August 2, 2011

Interview: Jeff Witscher aka Rene Hell

Jeff Witscher makes electronic music. This includes ambient soundscapes, thrash, noise, layers of arpeggiated synthesizers, and much in between. Abelard Scout, Impregnable, Secret Abuse, Marble Sky, and most famously Rene Hell are a few of his monikers. His list of collaborations and groups is longer. A few weeks ago I had the chance to hear Witscher perform as Rene Hell, the name under which he's released two excellent albums (The Terminal Symphony, 2011; Porcelain Opera, 2010) on Type, a...

May 4, 2010

Interview with Carlos Giffoni OF NO FUN ACID / NYC

Brooklyn noise artist Carlos Giffoni made his way to Brooklyn from Venezuela via Miami and has spent the last decade building up a catalogue of experimental sound excursions using both digital and increasingly analog production techniques. He created and operates Brooklyn's annual No Fun Fest (funded yearly on credit cards, I've read), as well as the label No Fun Productions, which put out my favorite release of 2009. His latest album, Severance on Hospital Productions passes on noise aggressi...