is in session — be sure to bring a tape recorder to capture all sounds.
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.
We were thrilled to have Sam Rosenthal of Projekt Records, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, and more join us to head down atmospheric dark ambient branches. Sam has been operating since the early 80s and shares his thoughts on his own work, the artists that were part of the label, and how the music landscape has changed. An insightful history shadowy world of Projekt Records.
Inquiries concerning running a label, favorite releases, show memories and more. Thank you to everyone who participated.
You knew it had to happen sometime. That time is now. Greh cornered Mike and asked him all sorts of stuff. Guitar? Check. Death Metal pedal? Check. Air organ? Check. Vocals? Check. And of course we talk his latest evolution of Failing Lights, working with Tara in Yellow Gas Flames, how Clay Rendering has influenced his solo work, and what it’s like to operate the Los Angeles Serial Killer Synthesizer Club.
We were delighted to have Nigel Ayers of Nocturnal Emissions join us for a fascinating discussion. To celebrate the release of the new book “Electronic Resistance”, Nigel took us back to the early days of industrial culture through the lens of Nocturnal Emissions. We get into working with MB and SPK, early mail art contacts, and how NE’s approach evolved throughout the years. Another mandatory history lesson is now in session.
All Hallows’ Eve approaches and the Specter rises to let us into the shadow kingdom of Old Tower. We had an enchanting discussion on his process and philosophy, going from Old Tower’s beginnings to the new album “The Old King of Witches.” Build a twilight world and tear apart the fabric of reality. Let the cauldron spill over.
October has crept in, and we begin the month by speaking with Subklinik, aka Chad Davis. Subklinik has been wandering the landscapes of death industrial for over two decades and let us in to his world and process. We get into his early days, working with Marco Corbelli, his relationship with death, and much more in this captivating discussion.