From Public Bath Records to Public Bath Press, Kato David Hopkins has been flying the flag of Japanese sounds since the 1980s. He’s seen it all… from the very first Masonna shows, to innumerable classic shows at the legendary Bears club. His most recent work is a great book called “Rumors of Noizu: Hijokaidan and the Road to 2nd Damascus” that traces the experimental music scene in Japan leading up to the debut Hijokaidan LP. Get your pen and paper out for another fascinating noise history lesson.
Rhythmic noise puts us squarely in a sci-fi future as we ride the space ways with Sonar’s eponymous debut album. Our minds radiate and we sink into the waters of swampheaven with this CD of head churn electronics. Peek behind the metal doors and witness the medical experiments in progress.
The Pure series enters our ears again in the harshest way possible with Dead Body Love “Maximum Dose.” Mike attempts to turn it down, Tara scolds Mike and won’t let him, and Greh runs his girlfriend out of the room. These are all proper reactions to this slice of 90s Italian noise, courtesy of the most important series in noise.
The ancient world is alive as we discuss “Missing Volume” by the seminal and mysterious Japanese project S·Core. Fire, fog,… Read more S·Core – Missing Volume
We embark on a yearly Halloween tradition as we go deep on Atrax Morgue “Woundfucker,” recorded on Halloween of 1994. An album that has been with all of us for as long as we can remember, “Woundfucker” never fails to affect all of our souls. We relay some of Marco Corbelli’s thoughts via old interviews and dissect what we revere about Atrax Morgue.
Voices from somewhere beyond interrupt our signal as we discuss “The Ghost Orchid – An Introduction to EVP” CD from 1999. Keeping with the Halloween season, we talk ghosts, the unexplained, as well as the history of EVP recording and the main researchers behind the study of this phenomena. Set your dial to a ghost frequency and hear what can be heard.
Halloween season creeps on and we discuss a very fitting album for the autumn atmosphere — “The Curse of the… Read more Megaptera – The Curse of the Scarecrow
We have entered October, the best month of the year, and wanted to do something different to kick off the Halloween season, so we decided to do a special horror movie episode with Black Leather Jesus. Sean, Richard, and the three of us selected some of our horror favorites and had a round robin discussion. Be a fly on the wall for an after-show hang out with noise and movie fanatics.
Also, today (October 7th, 2020) NOISEXTRA have released our first video podcast discussing THE NEW BLOCKADERS for Tusk Festival – it will repeat 12 hours after its initial broadcast for those who missed it!
With the upcoming “Fragmentation” 4 LP set on Hospital Productions, we had the pleasure to chat with Christina Sealey and Rich Oddie of Orphx. We go into their early days of warehouse shows and noise culture. A fascinating look at a pocket of sound experimentation emanating from a small Canadian enclave, Orphx are one of the most unique noise projects of any era.
In part two of our discussion with Dominick Fernow, we get into his first months in Providence, leading up to a pilgrimage to Lowell, MA on Halloween 1999. Before leaving for Providence, Dominick tells a story of attempting to book a show for a noise legend in Madison. Grab a walkman and some noise tapes and come along for some more invaluable noise history.