I Hate Music
Episode 56 - Toby Driver (Kayo Dot, Alora Crucible, Vaura)

Episode 56 - Toby Driver (Kayo Dot, Alora Crucible, Vaura)

September 17, 2021

Toby Driver is one of the most engaging and important musicians currently active.  His resume is astounding, his persistence is unmatched, and his work is always challenging, fresh, and most importantly, inspirational and enjoyable.  Toby may be best known for being the leader of the often confounding Kayo Dot, but his music spans many genres, bands and projects.  

I sat down with Toby to discuss and listen to some of these bands that perhaps are lesser known than Kayo Dot.  We listen to a track from the upcoming Kayo Dot record on Prophecy Productions, as well as songs from Alora Crucible, Blood Mist, and a few others.  We also get into subjects such as touring, show attendance, and the European metal scene.

So, please pass the aux to Toby, and join us in exploring the many facets of this man's career.

 

https://kayodot.bandcamp.com/

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Episode 55 - Michael and Hamilton of Genghis Tron

Episode 55 - Michael and Hamilton of Genghis Tron

June 7, 2021

Don't call it a comeback.  Genghis Tron have returned after a 10 year hiatus with one of 2021's best and most compelling records, Dream Weapon.  The band has been through a lot of changes in that time, personally and musically, an even with line-up changes and a decade of growth and evolution, Genghis Tron still sound like themselves, and at the same time, sound like no one else.

On this episode the remaining founding members, Hamilton Jordan and Michael Sochynsky, join me as we listen to their new album in its entirety.  We discuss the hiatus, the new members, the pit-falls of making an album during a pandemic, and what's next for the newly revitalized band.

Please pass the aux to Michael and Hamilton, and come explore Dream Weapon with us.

https://genghistron.bandcamp.com

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Episode 54 - with guest Tim Smolens (High Castle Teleorkestra, Estradasphere)

Episode 54 - with guest Tim Smolens (High Castle Teleorkestra, Estradasphere)

March 26, 2021

I was first made aware of Tim Smolens when I discovered Estradasphere.  Tim was the bassist and producer for the incredible, genre-hopping, Bungle adjacent band.  As I delved further into the works of the various members, it became clear that Tim has a unique musical personality and vision.  Today, Tim has assembled a super group of sorts in High Castle Teleorkestra, featuring members that have played in Secret Chiefs 3, Farmers Market, Don Salsa and Mr. Bungle.  

On this episode Tim and I listen to the two 7" singles that HCT has released so far, and Tim regales me with background stories, and production techniques.  We talk a lot of Bungle, Tim counts out crazy time signatures for me, and tells me about when he used his own keyboard to program the keys for Mr. Bungle's "California" tour.

So please pass the aux to Tim, and join us for a masterclass in the music of High Castle Teleorkestra.  

https://highcastleteleorkestra.com/

 

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Episode 53 - Dissecting Dream into Dust’s “The Lathe of Heaven” with guest Derek Rush

Episode 53 - Dissecting Dream into Dust’s “The Lathe of Heaven” with guest Derek Rush

March 17, 2021

Derek Rush is a lifer.  In my mind, that's about the biggest compliment an artist could receive.  Derek has been highly involved and productive in so many facets of music, it's not only daunting, its intimidating, and I can't conceive of him ever stopping.  Derek is perhaps best known for his work as the head of the Chthonic Streams label, and his music under the names of A Murder of Angels, December, Dream into Dust and Compactor, but he is also a DJ, a concert organizer, a promoter, and so much more.

Today, we decided to listen to and discuss one of his most popular albums, Dream into Dust's "The Lathe of Heaven."  This is a deeply personal album for Derek and he guides us through the writing and motivation behind this album as we listen.  We also touch on topics such as Current 93, Kinkos, samplers and life outside the pandemic when we could tour.

Please pass the aux to Derek and join us as we descend into the cinematic world of "The Lathe of Heaven."

Visit and purchase merch from Derek at http://www.chthonicstreams.com

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Episode 52 - Examining The Night Watch’s “An Embarrassment of Riches” with guest Nathanael Larochette

Episode 52 - Examining The Night Watch’s “An Embarrassment of Riches” with guest Nathanael Larochette

January 14, 2021

Today guitar virtuoso Nathanael Larochette joins me to guide us through the twisted trails and rough seas charted by his band The Night Watch on their latest album, "An Embarrassment of Riches."  We listen to the album in its entirety; dissecting, discussing and reveling in the creative process.  You may know Nathanael from his work with Musk Ox, or perhaps his beautiful guitar interludes on Agalloch's last album, "The Serpent and the Sphere."

Please pass the aux to Nathanael, and let his smooth Canadian voice sooth you into submission as we listen to his record and delve into the world, and adventure, that The Night Watch has created in "An Embarrassment of Riches."

 

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Episode 51 - with guest Yee Loi

Episode 51 - with guest Yee Loi

December 16, 2020

Today I am joined by British punkers Rose (age 13) and Matilda (age 11) who also happen to be sisters, and together they are known as Yee Loi.  Yee Loi are currently recording their debut album, but they really caught my attention on the internet with their fantastic Ramones, Thin Lizzy and Motorhead covers.  

So please pass the aux to Rose and Matilda as they share a few of their covers, and discuss with me their favorite bands and how they got their start as young punk rockers.

 

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Episode 50 - “Override of the Overlooked” with guests Jeff Wagner and Hunter Ginn

Episode 50 - “Override of the Overlooked” with guests Jeff Wagner and Hunter Ginn

November 11, 2020

This is like one of those cheesy '80s sitcom crossovers, but better... much better.  Jeff and Hunter, the two maniacs behind the insanely awesome and inspiring podcast, Radical Research, join me to celebrate I Hate Music's 50th episode!  I asked each of them to bring to the table a band or album that they love, but is largely ignored or derided, and I chose one as well.  We then shared these selections and discussed them.

Jeff Wagner and I go way back.  We had a 'zine together in the '90s and have worked and interacted with each other in various capacities since.  Jeff has worked for a number of record labels, was the editor of Metal Maniacs, and is the author of "Soul On Fire - The Life And Music Of Peter Steele" as well as "Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal."  

Hunter is a rather new friend, but his wonderous drumming and intimidating vocabulary keeps me engaged almost daily.  He is the drummer for the fantastic band Canvas Solaris, and his boyish charm and southern drawl is a welcome addition to my life.

So please pass your aux to Jeff and Hunter, and join us as we celebrate I Hate Music's 50th episode by sharing overlooked gems, discussing Impaled Nazarene's treatment of goats, and playing Metal Mad Libs.

 

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Episode 49 - “Listener Requests Part II” with guest Ione Walton

Episode 49 - “Listener Requests Part II” with guest Ione Walton

October 21, 2020

I really enjoy getting listener suggestions.  I typically get them via Email, but this morning Ione and I decided to get on FaceBook and Instagram and ask listeners to send in their recommendations as we record.  We received roughly 50 requests from all over the world, and I can say without hyperbole that this group of songs are by far the worst, most annoying, and painfully ignorant bunch of songs ever assembled.

However, we love you for trying, and encourage you to keep trying to impress and amaze us.  But for now, please allow Ione and I to pass the aux to you, as we dissect and judge your taste in music.  

 

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Episode 48 - “A Brief History of the Israeli Metal Scene” with guest Tal Fried

Episode 48 - “A Brief History of the Israeli Metal Scene” with guest Tal Fried

October 7, 2020

Tal Fried is an Israeli native living in Tel Aviv.  Israel has a long and vibrant history of fascinating metal bands, rich with the culture of their homeland but also with an ear turned towards the metal community worldwide.  Unfortunately, a large number of these bands have remained unknown to metal fans outside of Israel, so I asked Tal to show me the hidden gems that lay next to The Mediterranean sea.  

Many metal fans are familiar with Salem or Orphaned Land, but in this episode Tal takes us on a quick, but in depth, trip into the world of Israeli metal.  We discuss the importance of Israeli promoter Yishai Sweartz and the Agalloch performance in Tel Aviv almost a decade ago.  Tal plays death, black and doom metal bands from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and shares personal stories of his interactions with them as well as accounts of their live performances.   

In no way is this meant to be an exhaustive history of metal in Israel.  This is simply the tip of the iceberg in a deeply rooted and passionate scene.  So pass the aux to Tal and listen as we share stories, fight xenophobia, and delve into the metal community in one of my favorite places in the world; Israel.

 

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Episode 47 - “Listener Requests” with guest Ione Walton

Episode 47 - “Listener Requests” with guest Ione Walton

September 7, 2020

I stumbled across this lost recording the other day.  Ione and I recorded this right before the pandemic hit.  We were taking listener requests that had been Emailed in, but the pandemic and subsequent quarantine had distracted me, and the episode had become buried by time and dust, and forgotten... until now.

Ione plays some music she likes, I play a little that I like, and we both critique and comment on the listener suggestions.  Unfortunately, since this episode was lost for so long, the information is quite out of date, but music is timeless, right?

Come pass the aux with Ione and I as we cheer and jeer your awful selections, and make some poor selections ourselves.  Keep those suggestions and requests coming as we love your input, even when your taste is bad.

 

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