In Conversation with Jeph Jerman (Hands To)

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.

Discussing Eric La Casa and Lionel Marchetti with Erik Hoffman (Groundfault)

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.

In Conversation with Sam Rosenthal (Projekt Records)

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.

Chop Shop – Steel Plate

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

MSBR – Destructive Locomotion

A new year should only begin with a classic and that’s what we had searing through the speakers with MSBR “Destructive Locomotion (Dedicated to Chizuo Matsumoto)” on Pure. Chizuo Matsumoto was known to the world as Shoko Asahara, the leader of Aum Shinrikyo. This is a noise/true crime episode, in the vein our Murder Series episodes, as we dig into this incredible album as a background to the story of Aum Shinrikyo and Tokyo sarin subway attacks.

Trashware: Mike Connelly

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.

2021 Year End Wrap-Up

2021 is coming to a close, so it’s time to get into some of our favorite releases of the year. This go around we decided to have a general discussion of our faves rather than a “list.” Here’s to a great year in noise as we look forward to 2022. Noise for life, noise ’til death.