Noise Mailorder Catalogs

The three of us got together to go through some 90s mailorder catalogs. We sift through catalogs from three classic distros: Malignant, Artware, and RRR. Comparing and contrasting the differences among them made for a lively noise discussion. Head back in time via invaluable printed matter.

In Conversation with Andy Ortmann (Panicsville, Nihilist Recordings)

We had a great time catching up with our old friend Andy Ortmann of Panicsville and Nihilist Recordings. Andy has been doing it since 1992 with no signs of stopping. From his beginnings in St. Louis to relocating to Chicago, we go into his entire noise history. Ortmann has worked with innumerable artists and his passion for the underground has never wavered. Head thru a portal to the outer limits and forget about the return.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, Mike pulls out a compilation VHS that Andy made for Mike over 20 years ago. We go through the entire contents and have a blast heading down VHS memory lane.

In Conversation with Ross Tregenza (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre video game, Cyberpunk 2077)

Video game composer and sound designer Ross Tregenza joins us to discuss the process of creating all the sounds for the new Texas Chain Saw Massacre video game and maintaining a faithful atmosphere to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 film. Tregenza’s soundtrack plays separately from the game as an excellent dark ambient album rich in tension. We discuss how he got into the industry, his work for Cyberpunk 2077, varying levels of chicken agitation and composing for games in general.

For the ExtraNOISEXTRA segment, Ross talks about his favorite video games and horror movies.

Atrax Morgue – Death-Orgasm Connector

he annual Atrax Morgue episode has arrived. This year, we place a bag over our heads with “Death-Orgasm Connector.” A CD from 2003, this album distills the greatness of Atrax Morgue into 10 of his most potent tracks. It’s never a bad time to listen to Atrax Morgue, but the end of October is truly the perfect atmosphere for “Death-Orgasm Connector. The game is closed. Marco Corbelli forever.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon we each chose an Italian horror movie to dissect, as is our Atrax episode tradition. This segment is over 30 minutes.

The Last House on Dead End Street (with Adam Higgins of Vombis)

October screamed for an episode on a soundtrack and a movie, and we landed on the hate-filled nihilism of “the Last House on Dead End Street.” In the first part of the episode, we talk to Adam Higgins who released the soundtrack on LP. He tells us how the record came together and how he figured out where all the tracks came from. After he heads back to work, we get into the movie itself. It is very appropriate listening and watching for the darkest month.

In Conversation with Lasse Marhaug

Up in the Arctic Circle sits Lasse Marhaug, a prominent figure in the noise underground since the early 90s. Lasse joins us to dissect his history, from metal and grindcore tape trading to discovering noise to connecting with noiseheads all over the world. Pack your bags for the Northern-most reaches and gear up for another ice cold noise history lesson.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, Lasse talks film and tea. This 15 minute segment is near the end of episode on the patreon feed.

Inanna – Storm I-III

October is here and we start off the dark month with a look to the distant past as we discuss Inanna “Storm I-III” on Old Europa Cafe from 1993. Pieces and movements that evoke the inner space of other times, this CD will set the tone to finish out the year.

On the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patron, we get into the story of the goddess Inanna and her erotic, warlike presence. This segment immediately follows the regular episode on the patreon feed.

In Conversation with Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Comets on Fire)

Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance joins us for a great talk on a different branch of the underground. Six Organs has provided some incredible outer folk and expansive guitar work since the 90s. His newest album “Sleep Tones” is a full on double LP or pure ambient just released on VDSQ. Chasny has also worked closely with David Tibet, from being in the live Current 93 line up to handling some guitar on the magnificent “The Light is Leaving Us All.”

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the patreon, we’ve included one side of the “Sleep Tones” album. This selection comes right after the interview to send you to the dream side.