Shane English returns and brought with him possibly the most obscure album we’ve covered thus far — NSI “M Plays Havoc.” A huge mystery from 1980s France, this self released slice of industrial ambience is shrouded in fog. A friend of Shane’s was able to track down a member of NSI and supplied us with some info and history behind this hidden project.
Break the metal mold with Chop Shop “Steel Plate.” A heavy release in every sense, we explore the sonic sculptures of Scott Konzelmann. Two 10″s and a booklet strapped to a sheet of metal, this is one of the great 90s noise packages. Listen and witness physical sounds through visible sources
Papa Noel crosses our doorstep in the form of the self-titled Kallabris LP. Whip up a holiday cocktail and trudge through the snow to witness the darkly tense strings and low noise being performed in rooms beyond your reach.
KK Null’s “Saishiyu Butshitsu” LP from 1985 was recommended to us and we were all blown away. Brand new to us, this album hits all the right notes. In the moment physical brutality brings us to many different spaces in our brain. KK Null has a widely varied discography, but this LP sits firmly in the land of pure noise. A new favorite for Noisextra.
background and filters it through the early 90s world of RRR and SSS. Bang on an oxygen tank and slide your fingers along piano strings. Penderecki’s Children indeed.
Enter a place of mystery with Grim’s “Folk Music” album from 1986. There’s really no other album like it, and we get wrapped up in its blend of austerity, violence, and pure vision. We go from places of worship to rooms filled with oil drums to the Alps and many more places in between. Throw out all expectations and embrace the world of Grim.
Matt Purse (Oxen, Unsustainable Social Condition) brought us a major noise LP to discuss — the first Hanatarash album on Alchemy. Matt’s love and knowledge of Hanatarash and all of Eye’s work is evident and incredibly exciting. Throw out any regard for your safety, fire up the bulldozer, and plow into this legendary band and album.
The junk orchestra is tuning up as we sift through debris with Ferial Confine “The Full Use of Nothing.” Squeals becomes notes, layers become voices, and chaos becomes ambient. An inspiring chunk of 1980s UK noise, this album leads us out of the mundane into the nothingness of total sound.
A multi format release closes doors that can never open with Vromb’s “Perimetre 3+10” on Ant-Zen. The rhythmic noise hypnosis of this release connects us all to event horizons. Tara attempts translate and dissect the French vocals and discovers a conceptual theme imbedded in this great late ’90s black hole.
Darkness descends on the podcast as we discuss MZ.412 “Malfeitor.” We are thrilled as Nordvargr himself lent his voice to this episode and gave us insight not only into this album, but the project as it was in the late 80s. Crowbar your way into the engine room and stare into the abyss.