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.
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.
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.
We are celebrating Masonna’s birthday with a bonus episode on the man from whom we took our podcast name. We shred our ears with the “Astro Harshtronism” 8” on Anti Music. Which color vinyl does Greh have? What is a quark? Are the Connellys ever seen without one another? The answers to all these things and more are contained within. Happy Birthday, Masonna! Thank you for all the noise.