Vladimir Bresnix

BresnixCast #42 John Lennon Was Wrong

 

 

 

 Verse by verse Vlad analyses John Lennon's "Imagine" and asks would John's utopian vision be realistic? Or what does he even mean?

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BresnixCast #41 Crosby Morgan

BresnixCast #40 Brent, Anvil & the Midlife Crisis

 

 

 Vlad explores the films David Brent: Life on the Road (2016) and Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008) and looks at the similar themes and unconscious drives that move people to chase fame & fortune all their lives, talent vs. ambition, Spinal Tap parallels, also advancing a conspiracy theory & asks when is it time to quit?

 

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BresnixCast # 39 - Peter Beswick

 

 

Vlad talks to Peter Beswick from Cult of Osiris Records about his previous label (Old Lion Records), cassette culture, Satanism, Anton LaVey, tribalism & musical cliques.
We also take a deep dive into black metal the music industry and more.

Intro Song: Uten Håp - "Anima"
Outro Song: Bitter Lake - "Frozen Landscapes"

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BresnixCast #38 Kill Your Friends

BresnixCast #37 Klaus Morlock

 

 

 

 Klaus Morlock returns for a 2 hour show for a free flowing discussion that covers many topics including horror movies, particularly the Witch (2015) and A Dark Song (2016). We get into the occult references in the films and what the reality of occultism is (which leads us to Vlad's journey into the occult). We also get into Aldous Huxley, social media and it's lasting effects on people, Kenneth Anger, Klaus' invitation to Bohemian Grove, the satanic panic and we finish off by having some fun with conspiracy theories and pretty much destroy the flat earth theory.
This was a great show and definitely not one to miss!

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BresnixCast #36 Bodies On Everest

 

 

 

Vlad talks to Sean and Stephen from Bass/Drum/Bass noise rock trio Bodies on Everest about having no guitars, the "National Day of
Mourning" album, Royal Blood, Greenboots & actual Everest disasters, the Royal Bastard Power Swimming Orchestra, Dungeon Wave, subgenre trolling, Witch House, the Housemartin's dark secrets, the dark side of nostalgia & more.

 

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https://www.facebook.com/bodiesoneverestband/

 

 

BresnixCast #35 Dave Schoepke

 

 

Vlad chats to Dave Schoepke, percussionist and curator of Blank Radio about improvised music, musical experimentation in real life, community, the Birthday Music album, the dark side of jazz, The Violent Femmes, The Reindeer Section and the big question "Why record at all?"

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BresnixCast #34 James Burnette

 

 

 

In a fun episode Vlad talks to James Sicone Burnette from SurvivalPunk.com about James' common sense approach to Survivalism, Flogging Molly, conspiracy theory, Rancid, punk music in general, Marilyn Manson, the state of modern mainstream film, TV, culture and so much more.

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BresnixCast #33 Burn The Place You Hide - St Thomas & What He Showed Me

BresnixCast #32 Lee Noble

 

 

In a change of pace from all the metal shows Vlad talks to experimental ambient producer Lee Noble about the experimental spirit with which he approaches his music, the gear that made us to the gear we love now, the hardware vs. software debate, modular synths, home recording, the Ashenden album, the importance of artwork, No Kings Record cadre, cassette culture, minidiscs, Lee's approach to playing live and much more.

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BresnixCast #31 'Nobody Bands'

 

 

 

I ran into someone who asked if I only had 'nobody bands' on my show, this was my response. 

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BresnixCast #30 Thoughts on Black Metal Week

 

  

In a short show Vlad discusses Black Metal week and not only where the genre has been but where it's headed in the future and why something so extreme means so much to so many people and will continue to.

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BresnixCast #29 Arthedain

 

 

In the last interview of Black Metal Week Vlad chats to Charles Wolford from Arthedain about moving from a one man black metal project to a full band, the use of symbolism in the bands artwork, home vs. studio recording, differences between the US and European attitudes towards black metal. We also get into the Taake controversy and black metal in Germany and the Czech Republic.

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 http://www.arthedainband.com/

https://arthedain.bandcamp.com/

 

BresnixCast #28 Abandoned By Light

 

 

As we draw closer to the end of Black Metal Week Vlad has a relaxed chat with Karhmul from Abandoned By Light about what drew us to black metal, the uniqueness and the development of the genre through the years, one man black metal projects and capturing isolation, DIY home recording, the Until The Light Takes Us Documentary, Fenriz and Darkthrone, the story behind "The Angel Experiment" album, Karhmul's other band Nokturnal Ritual and more.

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BresnixCast #27 Old Corpse Road

 

 

Black Metal Week continues with an excellent chat with The Dreamer and The Bearer from UK black metal band Old Corpse Road about myth and legend, the social purpose of myth, Celtic and Norse mythology, the dark side of folk music, Cradle of Filth, the diversity within black metal, what makes music 'heavy' and much more.

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http://www.oldcorpseroad.co.uk/ 

https://oldcorpseroad.bandcamp.com/ 

 

 

BresnixCast #26 Hryre

 

 

 

Black Metal Week continues on the show as Vlad has quite a philosophical and entertaining conversation with Rick Millington from Hryre about the "From Mortality To Infinity" album, history, the effect of environment on music, Paganism and Christianity, Aleister Crowley, the occult, nature, Christian Metz’s Genre characteristics theory and we explore the spectrum of musical talent and talk about self taught vs. classically taught musicians as well as so much more.

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https://hryreuk.bandcamp.com/

 

 

 

BresnixCast #25 Anshelm

 

 As Black Metal Week continues Vlad talks to Pyralis Titus from US black metal band Anshelm about black metal purists, the Californian black metal scene, Norway in the 90's, the concept of Satan,
the Until The Light Takes Us documentary, the Taake controversy, provocation in metal music, home DIY recording, raw production & the rising popularity of black metal in the US.

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BresnixCast #24 The Infernal Sea

 

 

 

 

 Black Metal Week continues on the show as Vlad explores the darker side of humanity with Dean from English black metal band The Infernal Sea. We chat about the Agents of Satan EP and the stories behind the songs, The Great Mortality album & the influence of the Black Death on the record.

We then move on to explore human brutality throughout history, cults & their leaders (especially Charles Manson & Jim Jones,)how the internet is a blessing and a curse, transhumanism, the dark side of pop music and so much more.

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http://www.theinfernalsea.com/


theinfernalsea.bandcamp.com/

 

BresnixCast #23 Fen

 

  

 

Vlad kicks off Black Metal Week by talking to Frank "The Watcher" from English atmospheric, post black metal band Fen about Frank's journey into black metal, the 90's Norwegian Scene, Satanism in metal, the "Winter" album, the effect of environment of music, the British black metal scene, Cradle of Filth, the modern music industry, where it may be headed in the future and much more.

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BresnixCast #22 StFenton The Tainted

 

 

Vlad talks to sludge metal 2 piece hog punching machine StFenton The Tainted about their latest album Jaw of the Tyrant Hills,  extreme music, the dark side of folk and country music, Roald Dahl, black metal, punk influence on music and then take a deep dive into Metallica and where they went wrong which descends into a great chat about metal generally.

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https://stfenton.bandcamp.com/ 

 

BresnixCast #21 Chris Thompson

 

 

 

Vlad chats to electronic music producer, arranger and percussionist Chris Thompson. As well as his solo career Chris has been a Performer with Alarm Will Sound, Tyondai Braxton, American Contemporary Music Ensemble
 the topics include Chris' new album, drum & bugle corps, nostalgia, the Lot Hero Video, Alarm Will Sound, classical musical influence on electronic music and much more.

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BresnixCast #20 Silent Chaos

 

 

 

Vlad talks to Ugo and Marta from Silent Chaos about coming out of the prog rock scene, the album Micro, archetypes, technology and its effect on us, music as ritual, Greek philosophy, Plato, and how we're unfortunately in the kali yuga.

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BresnixCast #19 Klaus Morlock

 

 

In episode 19 Vlad talks to Klaus Morlock about vintage horror films, myths, Aleister Crowley, urban legends, Bethany's Cradle, Harry Houdini, the 19th century spiritualist movement, the Goatman legend, Laurel Canyon and the hippie movement, writing music for imaginary films, circular and linear time, Kurt Vonnegut and so much more.

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BresnixCast #18 - Chrome Corpse

 

 

Vlad talks to Michael F Ninethousand from your new favourite industrial band Chrome Corpse of about industrial/EBM, jazz & industrial music, the rise of home recording and it's pros and cons, under produced vs. over produced music, furry biopunk occultism, cassette culture and much more.

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BresnixCast #17 - Hevel

 

 

In episode 17 Vlad talks to Griffin Duffey (Hevel) about ambient music, music for stress relief, minimalism, visual art, nostalgia, Griffin's other band Curfue, the advantages about being an indie artist,  internet music scenes, Bandcamp, the importance of supporting indie artists and much more.

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BresnixCast #16 - Gary War

 

 

 

 In episode 16 Vlad chats to Gary War about his new album Gaz Forth, we take a deep dive into nostalgia, optimism, pop music (and how it's a dirty word), abstraction in music, hyper-literal culture, the 27 club, Charles Bukowski,  Coldplay and the military industrial complex, minimalism, cassettes, the future of the album & the possible future music industry.

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http://www.garywar.com/
https://garywar.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/gary-war

 

BresnixCast #15 Eric Hernandez (WRONG)

 

 

In episode 15 Vlad chats to Eric Hernandez from noise rock/alt metal powerhouse Wrong, we look towards the forthcoming album Feel Great, about drawing together diverse influences, what really makes music heavy,the rise of international bands, visual art, building a community, the punk DIY ethic, how record labels are changing, being on a label vs. being indie, Amber Mark, working at the independent vs the corporate level, the upcoming Torche album, musical bonds grown over time deep fried mars bars and musical fight clubs.

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BresnixCast #14 Ranseur

 

 

 

 

In episode 14 Vlad talks to Justin Mank (Ranseur) about dungeon synth from the roots of it to the modern revival, black metal we talk about the role of fantasy in music, minimalism, the early 2000's doom scene, the latest album "Goblin Music", the occult, Peter Carroll, meeting Z'ev and his influence on music, shamanism and percussion, giving away knives and more.

 

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BresnixCast #13 Pedram Valiani (Frontierer)

 

 

 

 

Vlad chats to Pedram Valiani of Frontierer about their first album Orange Mathematics, album cycles, the upcoming album, singles vs albums if the album is dead in the internet age, the cassette and vinyl resurgence, physical vs digital media, music as catharsis, Pedram's other projects, being on a record label vs going indie in the streaming world and so much more.

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https://frontierer.bandcamp.com/

 

BresnixCast #12 Joe Thompson (Hey Colossus)

 

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In Episode 12 I talk to Joe Thompson from Hey Colossus about the bands new album the Guillotine, How Fugazi are essentially the Police, who Uri Klangers actually is, cassette culture, the Mark Knopfler question, Nick Turner from Hawkind, the decline of physical media, the re-release of RRR, Steve Albini, the modern music industry and we ask what makes bands so big.

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BresnixCast #11 Unreqvited

 

In Episode 11 Vlad talks to ghost the mysterious man behind post black metal project, Unreqvited about his 2016 album disquiet, the modern one man band trend, black metal, puritans within music scenes, importance of eclectic influences, mixing as you go, the upcoming album, being introverted and its effect on the music we produce and more.

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BresnixCast #10 Vecta

 

 

In Episode 10 Vlad talks to Daniel the man behind dark ambient drone project Vecta about finding your sound, making music for yourself, sharing moments in time through music, nostalgia, normie attitudes towards noise music, Portuguese fado music, visual art, the relationship between art and music, drawing inspiration from movies, the limitations of making art on a budget and much more.

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BresnixCast #9 Ryan Lipynsky

 

 

In episode 9 I talk to Ryan Lipynsky from legendary doom metal band Unearthly Trance about the sludge/doom scene and how it has changed over the years, musical experimentation, black metal, US Vs European attitudes towards metal, music life before the internet, the bands 2012 break-up, the advantages of being a 3 piece band, the occult, Black Sabbath, crazy touring experiences, how the music industry has changed over the last 20 years and where it may be going, Ryan's side projects and what's coming up in the future.

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Hailing from Long Islnd/Brooklyn New York, Unearthly Trance was created in 2000 by founding members Ryan Lipynsky [Guitar and Vocals] and Jay Newman [Bass]. After releasing a debut 7” on Southern Lord Records, Darren Verni joined the fold on drums and solidified the band as the loudest and most original blackened doom power trio from Brooklyn.

Unearthly Trance released two critically acclaimed albums with Lee Dorrian’s Doom Coven Rise Above Records. In 2003, the debut “Season Of Seance, Science Of Silence” exhibited extreme bleak doom and harsh black metal vocals with the occasional flair for experiment that was mixed by Stephen O’Malley [Sunn, Kha
nate, Burning Witch]. The follow up “In The Red”, is when U.T. truly found their sonic identity. They joined forces with producer Sanford Parker in Chicago and established the sound and future Unearthly Trance to come.

In 2006, Unearthly Trance signed with Relapse Records and released their third full-length “The Trident”. This album featured a more varying degree of tempos, textures, and mood and really shows the bands strength of well crafted song writing. Once again recording with trusted engineer Sanford Parker, the band also had the opportunity to record at Steve Albini’s famous recording studio Electrical Audio.

With the intent of honing their craft and taking their sound further, 2008’s “Electrocution” shows Unearthly Trance at their most progressive and bravely traveling from yet experimenting within their harsh doom/sludge foundation. As always, Parker expertly captured the sound of the band who were at the heights of its vigor and explosiveness.

Things took on a new vibe and tone with “V” in 2010. This showed the band recording and mixing on its own with bassist Jay Newman at the helm in their home of New York City. With “V” the trio came full circle; combining the expansive leanings of “Electrocution” and “The Trident” with the sparing, brooding doom of their earliest works.

Unearthly Trance has had an extensive career of touring and playing shows with legendary and acclaimed acts such as Electric Wizard, The Melvins, High On Fire, Grief, Sunn, Pelican, Sleep, Morbid Angel, Floor, Autopsy, Ramesses, Suma and many more.

Unearthly Trance decided to call it a day June 6th 2012…

But thankfully after some well needed rest and reflection, the band has returned in 2015 to once again summon the beast ! Shortly before the return, Unearthly Trance released a 2xcd collection of vinyl only songs from the past on Throne Records fittingly titled “Ouroboros”.
Fast Forward to 2018 and the band is firing on all cylinders and have reconfirmed their existence in the physical realm with 2017’s "Stalking The Ghost". Their first and certainly not their last to Relapse Record release with Colin Marston at the helm on their home turf; Queens NY. The Trident Trio of New Yawkers still and will always create nothing but the most soul crushing doomed metal from the deepest depths and beyond, because that is all they know how to do!
 

BresnixCast #8 Rare Form

 

 

In episode 8 Vlad talks to Ryan and Thyme from Rare Form about their album "Six Months In Hiding", experimentation in building songs, finding inspiration in other forms of art, synesthesia, the concept of impermanence as it relates to music, narrative, literature,
arguing about Roy Lichtenstein paintings and more importantly, where the next album is.

 

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BresnixCast #7 Criss Cheatham

 

 

 

In episode 7 Vlad talks to Criss Cheatham frontman of August Christopher and the star of the documentary film All Or Nothing about his legendary live shows, the DIY ethic, breaking world records, the importance of the beer bong, maturing musically and personally, the ever-changing music industry, DIY in the modern age, big musical gestures, never giving up and even doing whale sounds live.

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ALL OR NOTHING!

AMAZON: http://a.co/7Uq2AFK
TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/177476813
VUDU: https://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content/884323/All-Or-Nothing
ITUNES:https://itunes.apple.com/la/movie/all-or-nothing/id1262071605

 

BresnixCast #6 Jamie Blacker (ESA)

 

 

 

In episode six I talk to Jamie Blacker, the man behind the dark harsh grooves of Electronic Substance Abuse or ESA to talk about the transition from metal to noise music and the similarities between the two genres, Jamie's influences and how they come together in his music, the written word and the importance of lyrics, the "Themes of Carnal Empowerment" albums, spirituality, religion and atheism, overproduction in pop music, visual artwork, the modern music industry, the way we consume music and more.

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Outro Song - ESA "Bad Blood Will Out"

www.electronicsubstanceabuse.com/

 

 

 

BresnixCast #5 Dan Dolby

 

 

 

In episode five I talk to Dan Dolby, the man behind experimental, dark ambient drone jazz project All Signs of Those Who Left as well as Sea of Åland, These Gaping Jaws and Wiht. He is also the bass payer in sludge band Mastiff.

Topics include: jazz, done and industrial music, concept albums, the Jonestown massacre, demonic possession, the darker side of human nature in art, the modern music industry, open source music software, new musical opportunities in a digital world and much more

Outro Song - All Signs Of Those Who Left  "69° 36′ 0″ N, 37° 34′ 0″ E"

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Dan's latest album The Shades of Samhain

Throne of Bael Records

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BresnixCast #4 Yann Faussurier

 

 

In the fourth episode of the Bresnixcast Vlad is joined by Yann Faussurier who is not only the man behind experimental industrial breakcore project Iszoloscope but he is also part of the tribal tinged industrial powerhouse that is Ivardensphere as well as making some excellent sci-fi inspired dance music with Memmaker.

 

Topics include: Yanns early days DJing and the transition to becoming a music producer, the concept of isolation in Yann's music, Memmaker's sci-fi inspired dance music, moving to Europe, the differences between the music scenes and touring in North America and Europe, visual arts, experimental music, bad musical advice, the modern music industry and much more.

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Outro Song - Iszoloscope "Relevance Outside Logic"

http://www.iszoloscope.net/

 

Yann Faussurier has been making music under the moniker iszoloscope since 1999, crafting pulsing, pounding soundscapes with a core of industrial, hard-core, break-core and rhythmic noise layered with intelligent and often surprising details, such as melodic percussions and carefully placed breaks, rich, orchestral textures and dark, cinematic distortions.  Experimental in nature and charged with energy, the music evokes a darkness, tension and atmosphere which immediately carries the listener away on an immersive, complex journey of introspection. 

 

Founded as a collaboration in 1999, iszoloscope became Faussurier’s solo project in 2001.  Since then, the project has amassed an impressive oeuvre: 7 full-length albums on European labels Ant-Zen and Spectre, 8 successful tours in Europe and North America, several EPs and collaborations, a long list of remixes and compilations, and appearances at shows and festivals around the world, including a regular spot on the lineup at Germany’s Maschinenfest. In recent years, iszoloscope's live and studio lineup has also included Shane Whitbread, Guillaume Nadon and Frédéric Scarfone.

 

BresnixCast #3 Paul Lemos

 

 

In the third episode Vlad speaks to Paul Lemos from Controlled Bleeding about his new album "Carving Songs", industrial music, Paul's early career, the pitfalls of success, David Lynch & Stanley Kubrick films, musical freedom in life and much more.


http://controlledbleeding.com/

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Controlled Bleeding is an experimental music group based in Long Island, New York. The group was founded by Paul Lemos, the group's only consistent member. Most of Controlled Bleeding's released recordings feature two main collaborators, Chris Moriarty and vocalist Joe Papa, who both passed away in the late 2000s.

Since their first full-length release, Knees and Bones, in 1983, Controlled Bleeding have released a number of albums spanning several different genres, many of which were released on notable independent labels. Their cross-genre approach combined with the out-of-print status of many of the group's early releases is reminiscent of the work of other experimental groups of the 80s and 90s such as Coil and Swans. But Bleeding continues today, creating strange new works, perhaps the most challenging of their long career.

In 2016 the group signed with Toronto-based Artoffact Records to reissue their extensive discography, as well as to release their first all-new studio album in over 10 years, Larva Lumps & Baby Bumps. The release received praise from Pitchfork, the Wall Street Journal, Outburn Magazine, Decibel Magazine, and many other reputable media outlets.

 

Following 2016’s much-lauded Larva Lumps & Baby Bumps, Controlled Bleeding returns now with Carving Songs, a massive remix album totaling 20 tracks, including a 21st track, TROD, a brand new Controlled Bleeding composition which founder Paul Lemos referred to as “a really a major piece for us… a VERY dark song.” 
 
The hand-picked cast of remixers includes Japanese noise-guru MerzbowJustin K. Broadrick from industrial-metal act Godflesh(not to mention Jesu), as well as MonolakeRamlehChild Bite, and many others. Even notorious experimental guitarist (and current Lydia Lunch Retrovirus member) Weasel Walter makes an appearance. 
 
The remixes range from straight up power noise, to post-black metal, to industrial-influenced beats, and are as varied as Controlled Bleeding itself, a project known for being impossible to classify. An essential release in the long, storied history of one of America’s foremost experimenters. 

 

 

 

BresnixCast #2 Paul Metzger

 

 

 

 

In the second episode of the show I had a very interesting and quite philosophical conversation with Paul Metzger.

Paul is known for his modified instruments and free, improvisational playing style.

Topics include: how Paul got into modifying instruments, self taught vs. classically trained musicians, Buddhism & Taoism, circuit bending,
our musical impulses, finding new organic sounds and much more.

Pauls website

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BresnixCast Episode 1

 

 

Episode 1 - Aaron Warren (Black Dice)

In the first episode of the podcast I talk to Aaron Warren from Black Dice. We talk about Aaron's journey in the music world, visual art, Kanye West, raucous live shows and much more.

 

Black Dice Website

Outro music - "Last Laugh" - Black Dice


Black Dice are an abstract electronic blues band currently based out of Los Angeles, California and Palma de Majorca, Spain.  Formed in 1997, the band has roots in American DIY hardcore culture, evolving to incorporate sonic aspects of dub, techno, hip hop, tropicalia, and musique concrete while maintaining a crude punk aesthetic.  Black Dice has released records on Gravity, Vermin Scum, Troubleman, 31G, Catsup Plate, Tigerbeat6, DFA, Fat Cat, PawTracks, Ribbon, and LIES. The band has played hundreds of shows worldwide, from suburban basements to Medieval castles, and continues to search for the ultimate roadhouse jam session.

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