In Conversation with JG Thirlwell

JG Thirlwell was cool enough to to sit down with us for a deep look into his world of sound. Thirlwell has worked with everyone form Steven Stapleton and Coil to scoring “The Venture Brothers” and “Archer” television shows, not to mention his own hefty discography as Foetus, Steroid Maximus, Xordox and so much more. It was incredible to hear stories from his entire history as well as what’s being planned for the future. Prepare to enter Pigdom Come.

In Conversation with Zoe DeWitt (Zero Kama, Korpses Katatonik, Nekrophile Rekords)

Zoe DeWitt is a bona fide legend of industrial culture and ritual underground. We were thrilled for Zoe to sit down with us to discuss the entire history of Nekrofile Records and her projects Korpses Katatonik and Zero Kama. We get into many aspects of her work, from musical output to fashioning instruments out of human bones to her work within the occult and much more.

In Conversation with Rat Bastard (To Live and Shave in LA, Laundry Room Squelchers, Scraping Teeth)

Ever wonder what it was like to hang out with the one and only Rat Bastard? Today’s episode will be allow you to find out as we had a fantastic talk with Rat and get into his early days in Florida to his time in To Live and Shave in LA and of course the Laundry Room Squelchers. Rat has stories for days, from running a studio, to wild times at Churchill’s and much more. Rat Bastard has never slept and neither should you.

In Conversation with Bill Orcutt (Harry Pussy)

Bill Orcutt of Harry Pussy joins us today for a great historical discussion on a different branch of noise. In the 90s along with bands like To Live and Shave in LA and Laundry Room Squelchers, Harry Pussy tore apart all semblance of good taste and set proper foundations ablaze. Miami in the ’90s was a wild place and Orcutt was right in the middle. We also get into his return to sound and his current work. What was music?

In Conversation with John Duncan (part 1)

In the first of two episodes, John Duncan sat down with us for a riveting conversation about his early days in Los Angeles to his mid-80s period living in Japan. We discuss multiple events and works staged in both locations, from Scare to Radio Code to his work in pornography and much more. Next week’s episode will focus on his time in Amsterdam and Italy to his current work. Another mandatory history lesson is now in session.

In Conversation with Jim O’Rourke (Fenn O’Berg, Sonic Youth, Gastr del Sol)

Jim O’Rourke takes a journey through his deep history with us and we were absolutely thrilled. We get into 1980s Chicago, setting up shows for Merzbow and Zoviet France, the cassette culture network, working and living in Europe with John Duncan and Christoph Heemann, and so much more. Jim has more stories than most people have had days, so sit back for a first hand historical account of the underground world.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the Patreon, we have a great talk on Jim’s history with and love of film.

Incredibly Strange Records with Mitchell Brown

It’s time another “roots of noise” episode as we went to Mitchell Brown’s (Gasp, Points of Friction) place to learn more about the world of “incredibly strange records” from the 50s and 60s. From delay drenched novelty records to recordings of earthquakes to recordings of insects to equipment test records, Mitchell is an expert in this arena. For this one, we play some examples of these records and react to them in the moment. Make sure your stereo is calibrated and dig in.

In Conversation with Fennesz

Christian Fennesz joins us today for a fantastic discussion. It’s the 25th anniversary of his first album “Hotel Paral.lel” so we take a look back at those early days, from meeting Peter Rehberg and how radical using a computer was, to his recent work and what it’s like being back in a bedroom studio. We were very grateful to get to talk to Fennesz and get a perspective from one of the stalwarts of Mego and 90s experimental computer sound.