UK industrial history class is in session. Drew McDowall sat down with us for a long candid discussion covering his entire history. For this first of two episodes, Drew tells us about his beginnings in the 70s to falling in with Psychic TV and eventually Coil. It’s an incredible first hand account of the early industrial days. In part 2, we get into Drew joining Coil and go all the way thru to his current solo output.
In the second part of our discussion with Kristian Olsson, we get into Alframania, Kristian’s work under his own name, his writings with “Shock Tilt” and his forthcoming book “Giftnalen”, as well as his thoughts and philosophy on the noise industrial underground. Today’s episode is another great course in the underground …not only for history but also the present and future.
It was a honor to speak with Kristian Olsson to have a very deep discussion on not only his history, but his thoughts and philosophy on the underground. Our talk demanded it to be a two-parter, so for this first part, we go over Kristian’s early days, starting Survival Unit, connecting and working with Blood ov Thee Christ, and the newly announced Survival Unit/Grey Wolves collaboration tape. In next week’s episode, we get into Alfarmania and so much more. These episodes are highly important history lessons and ones that are not to be missed.
For the ExtraNoisextra segment on our patreon, Kristian talks about Kommando RJF and the importance of Roger Karmanik. This 20 minute segment immediately follows the Blood ov Thee Christ story on the patreon feed.
Mike and Tara desperately needed to re-organize their studio, so why not make an episode out of it? Mike and… Read more Studio Reorganization
Joachim Nordwall of Ideal Recordings and previously Börft Records joins us today. We discuss growing up and discovering underground industrial… Read more In Conversation with Joachim Nordwall (Ideal Recordings, Börft Records)
Enter a mysterious realm with the classic Nekrophile Rekords compilation “The Beast 666.” A truly legendary release, we discuss all the details and references with the titles, cover art and more. Assume the entry pose and let the sea of Cefalu wash over your mind’s landscape. “The Beast 666” is one of the great artifacts of the industrial underground.
With the full NWN/Hospital Japan Fest line up announced, we go all in on Thirdorgan, the cyborg of night two. “Jinzonigen” is Thirdorgan’s 1998 LP on Harbinger Sound. We answer the questions posed in the track titles. We prepare for the dystopian future where Hakaider and Loch Ness Monster will lead us to new lands. Thirdorgan is the harshest of them all, and this LP showcases exactly why. Do you believe?
Ron Morelli (L.I.E.S. Records ) joins us today to discuss a different branch of experimental electronics. Ron’s ambient albums are Noisextra favorites. We dig into those, as well as his history in techno, his L.I.E.S. Records label, and his fantastic new album “Heart Stopper.” Ron brings a unique perspective to the underground and it was a blast hanging out and having this discussion.
Continuing with our look at classic albums of the past, we enter a world that is very close to Greh’s heart. Haus Arafna’s “Children of God” is a unique record in their own lane of industrial. Self-called “angst pop,” we get into the structured noise of this long running German project. Tune in for some electronic terrorism.
For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, we discuss the Galakthorrö label and why it is a standout among labels of a similar ilk.
It’s our first episode on a Broken Flag cassette, and Controlled Bleeding “Distress Signals” felt like the appropriate entry to dive into. Controlled Bleeding have always taken their own path, and even this early on, we see glimpses of zones they will enter in the future. This soundtrack for nihilism will rub you raw.