Archive for December, 2010


December 30, 2010

I’ve started a Twitter account, @Litnoise, to share sound/noise/listening-related excerpts of whatever I happen to be reading. I’ll also be dropping in excerpts from books I’ve previously read– this is something I’ve been meaning to do for a while now!

I’ve been particularly impressed as I re-read George Orwell’s works, as well as those of Sinclair Lewis. I’m starting “Free Air” in the next couple days; I’m looking forward to seeing if it continues Lewis’ streak. At any rate, this is a really fun project, so check it out… or read along with me, and share your finds in the comments section!

See the original vid if you don’t get this one

December 20, 2010

I said, “someone oughtta take the audio track and put it with some Care Bears.” And what do you know? Someone did, just 88 views earlier, haha.

“ITDE” 12/18/10

December 18, 2010

I’ve had some solid response to last week’s call for scummy cassettes and ill-advised recordings. If making a tape ever got you beat up, and you managed to keep it on “record,” I want to hear it. I’m playing a Teddy Ruxpin tape right now– in stereo, with the audio data track. Thanks, Trash Ant!

So send those tapes (or microcassettes, or CDRs, whatever) to:

WDBX c/o DaveX
224 N. Washington St.
Carbondale IL 62901 USA

Sensible Nectar — Neurological Problem (from split w/ Casket at the Altar, on Violent Noise Atrocities)
Sensible Nectar — Liplike Structure (from “Tectonic Grind,” on Rainbow Bridge Recordings)
The Adjective Noun — The Adjective Noun3″ CDR #1 (from self-titled 3″ business card CDR set of 4, on Obsolete Audio Formats)
The Adjective Noun — The Adjective Noun 3″ CDR #2
Abortus FeverRecycled Tape (excerpt)
HarS — 50/50 (from “50/50” limited edition c30)
Zipperspy — Recycled Tape (excerpt)
Teddy Ruxpin — The Wooly Whats-It Parade
Unknown — Deep Mind Tape, Astral Projection Side 2 (excerpt)
Unknown — Progression, August 1979
The Adjective Noun — The Adjective Noun 3″ CDR #3
Warm Climate — Saltwater Simplified (from “Camouflage on the River Wretched,” on Stunned)
Warm Climate — Trespassing
Warm Climate — We Wish You Rain
Warm Climate — More Wretched
DaveX — Free Air (from “Free Air” limited c60)
Captain Beefheart — Electricity
@c — Composition #77, pts. 1-6 (from “0°-100°,” on Monochrome Vision)

My Xmas list, pt.3

December 16, 2010

Do you really, really like me? Then how about getting me one of these awesome glow-in-the-dark CM VonHausswolff wax cylinders? Or, surprise me with pretty much anything from Ash International’s catalog!

An interview w/ DaveX

December 14, 2010

Episode 42 of the “Ore: Theatre Intangible” podcast features an interview with yours truly, as well as an opportunity to hear my solo set from this year’s “Circuit Benders’ Ball.” I share my unique and spastic methods of music-making, some ideas about sound, and even recommend some cool new albums. You should listen!

Ore: Theatre Intangible, E042

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 12/11/10

December 11, 2010

I wanted to do an all-noise show tonight, and since I’m feeling particularly scummy, I’m fully getting it on with some very random releases. And now that I’m in this rather unique headspace, I figured I’d put out a call for similarly scummy tapes and CDRs. I’m looking for your most ill-advised recordings, stuff that basically should never have seen the civilized light of day. Think Rubbish, Trash Ant, Crank Sturgeon, etc. If you found it in the garbage, recorded over it, and now it sucks audibly– I want to hear it. Here’s the address:

WDBX c/o DaveX
224 N. Washington St.
Carbondale IL 62901 USA

Damn, this live Merzbow (Henie Onstad Art Center, on Prisma) is amazing. This has got to be one of my most favorite Merzbow releases in a long time.

Bestial Earthhammer — Organe Magic of the Black Sun Cult (from “Satanic Pigfuck Armageddon,” on Lunar Blasphemy)
Ritualistic School of Errors — Pancakes Soaked, Started Bucking (from “Sweat-stained Fancy Heaps for First-Rate Ladies,” on Resipiscent)
Ritualistic School of Errors — Leaking Fancy Fanny, Ladies Laugh
Kenji Siratori, Torturing Nurse — Massacre Gene (from “Mad Blockhead’s Tale,” on Roil Noise)
Kenji Siratori, Torturing Nurse — Mutant Hell
Kenji Siratori, Torturing Nurse — Abolition Body
Absolute Null Punkt — Absolute Magnitude 1 (from “Absolute Magnitude,” on Blossoming Noise)
Haunted Vawmitt — Spiritual Entrails (from “Spiritual Entrails,” double-3″)
Rubbish — untitled track 1 (from untitled 3″, on Roil Noise)
Rubbish — untitled track 2
Merzbow — Live at Henie Onstad Art Center, 10/11/09 (on Prisma)
The Eternal Om — The Eternal Om
Evil Moisture — Blood Picnic (from “E” volume of the incredible “Zelphabet” series)
The Adjective Noun — Mask Up You! Black Bloccader (parts 1-4, on album of the same name, via USA Surpasses All Nazi Genocide Records)
Plasmic Formations — untitled (from split cassette 064 w/Zemekky, on Epicene Sound)

My Xmas list, pt.2

December 9, 2010

How could I forget it?! Get me a bright red vuvuzela, please!

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 12/4/10

December 4, 2010

I’m not sure how I’m going to top last week’s psychedelic tribute to Paula Deen, but I’m determined to keep it weird as we close out 2010. I’m sweating to death here in the Hi-Life Room, so perhaps I’ll have a vision that will clear things up for me.

The Oval Language — 00:02:03 (from “Tapes Singles And Remixes,” on Monochrome Vision)
The Oval Language — 00:04:41
The Oval Language — 00:00:24
The Oval Language — 00:05:41
The Oval Language — 00:09:38
Mari Kimura — Six Caprices for Subharmonics (from “The World Below G And Beyond,” on Mutable Music)
@c — Composition #77 — 77 (0) (from “0°-100°,” on Monochrome Vision)
@c — Composition #77 — 77 (1)
@c — Composition #77 — 77 (2)
@c — Composition #77 — 77 (3)
T.D. Skatchit & Company — Regrets (from “Skatch Migration,” on Edgetone)
T.D. Skatchit & Company — Flammable Skatch
T.D. Skatchit & Company — Shring Shrong Skatch
T.D. Skatchit & Company — Elephant Skatch
T.D. Skatchit & Company — What Did I?
T.D. Skatchit & Company — 2nd To The Last Word
T.D. Skatchit & Company — The Morning After Skatch
Matt Weston — You’ve Got Know How To Wear a Hat (from “Last of the Six-Cylinders,” on 7272 Music)
Matt Weston — I Don’t Want Success, I Want Adventure
Amy Horvey — People Deserving Something (from “Catchment” self-release)
Amy Horvey — Cranberry Flats Mobile
Erdem Kelvacioglu — Wandering Around the City (this, and next two, from “Concorso Internazionale Di Musica Elettroacustica E Rumore 2010,” on Monochrome Vision)
Stefan Fraunberger — Peshawar 03.09.2009
Andrea Santini — Venetian Sketches

DaveX, Live at the Circuit Benders’ Ball

December 1, 2010

And hey, be sure to check out some of the other videos from the Circuit Benders’ Ball as well– nearly everyone has more stage presence than I do, haha.

My Xmas list, part 1

December 1, 2010

I’d like a green t-shirt with this quote on it:

“I was grumpy,” said Kevin, who has three Otter Pops every day after school, with a Gatorade chaser. “I got real mad.”

Quote from this article. E-mail me for size info. Thank you!