Sunday, October 10, 2010


In Thailand for a while w/ tape recorder. Farming right now, too tired for noise. But everywhere is beautiful sound and I only wish for black metal in Bang Phra.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cult of Reason / Cult of Ruins

Cult of Reason: Repetitions and humidity. There is a gear which turns with a crunching sound, rust scraping together. There is a human who turns the gear at an even rhythm. Sometimes repetition creates an excess residue.

Cult of Ruins: I wrapped my body in brown tape torn from black metal cassettes. I danced the ghost dance to raise the new earth from the old.


Track Listing - (44:00)

1. Cult of Reason (25:36)
2. Cult of Ruins (18:24)

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Sacred Sea of Siberia

In the summer of 1953, Siberian fishermen dredged an ancient transmitter from the floor of Lake Baikal. Prying open its rusted jaws, they discovered a perfectly preserved reel-to-reel recorder. Baffled that the outdated transmitter could contain such state of the art technology, the fishermen agreed to turn the recording over to the authorities. Late that night, a storm blew in from the Arctic, dark clouds slithering along the circuit of the bloodied Angara to empty into the rift that is Siberia's Sacred Sea. The fishing vessel struck and unknown object and began to take on water. The fishermen radioed for help, but received no reply. When it became clear that the storm would not end and that Irkutsk could not hear them, the captain ordered the launch of the lifeboats, which were cast one by one into the bosom of the black water, pale blossoms settling, sinking, swallowed. The captain stayed aboard. He plugged the reel-to-reel recorder into his antenna and transmitted the frail broadcast out through the caustic storm--hadal radio, a message from the bloodied silt of Baikal.

Track Listing - (40:26)

1. The Ballad of Kurbat Ivanov (00:18)
2. I Am Monarch of My Own Skin, I Am The Autosarcophagist (03:02)
3. Sacred Sea, Part 1 (02:32)
4. Hadal Radio (05:50)
5. Phantom Loop (00:12)
6. Cry Like a Man (01:39)
7. Benthos (00:04)
8. The Execution of Aleksandr Vasiliyevich Kolchak (01:54)
9. National Front (feat. Boro Majstorovic) (03:29)
10. Field Recording, Location Unknown, 1995 (00:57)
11. Blood in the Angara (00:39)
12. Sacred Sea, Part 2 (01:01)
13. The Noble March of Transbaikalia (00:47)
14. Hotax (02:20)
15. Field Recording, Irkutsk, 1953 (00:31)
16. Hair Removal Fluid for Legs, Genitals and Skull (02:06)
17. Golomyanka (00:58)
18. Field Recording, Eureka California, Date Unknown (01:11)
19. If I Had My Way, I'd Burn This Building Down (10:56)



Things are spread out over vast distances, large stretches of time.
I gather together the shards into a single, white light.

City of Rats
Dry Hair
Family Throat
Fountain of Youth
The Demon Star
the snapping of whips, the whipping of flags
The Soviet Children's Choir Sings for the World

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Family Throat

Track Listing:

1. destroy every vestige of the oligarchy as you would uproot a rotten tooth (1:55)
2. Spreadeagle (1:56)
3. Conservative Youth Brigade (0:05)
4. Songs of Health (0:22)
5. no law that has to resort to arms to be fulfilled by a people can be called a law (2:12)
6. 255 (0:17)
7. I Live for Jesus (1:50)
8. Corvette Club (0:16)
9. Power Stallion, Ride! (0:55)
10. Songs of Fertility (1:21)
11. High Sparks (2:20)
12. Shitsynth for Rage Addicts (0:21)
13. Songs of Battle (0:12)
14. Lameass Jesus (6:27)
15. Songs of Worship (2:53)
16. Songs of Death (1:21)
17. Pink Stumps (3:18)
18. 232 (0:18)


This album is out-of-sync VHS in the living room, plastic chairs and waxy tablecloths at the company barbecue. It will introduce you to the friends of parents who become silhouettes in memory. The spastic, fat children of distant relatives.

The only thing left on the plate is a chicken breast, pale pink. Its grease is soaking through the paper. You put your nose to the chicken, within an inch of it so that you can feel the grease on your own skin gravitate. This is the law of prurience. You sniff deeply.

People that own boats but never use them.

Photographs of families who died on crashing planes.

The NES cartridge that worked one in ten times, and then stopped working for good.

Friday, June 19, 2009

City of Rats

Track Listing:

1.Torches in the Swamp (07:31)
2. we have built a machine that feeds on the skin of the face and which seals all the orifices of one’s body with surgical precision (01:04)
3. their identity papers burst into bloom, displaying delicate petals of pink, gold, and white (02:45)
4. White Kids in Hollywood (02:25)
5. City of Rats (01:25)
6. the skull which is a mouth and drinks deeply (09:37)


Finally a new release. I have been busy with the end of the semester and the new full-time working schedule. But the work has not been entirely unproductive, as my various interviews have provided good tape stock to draw from.


The politics of a culture are never separate from the aesthetics of its terror. America has its second identity, buried in the silence between intentional sounds. You can see it sometimes in the nuanced body language of a shopper or a tourist. Or, of course, when you come across an abandoned mine in the forest. But the auditory aspect is harder to grasp. I find that I come closest when the microphone makes contact with the object, and when the space between words is amplified. There is also a special kind of meditation in sifting through the terrible things which we obsessively document and record: the voices of serial killers, of pilots on a crashing plane, the dry-tongued press conferences discussing such disasters. There is a way to get at the layer of nightmare. To translate it, though vaguely.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Fountain of Youth

Track Listing:

1. wriggle, little perisher (10:23)
2. Ponce de León (04:56)
3. Hispaniola (09:29)


I think the theme is pretty apparent. I don't even remember a lot of the sources I used for this. Everything from the Crystal Palace recordings to Napalm Death.

Enjoy Enjoy.