January 6, 2020
Mirai Kawashima and Sigh have been pushing, dare I say, smashing the paradigms within metal for decades. From their early days on Euronymous' Deathlike Silence Productions to their most recent album "Heir to Despair," Sigh has found comfort in the dark seeping underbelly of music.
I asked Mirai to provide some music to share with my cohort Don Anderson. Music that has intrigued him, confused him, provoked him or perhaps inspired him over the years. He gave me a bounty of music from Jazz, to Metal, to Traditional Asian and beyond.
Join Don and I as we digest this heaping plate of broken guitar chords and squealing horns. Along with Mirai's song choices we discuss Portland record shopping, Primus, improvisation and poor performances.
"I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli performed by Billy Smeer.
Closing music "Aletheia" by Sigh.
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March 19, 2019
Robert Hunter and I go way back. He is one of my favorite people. He and I have collaborated on many things, including Snares of Sixes, Self Spiller and my short lived label, Audio Savant, that we both struggled with years ago.
He also makes music with IHM's very own Marius Sjoli in Hollow Branches, and solo under the moniker Occulted Sound. Join Robert and I for beer, music and a few laughs.
"I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli, performed by Billy Smeer.
Bumper music by Arizmenda.
Closing music by Hollow Branches.
This episode sponsored by Red Orchard Records - https://www.redorchardrecords.com/
December 31, 2018
Don Anderson needs no introduction. He is the mastermind behind Prog Metal mainstays Sculptured, the guitarist for KHôRADA and perhaps best known for wielding the guitar for Agalloch for 20 years. Don is also a college professor, a snappy dresser, a beer snob and one of my absolute closest friends.
Today Don and I talk obscure 90's death metal, share some current music, as well as revisit our past in Agalloch and recount our memories regarding the making of Agalloch's "From Which of this Oak" demo. Don closes out this episode with an acoustic rendition of an Agalloch classic.
"I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.
Closing music "Taking My Body Apart" by Sculptured.