INTERVIEW with John Gore of Cohort Records, ‘kirchenkampf’, etc.

John Gore

John Gore

AUTOreverse #14, summer 2011
John Gore
Cohort Records
‘kirchenkampf’
interviewed by
Ian C Stewart

John, thanks for answering a few questions. Let’s start with that old chestnut, influences. Who are your biggest musical influences and why?
If you mean who do I think I want to sound like, that depends on when the release came out. My style has changed a couple of times since I started in 1986.

My earliest experiences with electronic music were Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze. I was crazy about anything with synthesizers in it.
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INTERVIEW with Daniel Prendiville

Daniel Prendiville

Daniel Prendiville

AUTOreverse #14, summer 2011
Daniel Prendiville
interviewed by
Ian C Stewart

SO……DID YOU MISS AUTOreverse?
I did for sure. It was a real eye-opener for me. I had no real idea what was going on in the underground scene. Didn’t even know there was one, to be honest. AUTOreverse was always highly entertaining and provocative. Down in the main to your own personality…
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INTERVIEW with Jeremy Gluck

Jeremy Gluck

Jeremy Gluck

AUTOreverse #14, summer 2011
Jeremy Gluck
interview by
Ian C Stewart

Let’s start by talking about your musical influences. Who are your biggest influences and why? Who were your early musical influences?
My primary musical influences are actually quite orthodox and considering the character of my electronica tend not to fall into the more predictable categories. This is also because a lot my work expresses a part of myself that I live with but not always from. I grew up with rock music and with rock music I remain, especially Paul Westerberg and Van Morrison. I adore The Beach Boys, The Who, The Stooges, early Bowie, The Smiths and Morrissey. I love cheesy country and trucking music, but also Blue Oyster Cult and The Beatles. However, I enjoy electronic music, usually ambient, and also primo American punk, such as Husker Du and Ramones.

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INTERVIEW with Carrie Hodges aka Auzel

Carrie Hodges

Carrie Hodges

AUTOreverse #14, summer 2011
Carrie Hodges aka
Auzel
interviewed by
Ian C Stewart 

HOW/WHERE/WHEN WAS OLD RECORDED?
Old was recorded when I was young, in various ways and places, from 1991 to 2003.  I was 18 when we recorded the two earliest songs on Chris [Reider]’s crappy second-hand 4 track. We were living with my parents at the time, in a claustrophobic little room. Life kind of sucked. But that was 20 years ago, and I don’t remember much other than being incredibly self-conscious. When Chris had me improvise some singing over a track of his guitar playing, it was nearly impossible for me, and I was practically crying by the end. For the other early song, he and I sang into each other’s mouths. I can only describe it as a kissing didgeridoo. The feeling of the vibrations is what I remember.

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INTERVIEW with Dave Fuglewicz

Dave Fuglewicz

Dave Fuglewicz

AUTOreverse #14, summer 2011
Dave Fuglewicz
interviewed by
Ian C Stewart 

Let’s talk about your musical influences. Who are your biggest influences and why? Who were your early musical influences?
I would have to list Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze’s work of the 1970’s as major influences and a lot of the progressive rock movement of those days. Jimi Hendrix was and is a big influence of my musical direction. That may not be obvious since he was a guitarist, but in the sense of a philosophy of music that is free, experimental and willing to take chances.

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PODCAST: AUTOreverse Podcast 8

 

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AUTOreverse PODCAST NUMBER 8
August 20, 2011

0. Ian C Stewart – “AUTOreverse Theme”
1. Auzel – “She Turned Into The Dog” from OLD
2. Knitting By Twilight – “Biddeford Pool” from WEATHERING
3. Devilcake – “Salad Bar Man” from EATING THE GOSPEL
4. Jon 7 – “Sunset” from LIGHT AREAS
5. Aric and the Episodes – “Boy Crazy” from I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN ALL ALONG
6. Wendell K – “Steam (20:8 Remix)”
7. Dino DiMuro – “My Name Is Print” from OUTTAKES UNIVERSE
8. Translucent Mirror – “Flow Of Life Interrupted” from FUZZY LANDSCAPES
9. Evan Peta – “All My Lovin'” from ZEN BY DEFAULT
10. Anixas – “Zectec 117” from ZECTEC
11. Love Calvin – “Green Pea Soup” from WHAT’S LEFT, VOL. 4
12. C. Reider -“We Will Make You Whole” from OWNING EXTINCTIONS
13. Crippling Deficincey “These Tools Are Pretty Helpfull, Especially The Cry Editor (excerpt)” from I AM TERROR’S SNOOTINESS
14. Ray Carmen “Little Angel” from OLD SCHOOL OLD FOOL
15. Just John – “Huminor” from THE OLD DOUBLE MELMAN
16. Distant Trains – “Sketches” from CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SUICIDE
17. Bat Lenny – “These Fragile Thoughts” from SHADOWLAND
18. Todd Skaggs – “Hemidemisemiquaver” from IN THE TEMPLE OF THE BUTCHERED COW
19. Next Big Thing – “Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand” from NBT-4-CNP
20. Russ Stedman – “Heavy Ketchup” from WHY KILL YOURSELF? (1987)
21. Ian C Stewart – “Trail Mix” from ALPHABETICAL FOOD ODYSSEY
http://iancstewart.podomatic.com/entry/2011-08-20T10_20_33-07_00

NEWS: Dave Stafford – “The Haunting” now available

today is the day, august 17, 2011, worldwide release of “the haunting”, brand new ambient album from dave stafford – available now. the link is the album download, but you can also hear samples on the dave stafford discography page at www.pureambient.com, or download individual tracks via the pureambient store.

INTERVIEW: PBK interviewed by C. Reider

AUTOreverse #14, Summer 2011
PBK
aka Phillip Klingler
interviewed by
C. Reider 

First of all, congratulations on your twenty-five year anniversary!  Twenty-five years is a long time to be doing anything, and I think you’ve been consistent and principled in pursuing realizations of your ideas, and deserve a lot of credit for that. Considering the occasion, I think it’s probably appropriate to start with something retrospective. Why don’t you tell me about the beginnings of your work with sound, and your first experiences with noise music?

Thanks for the kind words, Chris. I never think about things like that too much, although it’s nice that you said them, coming from you it’s quite a compliment! I do sometimes enjoy telling people how long I’ve been following my creative compulsions, it has it’s own absurd impact.

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NEWS: Love Calvin – What’s Left, Vol. 4 – available now

Love Calvin - What's Left, Volume Four

Love Calvin - What's Left, Volume Four

Love Calvin  – “What’s Left, Volume Four,” now available for free download. These songs were done in 1989, around the same time as the album “Portrait Of Flesh.”

GET IT HERE.
http://www.lovecalvin.com/whats-left.html

LIKE IT HERE.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Love-Calvin/132883900139166

REVIEW: The Mighty Accelerator – “Soccer Mom” EP, 2011

The Mighty Accelerator - Soccer Mom EP

The Mighty Accelerator - Soccer Mom EP


THE MIGHTY ACCELERATOR
Soccer Mom
EP, Download, 2011
http://themightyaccelerator.bandcamp.com/
Funtime hard-rockin’ rock band songs that are equal parts Midwestern punk and classic rock. Cowbell AND double-kick drumming in the same song. Kind of like a lighter Motorhead, something like that. “Shake It” opens with some heaviness, and the chorus reminds me of Tad. Stylistically it sounds like a mashup of Celtic Frost and Cinderella. This would make a nice 7″ vinyl single, I’m sure Andy would’ve done that back in the day. “Mustache Foam” has dynamics and riffs for a semi-epic vibe. The production is nice but not so overpowering that I feel the need to mosh here, or stagedive off of my desk. Clean and professional in a good way, and fun.
Ian C Stewart

REVIEW: chefkirk + Carl Kruger – Physical Release, 2011

chefkirk + Carl Kruger - Physical Release, 2011

chefkirk + Carl Kruger - Physical Release, 2011

CHEFKIRK + CARL KRUGER
Physical Release
download, May 2011, http://www.controlvalve.net
These guys are a two-man noise riot. This piece is a 27 minutes worth of everything but music. You got several types of feedback, shrill samples and loops, all percolating in real time. This was created live. Certain types of people are drawn to the fringes, the hard, painful, line-in-the-sand that just makes it impossible to think or breathe. Too much of this will ruin your hearing and make you go blind, or maybe that’s just me. Tag me out, I can’t finish listening to the entire piece!
Ian C Stewart

REVIEW: ANIXAS Outer Space Located In Debris Field, 2011


ANIXAS
Outer Space Located In Debris Field
EP – Jamendo download, 2011
http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/96196
Repeat of the 3P. Weird ambience, screaming, reverbed to hell, sounds like the soundtrack to an old martian film, you know the one. “Large Cargo Ship” features a nice pile of samples and synthesizer splats and filters. “Search For Life Forms” is a a sparse take on robotic vocoder sounds. If this is a concept album, then we take this track as literally being a search for lifeforms. “Feeling Isolated On The Ship” is very similar, albeit with more bass in the vocoder.
Ian C Stewart

INTERVIEW: Dino DiMuro interviewed by Russ Stedman

Dino DiMuro

Dino DiMuro


AUTOreverse #14, Summer 2011
DINO DiMURO INTERVIEW
Questions by Russ Stedman

Do you remember the first record you bought?
Very hard to say. For singles, it could have been PINBALL WIZARD by the Who, or CRIMSON AND CLOVER by Tommy James and the Shondells. Albums, it was probably GOD BLESS TINY TIM or the soundtrack to BONNIE AND CLYDE. And I’d still buy those records. Maybe not HAIR, though.

What bands from childhood have you NOT outgrown?
Probably the Beatles, Beach Boys, Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa. Jimi Hendrix, the Who, and Black Sabbath are still great but I played them way too much. Jethro Tull and Deep Purple, I feel kind of silly now that I was SO into them.

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INTERVIEW with Mike Textbeak

Textbeak

Textbeak


AUTOreverse #14, Summer 2011
TEXTBEAK
interview by
Ian C Stewart

Is there anything you’re feeling particularly mouthy about at the moment?
there is a music in the roosts, from deadly war teams of the wildlife colony tubes. Shy is the Wildlife of conflicting del fuegos and the orthodox Soul Nets of recent mystery. in a worship, Nations existed in dinosaur cries of hades.

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REVIEW: Mekigah – The Serpent’s Kiss CD, 2011

MEKIGAH The Serpent's Kiss CD, 2011

MEKIGAH The Serpent's Kiss CD, 2011


MEKIGAH
The Serpent’s Kiss
CD, 2011
This CD is many types of metal, all at the same time. It’s like a cross between My Dying Bride and Dead Can Dance. It’s heavy and epic as a motherfucker. The production lends itself to headbanging and air-piano playing, or so I’ve been told. They have the male/female vocal thing down. The music of “In The Garden” sounds like Mercyful Fate crossed with Enya. It’s the kind of unique plot twist that heavy metal needs to keep my attention. This album requires repeated listenings. Dream Theater meets Yanni? Wait, there is some saxophone, so maybe King Diamond plus Kenny G? Gothic jazz metal. Absolutely unique.
Ian C Stewart

INTERVIEW: Paul Caporino of M.O.T.O (Masters Of The Obvious)

M.O.T.O.

M.O.T.O.


AUTOreverse #14, Summer 2011
PAUL CAPORINO
M.O.T.O.
(Masters Of The Obvious)
interviewed by
Ian C Stewart

Let’s talk about your musical influences. Who are your biggest influences and why? Who were your early musical influences?
PC: Mostly recordings of popular music of all genres dating back to…….

Where do you see your music heading?

Not sure, but it’s getting there.

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REVIEW: Squeegeed Clean – Synchronised Fucking Up And Pre-Emptive Flashbacks CD, 2011

Squeegeed Clean - Synchronised Fucking Up And Pre-Emptive Flashbacks CD, 2011

Squeegeed Clean - Synchronised Fucking Up And Pre-Emptive Flashbacks CD, 2011


SQUEEGEED CLEAN
Synchronised Fucking Up And Pre-Emptive Flashbacks CD, 2011
http://squeegeedclean.bandcamp.com

This CD compiles two previous releases of this Aussie posse, which includes Skot, Graz, amd Funkmeister G, I think. This is the cleanest and most polished avant garde noise free jam love I’ve heard in a while. Guitars, synths, drum machines and percussion, often with tons of echo and delay. The first nine tracks date from 2005, the last four were made in 2009, but the sound is coherent, cohesive, tight and professional as far as this type of thing usually goes. Meaning no huge volume spikes or anything else that will blow out your eardrums and/or speakers.
Ian C Stewart