- August 1st, 2011
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QuantumNoise — on hiatus for the time being — was a web-radio program I hosted every Monday, 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (eastern), on killer Asheville Free Media.
This evening’s program is truly a special one. My good pal John Cellura — owner of Cleveland’s Bent Crayon, far and away the best specialty record store for underground sounds in all of the United States – joins me in-studio to play jams and chat about all kinds of stuff. Together, we unleash a fairly schizoid set.
Cellura and I open with a piece from Jonas Broberg’s Kling Klang Salad cassette, a bizarre slice of DIY electronics originally released on Konduktör Rekords back in 1985. After that come two creepily punishing tracks courtesy of Failing Lights (a.k.a. Mike Connelly of Hair Police / Wolf Eyes) and the Bristol, U.K. duo Emptyset, respectively. Released last spring on the Subtext imprint, Emptyset’s Demiurge album is an absolutely brutal marriage of neo-dubstep bass wallop and hyper-minimal rhythmic noise.
Towards the end of the evening, we shift from electronic beats to hard-raging rockers. These include new cuts each from The Men (the toast of the Sacred Bones scene) and Baltimore art-punks Ed Shrader’s Music Beat (who put on one hell of a live show). We then close out with some dirty-ass Aussie punk by way of Fungus Brains (Load Records having recently reissued their 1983 full-length Ron Pistos Real World) and Sick Things. Both groups, by the way, were co-founded by legendary guitarist Mick Turner, who would go onto to form the Dirty Three.
Here’s the playlist for 08.01.2011.