Various Artists – Noise Forest

We are too excited for Japan so we delve into a classic comp that emanated out of Osaka — “Noise Forest.” A truly mandatory CD, “Noise Forest” brings together a powerhouse of early 90s Japanese noise stalwarts such as Merzbow, Masonna, CCCC, Mode Bruits and more. Traverse with us and get lost on the “Noise Forest.”

For the ExtraNOISEXTRA segment on the patreon, we go over multiple versions and sessions of Merzbow “Travelling” that was released by Slowdown Records.

Various Artists – Good Alchemy Video

It’s time for another legendary noise VHS viewing with “Good Alchemy Video.” A mandatory visual document, we get classic footage of Masonna, Incapacitants, Merzbow, Solmania, and Hijokaidan. The explosive excitement of these performances infect us and anyone who pops this in their VCR. Adjust your tracking and prepare for the glory of noise.

Kingdom of Noise: Japanese Noise Selection

An absolute classic VHS called for our first in-person episode in a long time as we all got together to watch “Kingdom of Noise: Japanese Noise Selection.” Truly mandatory viewing for everyone, it was great to revisit as these clips were some of the first noise visuals we saw back in the 90s. This tape is a perfect showcase of the breadth of Japanese noise featuring Masonna, Merzbow, Seed Mouth, Incapacitants, and much more. A mandatory look into extreme history.

Hijokaidan – Ferocity of Practical Life

One last duo session to settle into the new mode, Greh and Mike been preparing for the Hospital fest in LA and since Junko is performing solo we figured we’d pop on 1996’s “Ferocity of Practical Life” 10″ by noise legends Hijokaidan, one of the longest running acts around. All-star lineup this time around, with classics Jojo and Junko Hiroshige, Toshiji Mikawa and Fumio Kosakai (Incapacitants) and Masami Akita! NOISE!