A new year should only begin with a classic and that’s what we had searing through the speakers with MSBR “Destructive Locomotion (Dedicated to Chizuo Matsumoto)” on Pure. Chizuo Matsumoto was known to the world as Shoko Asahara, the leader of Aum Shinrikyo. This is a noise/true crime episode, in the vein our Murder Series episodes, as we dig into this incredible album as a background to the story of Aum Shinrikyo and Tokyo sarin subway attacks.
background and filters it through the early 90s world of RRR and SSS. Bang on an oxygen tank and slide your fingers along piano strings. Penderecki’s Children indeed.
We return to the Pure series to cover Prick Decay’s “Mud Sound for Car Stereos” as recommended by guest Anthony Saunders. Fitting perfectly in the realm of mid ’90s RRR sound, we all wallow in the tape hiss and crudeness provided Prick Decay. In addition, Dylan Nyoukis provided some background info on this CD. How will your milk taste?
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.
Chris Sienko wowed us with the unknown-to-us RRR Taste Test tape series. In the early 90s, RRR made sampler tapes of items in the RRR catalog. They look amazing. They sound amazing. They are amazing. The tapes send us into a discussion of our early noise explorations, including shows at the Fireside Bowl and the mystery of discovering noise in the 90s.
GX Jupitter-Larsen returns, the entire crew plays all formats of “Wind Licked Dirt”, and we discuss all things Haters. Topics include entropy, waves, math, professional wrestling, mail art, SRL, noise and so much more. Get out your pencils and Standard Jupitter-Larsen rulers for another invaluable lesson on the history of noise, direct from the source.