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.
With us this week is John Wiese to talk about the 1990 Merzbow CD Cloud Cock OO Grand. This marks a new era for Merzbow, the first of many CDs and the direction we’d see in the ’90s. I told John about this podcast when it was just an idea, and we’re happy to have him here for what is certainly not his last episode.
Some late ’80s Merzbow here, selected by Grant Richardson (GNAWED) who stopped by while on tour, and as usual I can’t seem to keep Mike Connelly away from these listening sessions. Sewers, shipping containers, forklifts and orchestral composition are a few of the items on hand as we descend into the junk cavern.