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Friday, November 18, 2016

PUSSIFICATION (open call compilation)

Hello friends and neighbors,

NO PART OF IT is happy to announce its first "open call" compilation.

"PUSSIFICATION" is a compilation themed around compositions involving sounds that emanate from the feline variety.

This could be the contact mic'ing of cats, the sound of cats, or cats interacting with instruments/objects such as keyboards or theremins.  If there is a field recording of an exchange involving cats, a soundtrack to it may be acceptable as well, but we do want to discourage original music with a couple cat sounds thrown in.  More of the motivation behind the project is in setting guidelines based on the sounds that cats make, and much less about recordings "inspired by" cats.  There may be exceptions.

This will be in a physical format and contributors will receive a copy of it.  Quality control will be in full effect and submissions that are not accepted will be excluded without notice.

We're not setting a maximum duration for submissions, but if it's longer than 7 minutes, it had better be good!  Video submissions are also being accepted.  People with a knowledge of programming pro DVD menus, who are willing to contribute their services are also being solicited.

The cover art will be of a thorough, surrealist nature, and not of the "neck-beard" persuasion.   Ideally the sounds will reflect that.

The deadline is May 1st, 2017.

Submissions can be sent to nopartofit at gmail dot com via any number of sites such as wetransfer.com, dropbox.com, google drive, mediafire, and so forth.  

Physical submissions can be mailed to:

NO PART OF IT
1002 W. Montrose Ave
Box #130
Chicago, ILL, 60613
USA

Feel free to spread the word to any reasonable human beings you know who may be interested.




Monday, October 31, 2016

333re-orders, Radio appearances, UPHEAVAL


333REDUX is approaching the actual release date!  PRE-ORDERS can possibly be honored.  Due to a snafu with DVD menu technology, only 28 of the 33 artists will be on the version with the pro menu, but there will be a bonus link to stream the rest of the material included.  Test copies are on their way.  However, there will be (and it is approved/available now) a data dvd version with all of the videos, a surround sound piece, and all of the audio in flac or mp3 formats.  The data DVD version features in full glory Yasutoshi Yoshida's original artwork, while the pro DVD menu version features the original artwork with colors inverted (with permission).  


 

Arvo was on WZRD for 6 hours.   Here is the link to that.
Among the audio events were Bran (...) pos covering "Blue Heaven" on organ/synth/oddball crackle machines, new insane Controlled Bleeding, SAND, Coil, Anton LaVey, industrial found sound grit/gravel by Sterile Garden, modular organs by now defunct Pierrot Lunaire, fucked IDM/metal by WHOURKR, vintage Illusion Of Safety, Cliff Edwards / Ukulele Ike, early Frank Sinatra, monster rock from Gene Moss (Dracula's Greatest Hits), a psych side project by Dead Luke, two tracks from the recently departly and dearly beloved SOW / Anna Wildsmith, early early London (?) era/pre-NY Foetus (official), a sound installation based on the fear of churches, fused into a 7 inch by J. G. Thirlwell, dave phillips, Nurse With Wound Official, Edward Ka-Spel, Peter Christopherson & Danny Hyde on Electric Sewer Age / MOON's MILK, 90s Finnish industrial from Kriminaaliset Metsanhaltijat, Esplendor Geometrico, decapitated hed, ONO's Invocation, Vertonen's invocation, Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove covering Hotel California, a rare Soft Cell b-side, Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Holy Mountain OST, KK NULL, Freddy Kreuger 1-900 number Choose Your Own Adventure telephone recordings from the 80s, and much more!


Earlier this month there was another appearance.  HERE is the archive.   
 No talking at all. Feel free to tune in retroactively.
Some choice morsels by Black Sabbath, Divine, J. G. Thirlwell gets Moogy with Ludwig van Beethoven, Modelbau ( Frans de Waard), Ilhan Mimaroglu, Psychic TV, Contagious Orgasm, Adel Souto (156), World of Dreams (Wm M Berger), Vertonen ( blake edwards), Death Factory ( Michael Krause), New tape by skozey fetisch on resipiscent, Thirteen Hurts / 13Hz, Pierrot Lunaire, Simony (featuring Scott Scholz), Karl J. Palouček, Betty Davis psych soul produced by Miles Davis circa 1968 (the "lost album"), and more!


Thee now out-of-print release "Upheaval" on Tymbal Tapes, is now available at the no part of it bandcamp, with a few copies remaining available from Arvo's personal stash. 


credit:  Christine Kozol


Arvo did a guest podcast for MID VALLEY MUTATIONS, featuring favorite monster music and some darker tracks from the label.  *Note* Somnoroase Pasarele's 0RT0, as aired on the podcast, is limited to 5 copies and they are already spoken for.  The band will reissue it elsewhere with different art.  This is your only opportunity to listen to a track from the release at this time.   Also, feel free to check out this episode with Bob Bucko Jr
The Delerious Insomnica Free Form Radio Show 
HOUR 1
Part I: Satan Takes A Holiday
01.) Satan Takes A Holiday * Hans Grusel * Delirious Music For Delirious People * No Part Of It (2016)
02.) Sweet Breeze * Diatric Puds & The Blobettes * Delirious Music For Delirious People * No Part Of It (2016)
03.) Night of The Vampire * Istvan & His Imaginary Band * Delirious Music For Delirious People * No Part Of It (2016)
04.) Never Fuck In The Woods * Blood Rhythms * Heuristics * No Part Of It (2016)
05.) Maggot’s Drag * Blood Rhythms * Heuristics * No Part Of It (2016)
Part II: A Wandering Echo
06.) A Wandering Echo * Wilt * Nocturnal Requiem * No Part Of It (2015)
07.) Skin Walker * Architeuthis Dux * Submergence * No Part Of It (2016)
Part III: Machine Listener 
08.) Suite III from 0RT0 (excerpt) * Somnoroase Păsărele * 0RT0 (I-IV) * No Part Of It (2016)
09.) Primeval Forest Sentinel * Machine Listener * Sentient System * No Part Of It (2014)
HOUR 2
Part IV: Ghostly Sounds
10.) Ghostly Sounds [Excerpt] * Gershon Kingsley & Peter Waldron * Ghostly Sounds * Peter Pan Records (1975)
11.) One, Two, Three * Groovie Goolies * Groovie Goolies * RCA / Victor (1970)
12.) I Wish Everyone Was Born This Way * Bob Mosher & Jack Marshall * At Home With The Munsters * Golden Records (1964)
13.) Hurry, Bury, Baby * Zacherley * “Hurry, Bury, Baby” b/w “Dinner With Drac” * Parkway Records (1962)
14.) She’s Fallen In Love (With The Monster Man) * Screamin’ Lord Sutch And The Savages * Til The Following Night * EMI (1991)
15.) The Voodoo Walk * Sonny Richard’s “Panics” w/ Cindy & Misty * “The Voodoo Walk” b/w “Skinnie Minnie Olive Oil” * Chancellor Records (1962)
16.) Witch Woman * Nightmare * “Great Balls of Fire” b/w “Witch Woman” * RCA (1979)
Part V: The House Is Haunted
17.) The Witch * The Rattles * The Witch * Philips Records (1971)
09.) Children’s Day At The Morgue * Sheldon Allman * Sing Along With Drac * Del-Fi Records (1961)
18.) Drac The Knife * Gene Moss * Dracula’s Greatest Hits * RCA / Victor (1964)
19.) Grave In The Desert * Sebastian Peabody * Wavy Gravy * Beware Records (1988)
20.) The House Is Haunted * Glen Grey & His Casa Loma Orchestra * 30’s & 40’s Era Halloween * Red Devil Records (2012)
21.) There’s A Ghost In My House * R. Dean Taylor * “There’s A Ghost In My House” b/w “Let’s Go Somewhere” * Rare Earth Records (1974)
22.) It’s Your Voodoo Working * Charles Sheffield * “It’s Your Voodoo Working” b/w “Rock And Roll Train” * Excello Records (1961)
Part VI:  A Wicked Thought
23.) Soul Dracula * Hot Blood * “Soul Dracula” b/w “Sans Dracula” * ERA Records (1975)
24.) Spooky Scary Skeletons * Andrew Gold * Andrew Gold’s Halloween Howls * Music For Little People (1996)
25.) Boris The Spider * The Who * A Quick One * Decca Records (1966)
26.) Big Fat Spider * Heinz And The Wild Boys * That’s The Way It Was * Rock Machine Records (1986)
27.) Night Of The Vampire * Roky Erickson & The Aliens * Roky Erickson & The Aliens * CBS Records (1980)
28.) A Wicked Thought * Zacherley * Spook Along With Zacherley * Elektra Records (1960)
29.) Halloween Spooks * Lambert, Hendricks & Ross * High Flying * Columbia Records (1961)


Monday, October 3, 2016

New Releases, Mid-Valley Mutations.



Arvo Zylo's acclaimed "333" release re-envisioned, re-constructed, re-animated, and so forth. 33 artists, including Dave Phillips, Sudden Infant, Hans Grusel, Bran (...) Pos, Vertonen, Bull of Heaven, Bruce Lamont, Bride, Skulsyr (TOMB, Dreadlords), Protman, Insect Deli, and more. Features cover art* by Yasutoshi Yoshida (Government Alpha) *inverted with permission. 
DVD comes in a jewel case with professional full color art by Yasutoshi Yoshida. Menu design by Jason Ogawa and Arvo Zylo, featuring reworkings by 33 artists, as well as the original "333" album by Arvo Zylo. Contributions include videos and a surround sound piece. 
*At this time, it looks like there will be a version with less than 33 artists and a proper DVD menu, as well as an edition with all of the material that is a data DVD, due to an oversight in terms of how DVD menu design works.  


The following releases are available now.


A collection of live recordings initially intended as a bonus for a special edition version of Blood Rhythms' 2015 LP "Assembly" that never happened, these are reissued recordings from a scarce tape in 2009, remastered by Zach Adams. 
Live group performances around this time featured Daniel Burke (Illusion of Safety), Michael Krause (Death Factory), Michael Kendrick (Rope), Travis (ONO), and several other appearances from friends and respected stalwarts. There is a gradual evolution evident here, where the first show (April Fool's Day, 2007) started with as many blaring horns as could be mustered, and from there, group outings gradually morphed into a sort of krautrock / industrial / scrap metal / synth damage ensemble. 
All recordings here were captured direct from the soundboard (before post production/meddling), except for Ronny's, and Elastic Arts, which was mixed down from a room recording and a direct soundboard recording. 


Architeuthis Dux is a noise unit from Austin, TX, perhaps best known for their heavily engaging, blistering harsh noise performances. Active since 2012, the duo of Kenny Brieger and Tony Duran have created an impressive oeuvre of mostly limited CDR editions, some in quantities as low as 15 copies. 
Through over a dozen releases, there have, on many occasions, been moments of what one can only call "blissed out abrasions"; Traversing territory that comes off with an almost kraut-rock oriented synth meltdown glaze, topped off with lo-fi metallic clang, shrieking industrial grit, and just generally bleak and tortured, surgical steel atmospheres. 
NO PART OF IT proposed to hone in on these reflective moments, and compiled a morass of penetrating, expertly organized cacophony that serves to stand apart, or give way to, the rest of Architeuthis Dux's more aggressive power electronics and heavy electronic work. The result is just under an hour of crisp sampling, damaged percussion, and simultaneously subdued, yet clearly pissed off pedal action that could stand up to SPK's early live sets, or Nurse With Wound's darkest moments.




Machine Listener began with such a name due to a project that is based on exploring and exploiting inherent characteristics from machines, and making compositions from them. In the beginning, it seems that everything from home printers to huge factory generators were used as sources. Their electromagnetic signals or the frequencies they emitted, or simply the noises they make, were the basis of compositions by sound artist Matthew Gallagher. Eventually, of course, Gallagher moved into sourcing the potential of synthesizers, both as machines and as instruments. 
It can be assumed that Machine Listener's pure synth LP ("Endless Coil"), now out on Tusco Embassy (where we can guess that machines were used for their proper intention) came after "Sentient System", released in extremely limited quantities by noise-filth veteran Wyatt Howland (Skin Graft) on his own SK SK label in 2014. It is not up to us to say how "Sentient System" was created, but it is safe to assume that a little of both of these approaches were traversed, and as a result, "Sentient System" could be considered the apex of Machine Listener's adventures with mechanical, aleatoric components of industry. 
Whatever the case may be, "Sentient System" is unlike any other recording you'll ever hear. It is both excellent in terms of composition and also permeated with a conceptually sound "hands off" approach, with caterwauling animal behavior, screeching panic signals and pervasive cicada hum. Some segments of these soundscapes could fit perfectly as cerebral, revelatory moments in a particularly head-fucked horror film, hewn with a certain feeling for a desolate science fiction future, or simply in mindscapes where pure noise is the end and the means. The release stands on its own, and apart from the rest, but at the same time is extremely important in adding to the legacy of industrial noise. 
Originally limited to a criminally low quantity of copies, we here at NO PART OF IT are extremely excited to bring this release to a wider audience.

Arvo did an article on Chicago theatre organist Dennis Scott for NewCity.  Copies will be around news stands until the 15th or so.  




Arvo has prepared a guest podcast or two for Mid-Valley Mutations, a radio show in Montana on KMUZ FM.  There will also be some select NO PART OF IT releases being offered as part of their pledge drive.   There is a podcast focused on Halloween/Monster Music, and a podcast giving a little overview of some select NO PART OF IT releases, past and present, that would fit autumn night/ leaf-bluster criteria.  It will be on October 14th, and archived at the Mid-Valley Mutations site





 Arvo did a floppy disk release limited to 13 copies, on a label in France. The audio is just under 40 minutes long, of exclusive material. Comes enclosed in a handmade sleeve made of sandpaper.




The Architeuthis Dux / Arvo Zylo "The Unbegotten Source" collaboration is now available in the K.R.E. TAPES store. This is a pro CD-R in a DVD case.


We have a couple of copies of this marvelous release by Contagious Orgasm on Polish industrial label Impulsy Stetoskopu.  "Loop Liberation" is a single 45 minute long piece from 1997, from what we'd consider, to some extent, Japan's one-man answer to COIL, since 1987.  Pro CDs come in tin cases with professionally printed covers.   We don't know if there are any other places to get this release without paying overseas shipping.  $13 plus $3 shipping.  paypal nopartofit at gmail dot com.


 Orders now come with a new sticker, of an image by Christopher ILTH, initially used in the first NO PART OF IT release, TRUNCULENCE, in 2008. 




Arvo was on WZRD Chicago 88.3 FM today. No talking at all. Feel free to tune in retroactively.
Some choice morsels by Black Sabbath, Divine, J. G. Thirlwell, Modelbau ( Frans de Waard), Ilhan Mimaroglu, Psychic TV, Contagious Orgasm, Adel Souto (156), World of Dreams (Wm M Berger), Vertonen ( blake edwards), Death Factory ( Michael Krause), Thirteen Hurts / 13Hz, Pierrot Lunaire, Simony (featuring Scott Scholz), Karl J. Palouček, Betty Davis psych soul produced by Miles Davis circa 1968 (the "lost album"), and more! 



Arvo Plays Ferrante & Teicher was aired on WFMU's My Castle of Quiet with Wm. Berger's "Noise Bliss Out #5", alongside Incapacitants, Kakerlak, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Actuary, and others.  Thanks Wm!

Arvo Plays Ferrante & Teicher was mentioned on the tabs out website segment Look at These Tapes

WILT was reviewed by Heathen Harvest.  Thanks to Nicola V. of Turgid Animal for writing it, here is an excerpt:

When I finally managed to listen to the whole album consciously and in a decent setting, my impressions were confirmed: Nocturnal Requiem is a plunge in total decay, death, and quasi-melancholic occult soundscapes.

The now-classic pairing of seventies/eighties cinematic ambient synthesizers and murky, dirty noise works unusually well here. Much of the time when musicians try to do this, one of two elements tends to overwhelm the other, or the mix just ends up sounding like two records playing at the same time. Instead, in Wilt’s case, the synths sound distant, cold, and otherworldly, while the boiling, brooding, almost incessant noise filth is never invasive, holding up perfectly well as counterpoint or sound carpet. I imagine this is pretty close to what John Carpenter would be playing now if he got into early Mauthausen Orchestra thirty years ago.

The occasional metal junk bashing and classic, slow industrial loops enrich the array of sounds and blend in well with them. It perfectly conveys that bizarre impression of listening to some imaginary, massive rusty factories working and rotting in the distance that’s a staple of old-school industrial music.
I’d really have to recommend Nocturnal Requiem to synth, dark ambient, and noise fanatics alike. There are many details to discover with multiple listens, and the album doesn’t get old easily.




Ataraxic Ataxia was reviewed by Frans de Waard at Vital Weekly:

For one reason or another I thought I heard the heard Ataraxic Ataxia 
before but it seems I am mistaken. I only found one release for this duo 
of electronics and violin, as produced by Dominick Dufner and Nicole 
Pizzato, who hail from Columbia, Missouri, and that release is 'Shadow 
Sea'. According to Discogs previously available as a digital release, but 
the cover also mentions a release in an edition of 23 copies by Side Of 
The Sun Recordings (No Part Of it mentions they also had a bunch of 
other, very limited releases). So you could easily believe there is some 
interest in this material. I am not sure why, other perhaps than that this
is unavailable at the moment.  There are six pieces of music on this 
release, and all of them seem to me to be the result of improvisation. 
One of the pieces is recorded in concert and that's the moment when 
the music is really loud and noisy. I prefer the other five pieces, in which 
we find the violin to be pleasantly played against a backdrop of more 
noise oriented electronics, but whoever is responsible keeps it under 
control; most of the time that is. In 'Shotguns, Phrenology And A Steady 
Hand', the noise prevails and there is some serious string abuse, but it 
followed by the great subdued tones of 'If It Happens Once, It May As 
Well Have Never Happened'. Ataraxic Ataxia walks the fine line between 
industrial noise patterns and improvised violin and they do a pretty 
neat job. Sometimes a bit long as is to be expected, but pretty decent 
noise anyway.

Blood Rhythms' Cutting Teeth was reviewed by Vital Weekly, as well as Arvo Plays Ferrante & Teicher:


Recently, so it seemed, Arvo Zylo started a 'campaign' to release much of his music, some of
which was recorded several years ago, or music that has been out of print for a while. Much of
that deals with his group with fluctuating membership Blood Rhythms. The first time I heard
their music was the LP 'Assembly', which I enjoyed a lot (Vital Weekly 965) and if I understood
correctly, the original idea was to have 'Cutting Teeth' as part of a special of that record. The
minimalism of the LP, captured in lots and lots of loops, is not what we find on 'Cutting Teeth',
which is six long pieces of live improvisations. Blood Rhythms are about many things, you see.
Each of the six pieces has Arvo Zylo playing with other people, all recorded live in the period 2007
to 2009, and there are lots of people on this release of whom I never heard of, with the most
notable exception of Dan Burke, of Illusion Of Safety fame. The opening piece is a rather traditional
piece of improvised music, with a large group of people carefully playing their instruments. Not a
particular great piece. The second piece is by a smaller cast of players and more about the noise
edge, banging in scrap metal and detuned radios. The smallest line-up is to be found in the third
piece, only Zylo and Michael Krause in what is a pretty straightforward improvisation for pure noise
waves, not unlike Merzbow, but not as loud. Of more interest in my opinion are the next two pieces
in which Zylo and a group of people play wind instruments, such as French horn, trumpet, baritone
and electronics (although the latter only in the fourth piece), which have a great modern classical
ring to it, very Niblock like in a way, but then without the refinement, but which makes this I think
two great pieces; I wish these excerpts were a bit longer. The final piece is another pretty straight-
forward noise piece. I quite enjoyed the diversity of this particular release, even when
I didn't seem to enjoy each individual piece.
    On the solo front Zylo releases 'Heavenly Sound In Lo-Fidelity: Arvo Plays Ferrante And
Teicher'. I never heard of them, but then I am also not fully emerged in the history of what "could
be called part of the "percussion craze" of the late 50s, or "proto exotica" as Zylo describes them.
Ferrante & Teicher played the grand piano and later on prepared pianos for more rhythmical sound.
Zylo has fifteen records by this duo along with other records of this kind of percussive music and
on these two cassettes he explores these records. One could use the word 'remixing', or 'recycling'
and perhaps 'plunderphonics' is a word that is hard to avoid in this context. Zylo composed
fourteen pieces; numbered 'One' to 'Fourteen' and style wise it ranges from the plunderphonics
side of things to spacious ambient textures. The first lot I have some problem with. It sounds too
easy to sample a bit of a record and loop/play that around set against a bunch of these samples.
That was perhaps not bad in the hands of John Oswald or The Tape-beatles, but it's by now a bit
worn out. When Zylo stretches out his sounds, make them into long form sound scapes I am very
pleased with the result, such as the string heavy 'Seven'. This is ambient industrial music at its
best, and luckily these pieces are in a majority here. The plunderphonics part effectively makes up
about a quarter from the total release, which at eighty minutes might also be a bit long I thought.
Zylo created some excellent pieces using the time stretched string and percussion sounds and
moves gentle around with these sounds, but could make the same perfect point in a somewhat
more limited time frame. (FdW)
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BLOOD RHYTHMS was aired on Little Fyodor's "Under The Floorboards" radio show on KGNU.   Here is the playlist. 

  • Reverand Leadpipe & His Pipe Wielding Swingers - Germglish - N/a
  • Claudzilla - Mare Serentatis - Pocket Lizard
  • Jay T. Yamamato - Ambient Study #4 - Soundtracks For The New Strange
  • Inside/Outside - Territory Part 5 - Territory
  • Ulrich Krieger - Desert Center - /raw:respace/
  • Paisley Nightmare - Wreckage (Goodbye Sweetie) - Rest To Slaughter
  • Ryan J. Boyd - Vector To Mind Control - The World And Its Parts Disc Two
  • TENTATIVELY, A CONVENIENCE, - Lost In Translation Magic Square MiniDisc Shuffle Average #4 - Significantly Different From The Other One
  • Disism - What Mere Words Can Never Say - Berlin Way
  • Blood Rhythms - Maggots Drag (Notte Del Casu Marzu) - Heuristics
  • Ekoplekz - Late Night - Me And My Rhythm Box
  • Beisspony - Good Is The Devil's Definition Of Capitalism - Brush Your Teeth
  • Charles Rice Goff III - Here We Go Round - The Nonfiction Of Glarmen Glamours
  • Ryan J. Boyd - Mr. Happy Pants - The World And Its Parts Disc Two
 









Monday, September 5, 2016

333REDUX, Architeuthis Dux, Machine Listener, live BLOOD RHYTHMS pre-orders available, plus airplay and reviews



Arvo Zylo's acclaimed "333" release re-envisioned, re-constructed, re-animated, and so forth. 33 artists, including Dave Phillips, Sudden Infant, Hans Grusel, Bran (...) Pos, Vertonen, Bull of Heaven, Bruce Lamont, Bride, Skulsyr (TOMB, Dreadlords), Protman, Insect Deli, and more. Features cover art* by Yasutoshi Yoshida (Government Alpha) *inverted with permission. 

DVD comes in a jewel case with professional full color art by Yasutoshi Yoshida. Menu design by Jason Ogawa and Arvo Zylo, featuring reworkings by 33 artists, as well as the original "333" album by Arvo Zylo. Contributions include videos and a surround sound piece. 




Architeuthis Dux is a noise unit from Austin, TX, perhaps best known for their heavily engaging, blistering harsh noise performances. Active since 2012, the duo of Kenny Brieger and Tony Duran have created an impressive oeuvre of mostly limited CDR editions, some in quantities as low as 15 copies. 

Through over a dozen releases, there have, on many occasions, been moments of what one can only call "blissed out abrasions"; Traversing territory that comes off with an almost kraut-rock oriented synth meltdown glaze, topped off with lo-fi metallic clang, shrieking industrial grit, and just generally bleak and tortured, surgical steel atmospheres. 

NO PART OF IT proposed to hone in on these reflective moments, and compiled a morass of penetrating, expertly organized cacophony that serves to stand apart, or give way to, the rest of Architeuthis Dux's more aggressive power electronics and heavy electronic work. The result is just under an hour of crisp sampling, damaged percussion, and simultaneously subdued, yet clearly pissed off pedal action that could stand up to SPK's early live sets, or Nurse With Wound's darkest moments.




Machine Listener began with such a name due to a project that is based on exploring and exploiting inherent characteristics from machines, and making compositions from them. In the beginning, it seems that everything from home printers to huge factory generators were used as sources. Their electromagnetic signals or the frequencies they emitted, or simply the noises they make, were the basis of compositions by sound artist Matthew Gallagher. Eventually, of course, Gallagher moved into sourcing the potential of synthesizers, both as machines and as instruments. 

It can be assumed that Machine Listener's pure synth LP ("Endless Coil"), now out on Tusco Embassy (where we can guess that machines were used for their proper intention) came after "Sentient System", released in extremely limited quantities by noise-filth veteran Wyatt Howland (Skin Graft) on his own SK SK label in 2014. It is not up to us to say how "Sentient System" was created, but it is safe to assume that a little of both of these approaches were traversed, and as a result, "Sentient System" could be considered the apex of Machine Listener's adventures with mechanical, aleatoric components of industry. 

Whatever the case may be, "Sentient System" is unlike any other recording you'll ever hear. It is both excellent in terms of composition and also permeated with a conceptually sound "hands off" approach, with caterwauling animal behavior, screeching panic signals and pervasive cicada hum. Some segments of these soundscapes could fit perfectly as cerebral, revelatory moments in a particularly head-fucked horror film, hewn with a certain feeling for a desolate science fiction future, or simply in mindscapes where pure noise is the end and the means. The release stands on its own, and apart from the rest, but at the same time is extremely important in adding to the legacy of industrial noise. 

Originally limited to a criminally low quantity of copies, we here at NO PART OF IT are extremely excited to bring this release to a wider audience.




A collection of live recordings initially intended as a bonus for a special edition version of Blood Rhythms' 2015 LP "Assembly" that never happened, these are reissued recordings from a scarce tape in 2009, remastered by Zach Adams. 

Live group performances around this time featured Daniel Burke (Illusion of Safety), Michael Krause (Death Factory), Michael Kendrick (Rope), Travis (ONO), and several other appearances from friends and respected stalwarts. There is a gradual evolution evident here, where the first show (April Fool's Day, 2007) started with as many blaring horns as could be mustered, and from there, group outings gradually morphed into a sort of krautrock / industrial / scrap metal / synth damage ensemble. 

All recordings here were captured direct from the soundboard (before post production/meddling), except for Ronny's, and Elastic Arts, which was mixed down from a room recording and a direct soundboard recording.  



Arvo Zylo has completed a collaboration with Architeuthis Dux, it was incubating for a few years, and we are very excited about it.  Physical copies will eventually be released on Ka-Rye Eye Tapes



Delirious Music For Delirious People is now on Bandcamp.   Very few copies of the digipak version remain.  

The Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show haunted the airwaves of WLUW into the wee hours of dreary Monday Nights since for 7 years (ended in 2014). 

"Host Arvo Fingers uses his lengthy experience as a sleepless madman to wield surrealistic songs and sounds into a slithering swath for 4 hours a week. Presently, "Delirious Insomniac" is also syndicated on RadioKL.Hr in Croatia, with occasional interviews, virtual guest installations, ghost hosts, and radio art. On September 9th, 2011, Arvo Fingers and WLUW will be celebrating the 4th Anniversary of the Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show as well as the release of the first volume of "Delirious Music For Delirious People", a compilation featuring Jarboe, Controlled Bleeding, Zola Jesus, Boyd Rice and Friends, Gary Wilson, BeNe GeSSeRiT, Big City Orchestra, Hans Grusel's Krankenkabinet, and others." 


Cover art, layout/design, compiled by, Arvo Zylo








This is the insert from NO PART OF IT's first release, a locked groove compilation called "Trunculence".   The art was done by renowned collage and assemblage artist Christopher ILTH, and this image will now be integral in NO PART OF IT's presence.

Part two of Arvo Zylo's interview in The Formant has been published.   Here is part one.
In the first part we came the know a label that existed as a money-order label before making the move to the digital realm, a label that thrives in the personable engagement with its audiences and favours the road less travelled through music. We’ve documented most of the history of the label in part one, including some very interesting incidents with Tonetta and a foolhardy cover artists, and in part two we delve further into the community that exists around No Part of It and more of the music on the label.



Arvo Plays Ferrante & Teicher was reviewed by Tiny Mix Tapes.




Strap in for this one. Deconstruction like a scrapbook of moldyFerrante & Teicher LPs picked from milk crates and smoke-yellow shelves, sewn together and laid out flat for ears to soak. The mix bounces back and forth with vertigo sway at times. Locked and falling. A bit blown out here and there. Completely robbed of original sweetness then and now. Hiss and pop aren’t cleaned up either. Rather, gleaned and looped. Layers upon caked and crusted layers toying with repetition and chaos, morphing into brontosaurus heights of reversal and stretching. A smidge of effects. Then completely doused. Arvo treating Ferrante & Teicher like wet clay, maneuvering the past into future past. Whole compositions transformed into blizzards. Others picked at like bones by beaks.  Grab a copy of the massive, outstanding double cassette directly fromPersonal Archives, and listen below.



Thirteen Hurts and Arvo Zylo releases on NO PART OF IT were reviewed by Frans de Waard at Vital Weekly.

Here are some excerpts:

On UVB-76 by Thirteen Hurts:
At sixty-six minutes this is surely quite a heavy noise 
release, but it turned out that Thirteen Hurts actually uses quite a bit of variation in these eleven pieces. Swiftly 
cutting from sounds to sounds, going all over the frequency range (and band no doubt), from piercing high-end 
feedback to stomach stomping low-end, and usually overlaying them.


On Arvo Zylo's "Hello Walls":
The music is very minimal on all three of these pieces and I think this is easily the best work 
I heard from him so far. Everything is very drone like, and it sounds like he's using low-resolution samples and 
sound effects, which are slowly moved around but throughout these pieces there is lot of variation with the material. 
Always, so it seems, there is a new element dropping in and out of the mix, keep a constant flow of the music, 
and which makes a truly fascinating listen, especially on the two longer pieces. The shorter title piece didn’t cut it 
for me, as it was simply a bit muddy, and a bit noisy, in terms of overlaying sound material. In the longer pieces 
that seemed to be a bit less present and a bit more open, with organ like drones, a soaring voice sample and the 
amplification of tin foil. All of that worked in a really great, almost hallucinating way. This is an excellent 
release. (FdW)



Review of Arvo Zylo's Sequencer Works, Volume Two.  The "Answer is In The Beat" is also a radio show, and its archives are at the same blog, where the tape was played alongside Throbbing Gristle, Prince, Crystal Castles, Graham Repulski, and much more!   

Arvo Zylo: Sequencer Works Volume Two tape (Rainbow Bridge/Forever Escaping Boredom/Crippled Intellect Productions/No Part Of It, 2015)

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Arvo Zylo: Sequencer Works Volume Two tape
Arvo Zylo: Sequencer Works Volume Two tape
All of these tracks (each titled “FUCK * [#]”) were recorded in various closets or crawlspaces during the early 2000s using a memory-overloaded Yamaha sequencer. Completely off-the-wall lo-fi trashcore somewhat similar to what people like Davros and Unibomber were making on Amigas, but not quite focused on gabber kicks. Really messy and chaotic, and sometimes quite cartoonish, with sloppy sound effects and garish MIDI instrumentation. Some of it sounds like blindly stumbling around in a dungeon. It all sounds far too sporadic and un-quantized and queasy to have been made entirely on a sequencer, but it was often recorded directly to tape with the machine malfunctioning. Really creative chaos which absolutely nobody knew about at the time. On Bandcamp.







"The Pleasure Tunnel" by Arvo Zylo & Bryan Lewis Saunders, was aired on MuhMur Radio Programme, on Sound Art Radio in the UK.   Also aired were Dave Phillips, Yen Pox, PBK, Cranioclast, and many other stellar acts.  



Thirteen Hurts, Ataraxic Ataxia, Blood Rhythms, and Arvo Zylo were aired on Little Fyodor's KGNU radio show "Under The Floorboards".  For about 20 years, this show plays only content given directly to Little Fyodor, and specializes in material that is not intended for widespread attention.   The archive didn't work, but the playlist is here:  


  • Inside/Outside - Radio # 3 - Territory
  • Charles Rice Goff III - Barbed Wire Cents - The Nonfiction Of Glarmen Glamours
  • Thirteen Hurts - Buzzer - UVB-76
  • Gort Vs. Goom - Signaling Right While Turning Left - Digital Single
  • Star Period Star - 629.3 - 629/dust Storm Ep
  • Jay T. Yamamato - Broken Animal - Soundtracks For The New Strange
  • Arvo Zylo - Track 5 - Heavenly Sounds In Lo-fi Arvo Plays Ferrante And Teicher
  • TENTATIVELY, A CONVENIENCE, - Atavistic Electronics>Wreck>Digression>1,2,3,4 - Significantly Different From The Other One
  • Dario Rosa - Quizas, Quizas, Quizas - The Psychic Power Of...
  • Blood Rhythms - Mope - Heuristics
  • Atraraxic Ataxia - Track 6 - Shadow Sea
  • Turkey Makes Me Sleepy - When Last Judgments Officiate - Odyssey Of A Gravy Boat
Arvo Zylo was aired on the Irrelevant Show at WMUC twice.  Archives and playlists are here.
One show included Demdike Stare, Phil Harris, Pas Musique, Bunny Brains, Nervous Norvus, Spike Jones and more.   Listen here:  or here.

Friday, August 19, 2016

FORMANT Interview, + Airplays, Reviews


Arvo Zylo was interviewed by The Formant in a two part series.  The first part is available now.  Here is the intro:
The entire existence of The Formant is based on engaging with music and the people that create and propagate it on a personal level. I favour the road less travelled; the difficult listening experience; and the confrontational underground above the latest trend. I‘d rather talk to the artist, the label or DJ with something to say than review the track that has already been talked about on every other media outlet. Needless to say when I find an entity that values the same ideals I take note, and when Arvo Zylo contacted me personally after I reviewed his work on Tymbal Tapes a while back I was eager to find out more about this illusive artist and specifically about his “off-the-grid” label, No Part of It.
What took life as a money order label and has only recently developed to incorporate a digital outlet immediately grabbed my attention for it’s purposeful and blatant contempt of common musical and industry practises. My first encounter with the label came through Blood Rhythms’ (a Arvo Zylo moniker) In a vacuum – a track so upfront and confrontational that it would shake any mild mannered individual to its core. I simply had to find out more, and knowing very little about this obscure label and artist other than it’s based in Chicago and it’s called No Part of It, that meant a lot of questions emailed to Arvo Zylo the man and the artist behind the label.




The new reissue of Hello Walls, by Arvo Zylo was aired by MuhMur radio in the UK.  The first track, at 36 minutes long, "Body of Defective Memories" was aired first, in its entirety.  The new NO PART OF IT reissue of Ataraxic Ataxia's "Shadow Sea" was also aired, along with John Hudak, Iron Fist of The Sun, Modelbau, Con-Dom, and more!  MuhMur Radio Programme is curated by Steve Cammack, who has been listening and involved in noise and its various inceptions since at least the early 80s.  He's got a project called Dieter Muh which has had material released on Hanson Records, EE Tapes, Harbinger Sound, Xerxes, Cipher Productions, and Tesco, among others.  He's also been involved with Vagina Dentata Organ frequently, and just has many stories that would make a relative latecomer enthusiast drool.   Be sure to follow his blog for playlists, previous guest appearances (including a recent guest spot by Frans De Waard), HERE.

 In July I received a package from Chicago based label NO PART OF IT, I have asked the guy who runs the label, Arvo Zylo, if he is interested in sending something "special" for a broadcast, which I am happy to say he is … and in the meantime he sent me some of his recordings and releases. The Arvo Zylo "Hello Walls" Cdr has rarely been out of the disc player. Also of note is the Arvo Zylo and Bryan Lewis Saunders collaboration tape "The Pleasure Tunnel".



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The new Blood Rhythms PRO CDR was reviewed by Frans De Waard at Vital Weekly.  Here are some excerpts.

BLOOD RHYTHMS — HEURISTICS (CDR by No Part Of It)

Back in Vital Weekly 965 I was amazed by the fact that someone send me a letter, typed on typewriter, about a record that one could obtain by writing a letter, since the label, as the name implied, had no part of it, i.e. the worldwide web and such. I was looking for information on Blood Rhythms and to my surprise I saw the label now has a website and bandcamp of sorts, but who can blame them? A product needs to be sold, I guess. Blood Rhythms is, as far as I could dig up information, mainly the project of Arvo Zylo, who also works under his own 
name; it is not clear when he does that and when Blood Rhythms is more appropriate. Over the last fifteen years he has recorded a lot of material, which in his own words, was intended for '7 inches or prestigious compilations, or they were criminally under-released, perhaps prematurely', but now found their way on this compilation of sorts. While I only heard the previous LP, I can't say I have a clear picture of the music of Blood Rhythms, but I liked that LP a lot. It seemed to have an interesting fresh look upon re-using sounds from all sorts, and present them in an ambient way, or noise, or just funny and strange; which is perhaps something one could also of the music of Zylo solo.
   Many of these pieces one could say are media pieces: using sounds from other sources, which are treated with electronic effects and/or sampled.
 ..... Blood Rhythms are at their best when they keep their ambience on the industrial side, with 
mechanical loops of a conveyer belt and an air conditioning van, such as in the long 'The Stifling Air', or applying old musique concrete techniques in 'Mope' (very NWW), or the intense synth bursts of 'Dismissil'. Here there is enough to intensity and power in the noise based ambient music to make this fully enjoyable. As such even the more 'silly' pieces become quite enjoyable as counterparts to the pieces I like best. In all its diversity a release I quite enjoyed. (FdW)


Illusion of Safety, WILT, Thirteen Hurts, and Arvo Zylo were aired by Difficult Music for Difficult People in Germany.  Hieroglyphic Being, Asmus Tiechens, and Sote were also played, among others.  


Thirteen Hurts has been getting a fair amount of airplay at KFJC.  Notably, as part of a truffle of 13s, (Yahowha 13, 13th Floor Elevators, etc) or as part of another set by Number 6, featuring Psychic TV, Dalek, RZA, Shredded Nerve, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, Nordvargr, K2, and more.....   Then there was a set by Gato Girl with Hive Mind, Cloama, Test Dept., Bad News, Lustmord, Tribes of Neurot, and Negativland.  Then a set by Abacus Finch with Louise Huebner, Christian Marclay, Nurse With Wound, and COH, more...   Then another set by Number 6, and another by Eamon Devil Era , and so forth.....   Thanks for the support!  If there is a petition to get audio archives up for this station, we will sign it!


On August 1st, a WZRD DJ (Sarah) aired a track from the new Ferrante & Teicher release, prior to its official release date.  There is no archive, but the set was great, and the playlist is worth saving.

Stick Men with Ray Guns “Christian Rat Attack”
The Untouchables “Crawlin’”
Arcesia “White Panther”
Aksak Maboul “I Viaggi Formano la Gioventu”
Aranos, Jon Mueller & Chris Rosenau “Now Sparkling Ice”
Letha Rodman Melchior “Hypatia Rilles”
Auditor “forced to take the shape of a man”
Niels Lyhne Lokkegaard “Decending Piece”
Angkanang Kunchai “Missing Lover”
Andy Stott “On My Mind”
…mixed in with “Dark Matter Leak” by Angel
Suicidal Tendencies “Institutionalized”
Tuxedomoon “L’Etranger”
Recording of a Naqshbandi zikr in Bosnia
Iasos “Cloud Prayer”
Alfred Panou & the Art Ensemble of Chicago “Je Suis Un Sauvage”
Robert Black performing Giacinto Scelsi’s “Et Maintenant C’est a Vous de Jouer”
Arvo Zylo: untitled track from cassette about to be released on Bob Bucko Jr’s label, Personal Archives: Heavenly Sounds in Lo​-​Fidelity: Arvo Plays Ferrante & Teicher
[your dj speaks over some harp music by Reinecke]
Tiny Tim “Girl”
The Cadets “I Got Loaded”
Alice Cooper “You Drive Me Nervous”
Velma Cross & Her High Steppers “I’ll Be Oh So Good”
Anne-James Chaton, Alva Noto & Andy Moor “Chapitre V: Calculs” (from the album Decade)
Niki Neecke “Funnyfoodfactory”