In Conversation with Paul “Bee” Hampshire

From providing homemade Manson shirts to John Balance and David Tibet to buzzing around the Psychic TV world to narrating Genesis P-Orridge’s autobiography, Paul “Bee” Hampshire has been all around the world, heavily within the UK industrial scene. Bee tells us his life story, which includes briefly being a pop star in Japan as well as working at an early 80s fetish club, and gives a cool different history of the strange world of the 80s and 90s.

Synth Clean and Repair

Mike and Tara were having massive problems with their Sequential Circuits Six Trak synth. Greh came over to repair it and record an episode while doing it. Lo and behold, when Greh arrived, the synth decided to start working again. Still, Greh takes us through opening and cleaning the Six Trak and gives plenty of advice on how to maintain a synth. It’s another episode in the vein of “Studio Reorganization.”

In Conversation with Dan Burke (Illusion of Safety)

Illusion of Safety is one of the longest running projects in the industrial noise underground, and Dan Burke was cool enough to sit down with us and go over his entire history. From seeing the final Throbbing Gristle show in San Francisco, to creating the IOS world with all its collaborators, Dan has stories and insight for days. It’s another mandatory history lesson on Noisextra.

In Conversation with James P. Keeler (Wilt)

We had a great discussion with James Keeler of Wilt, celebrating his 25 years in the underground. James goes into his early days in rural Illinois, the beginnings of Wilt, putting together the classic “Radio 1940,” and plenty more. We were excited to hear about his themes, use of instruments and non instruments, and how it’s translated to the live setting. Turn on your short wave radio and tune in.|

Aube – Purification to Numbness

After a slew of interviews (with plenty more to come), we head back to our goal of covering every CD on Pure with Aube “Purification to Numbness.” The single source landscape of Aube hit is harsh way on this album. We also discuss the “Luminescence” VHS, and Greh talks about seeing him live in 2001. Aube forever.

In Conversation with Drew McDowall (part 2)

It’s the second part of our talk with Drew McDowall and we discuss joining Coil and the albums he helped create and finish with his recent solo work. Drew provides fantastic insight about the creation of these classic albums and describes some of the process of curating his solo box set. Another great first-hand industrial history lesson!

In Conversation with Drew McDowall (part 1)

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 Conversation with Kristian Olsson (part 2)

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.