VideoZine#4: “Why Are We Here?”

VideoZine#4: "Why Are We Here?"

VideoZine#4: “Why Are We Here?”

VideoZine#4: “Why Are We Here?”
(Our first compilation, with material by artists and directors from a number of under-represented places.)

Our program is always evolving and changing, and one vision that I have always had for these VideoZines is that I could begin to incorporate the work of other directors.  There are a number of people who are in the same realm as I, making videos and trying to exhibit their seed of creativity.  Why not create a platform for some of these videos and artists?

This collection raids the BlasphuphmusRadio archives, where I present video that has never been seen in this form before.  I have a variety of video treats that have been suffering for a variety of reason, namely due to poor audio and bad editing.  Presented here for the first time are live performances by bands that appeared on Blasphuphmus Radio & Is This Music?  These performances were booked by Johnathan Boober, and feature incredible performances by Nasalrod, SLOTHS, Valkyrie Rodeo & RABBITS.   Rounding out this collection are two videos shot during practice performances by The Nervous & Moth Hunter.  The Nervous performance is of particular note, as they have become quite a powerhouse live outfit, and this recording was captured before they had even played live for anyone by their partners.

In addition to these live videos (all featuring newly remastered audio, and re-edited for this presentation), we also feature work by a number of directors, including Nil Admirari (eponymous, Library of Congress, Esmar Road), Matt O. (Half Eye, Iarvles, Dry Cleaners), Colin Hicks (Vomit Violence), Ryan A. Ray (” ‘Ho,’ The Humanity”), Paco Jones & Eric Hausmann.  Each of these directors have a unique and distinct voice that is compelling and beautiful, and it is no wonder that with all of them, film is only part of the passion.  These videos represent some cool work that you will not see anywhere else.

In addition to that, it is with this episode that we declare that this is an office show.  The VideoZine will continue this year, and hopefully continue to return for subsequent seasons.  Our plan is to produce at least Six episodes this year, but it is possible that we might hit the Eight or even Ten mark, depending on how productive the next month is.  We do not make any money off this program, but we do enjoy making it, and hopefully you enjoy what we do, too.

This episode has all the bells and whistles: a remastered soundtrack, individual videos you can link to for each segment of the show, and the typical 60 minute presentation that we’ve come to know and love.  I’ve done my best to create a little audio narrative, and to have some fun, so hopefully you do, too.



“Why Are We Here?”

Produced, Directed & Edited by Austin Rich.


VideoZine #4 Playlist

“Why Are We Here?”


01.) “A Stitch In Spacetime” by Nil Admirari
02.) “Hello, I’m Drunk” by Austin Rich (with backing music provided by the “Crusin’ 1955” LP)

Part I: “Let’s Talk About Social Etiquette”

03.) “Fascist Rumble” by Half Eye
04.) “It’s Everywhere, Yr Going To Die” by Tyrants
05.) “Two Songs” by Vomit Violence
06.) “Homebrew” by The Thrash-key Kids
07.) “Alex The Spider” by Iarvles
08.) “You Look Good In Glasses” by The Nervous
09.) “Be Polite” by Nasalrod
10.) “Postcards of Darby Crash” by SLOTHS
11.) “Duck, The Pigs“ by RABBITS
12.) ” ‘Ho,’ The Humanity” by Ryan A. Ray

Part II: “Where, Again?”

13.) “Lawrence of Arabia” by Valkyrie Rodeo
14.) “Steilacoom” by Dry Cleaners
15.) “Manchurian Avalanche” by Library of Congress
16.) “No Contact” by Moth Hunter
17.) “Project 13” by Paco Jones
18.) “What You Seek Is Seeking You” by Space Gambus Experiment with Eric Hausmann
19.) “Anchorage” by Esmar Road

15th Anniversary Blas-Travaganza Part X: Moth Hunter!

Moth Hunter

Moth Hunter

15th Anniversary Blas-Travaganza Part X: Moth Hunter! 

Continuing to bring you the fantastic recordings made as part of our Blas-Travaganza, next up we have the incredible sounds of Moth Hunter.  No stranger to our show, Moth Hunter has been building and recording with his home-made oddities for some time, but rarely performs in front of an audience, instead reclining in his home studio.  After some negotiations, he was more than happy to make one of these appearances as part of our show, and he managed to blow the top off of Slim’s with his mind-melting electronic psychedelia.

Day 2

Day 2

Our recent radio collaborations have been really impressive, and he’s been able to stretch out and deliver some of his most incredible work as part of our show.  He also contributed the final track to our digital compilation, Lost In The Supermarket, where he delivers a fantastic solo composition that is pretty intense.  It is alway a pleasure to work with him, and I can only hope that this performance is as impressive to you as it is to me.


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Episode 177: No Contact

The Galactic Barrier

The Galactic Barrier

Episode 177: “No Contact” w/ Moth Hunter, LIVE!
(Featuring the X Minus 1 broadcast “No Contact” from 24 April 1955, mixed with a live performance by local Moth Hunter recorded on 22 May 2012.)

I know I’ve been teasing something “special” for the last several weeks, and I can now say that it is here: the next installment of our ongoing Blasphuphmus Radio Theater Presents!, with live scoring by Moth Hunter.


This is something that I’ve always wanted to bring to this show: live, narrative radio.  It’s happened a couple of times, in very striped down ways, but never like this.  Moth Hunter performed a nearly sixty minute set in may, as the score for an edited version of the X Minus 1 classic, “No Contact.”  (In fact, this was the first story X Minus 1 broadcast when they first went on the air on 24 April 1955.)  As I have also teased, this will not be an isolated incident.  I’ve been working with some other artists too, and this could become a regular feature in the very near future.

As an experiment this time, we’re doing something we’ve never done before: we’re offering the entire live performance, unadorned, as a download via our Bandcamp Page:

22 May 2012 Live Performance * Moth Hunter * Blasphuphmus Radio

Moth Hunter

Moth Hunter

We wanted to try something new, and this seemed like a natural extension of this show.  Getting to hear them both allows you to enjoy the performance as a stand-alone piece, and then appreciate it more as it is incorporated into the narrative of this show.  It’s something that the Inter-Web-A-Tron was intended for in the first place, and I think it’s a very sensible move on our part.

Additionally, I would like to direct you to the photoset below.  I always like to snap a few shots when I host bands, and this time was no exception.

We hope you enjoy today’s presentation.  We put a lot of work into it, and we are really proud.

See you in seven.

Picasa Photoset

No Contact

Introduction: The Far Horizons Of The Unknown

01.) 22 May 2012 Live Performance * Moth Hunter
02.) No Contact Excerpts * X Minus 1 * 24 April 1955 Broadcast * NBC Radio

Part I: “Countdown To Blastoff”

03.) 22 May 2012 Live Performance * Moth Hunter
04.) No Contact Excerpts * X Minus 1 * 24 April 1955 Broadcast * NBC Radio

Part II: “Four Weeks From Earth”

05.) 22 May 2012 Live Performance * Moth Hunter
06.) No Contact Excerpts * X Minus 1 * 24 April 1955 Broadcast * NBC Radio

Part III: “I Have To Find Out What Happened”

07.) 22 May 2012 Live Performance * Moth Hunter
08.) No Contact Excerpts * X Minus 1 * 24 April 1955 Broadcast * NBC Radio

Part IV: “Stormcloud To Earth!”

09.) 22 May 2012 Live Performance * Moth Hunter
10.) No Contact Excerpts * X Minus 1 * 24 April 1955 Broadcast * NBC Radio

Episode 166: Moth Hunter, LIVE!

Moth Hunter

Moth Hunter

Episode 166: Moth Hunter, LIVE!
(Featuring a live performance by local circuit-bend  experimental pscychedlic, Moth Hunter!)

Join us for a very special live performance by local circuit-bent, experimental noise artist Moth Hunter!  This performance was recorded in his home studio on 08 May 2012, at roughly 8 PM that evening, and was quite possibly one of the best performances I’ve heard using these kinds of home-brewed items.  I was also able to shoot some great footage as well, giving you a truly multi-media experience just short of being there with us.  Couple that with an appearance by DJ Really Sloppy, and a few other odds and ends, and you’ve got this week’s program.

Moth Hunter

Moth Hunter

Moth Hunter is one half of Knuckle Children, a fantastic noise duo that has been creating sound experiments since at least 2007.  Both have appeared on this show before, and Moth Hunter DJed a Halloween show, too (those shows are available here).  We’ve been trying to set up this show for a while now, and after a couple of false starts in the last couple of weeks, we’ve managed to sort out the technical and scheduling details that had enabled us to bring you live music.

I have to say, I’m really excited to have live music back on the show. While Historic St. John’s has offered a number of great opportunities for the direction this show has been heading, I’ve been very sad that it is difficult to include live music in our studio.  However, with the addition of new equipment and the changing landscape of digital recording, this is no longer a challenge.  This really opens up new possibilities for our program, and we’re already lining up other possible ways to exploit this technology.

At this point, I’ll let the music speak for itself.  Thanks for listening.

See you in seven.

Picasa Photoset (Includes three short video clips)

Moth Hunter, LIVE!

Introduction: Wherein I Introduce What’s To Come

01.) Track 01 * Knuckle Children * He Section

Segment One: The ADD Minute And A… w/ DJ Really Sloppy

DJ Really Sloppy doesn’t understand what Experimental Music is, and suggests that genres are silly.

02.) Track 03 * Knuckle Children * 9-11
03.) Rawhide * The Blues Brothers

Segment Two: Moth Hunter, LIVE!

04.) Recorded 08 May 2012 In The Moth Hunter Studio.

Outroduction: Wherein I Outroduce What You’ve Just Heard

Episode 091: Rock Out With Your Goth Out Part II



Episode 091: Rock Out With Your Goth Out Part II w/ Moth Hunter
(Featuring two hours of Halloween Goth & Industrial music for a perfect seasonal soundtrack.)


Rock Out With Your Goth Out Part II
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) * * Sounds To Make You Shiver
02.) The Durrow Book * Dead Voices on Air * Piss Frond * Invisible Records
03.) Hurricane Fighter Plane * Alien Sex Fiend * The Impossible Mission * Passport Records
04.) You Know What You Are [Excerpt] * Ministry * The Land of Rape and Honey * Sire Records
05.) Stigmata * Ministry * The Land of Rape and Honey * Sire Records
06.) Tragedy For You [Neurodancer] * Front 242 * Tragedy For You 12″ * CBS Records
07.) Dissonance * Legendary Pink Dots * Nemesis Online * Soleilmoon Records
08.) Performance * Tones on Tail * Pop * Beggars Banquet Records
09.) Teenage Lightning 2 * Coil * Love’s Secret Domain * Wax Trax Records
10.) Monitor * Siouxsie And The Banshees * Juju * Polydor (UK) Ltd.
11.) Money Is Flesh * Swans * Greed / Holy Money
12.) * * Haunted House
13.) Holy War * Lords of the New Church * Lords of The New Church * IRS Records
14.) Chosen * Moth Hunter * Dust
15.) Suzy Q * Sheep On Drugs * Greatest Hits * Smash Records
16.) Eyes of Nature * Swans * Various Failures
17.) Church * Skinny Puppy * Bites
18.) Convulsion * Skinny Puppy * Too Dark Park * Universal Records
19.) Spasmolytic * Skinny Puppy * Too Dark Park * Universal Records
20.) I Hate You [Excerpt] * Christian Death * “I Hate You” b/w “All The Love” 12″ * Prophets Records
21.) Love’s Secret Domain * Coil * Love’s Secret Domain * Wax Trax Records
22.) Slavestate * Godflesh * Slavestate
23.) Trick Or Treat * Download * Charlie’s Family * Metropolis Records
24.) Blind * Swans * Various Failures

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Episode 086: Moth Hunter & Knuckle Children, Live!

Knuckle Children

Knuckle Children

Episode 086: Moth Hunter & Knuckle Children, LIVE!
(Featuring a live performances by local audio experimentalists, Moth Hunter & Knuckle Children.)

Much of the usual fare on Blasphuphmus Radio runs fairly left of center, as I like to think that a weekly dose of my show is the right kind of subversion to keep the world on its toes. However, once in a while I like to pull out the big guns, and do a full-on noise assault.  Enter Moth Hunter and Knuckle Children, experimental noise artists with a penchant for home-brewed electronics, to the KPSU studios, for a two-hour sonic attack that can only be described as wonderfully insane.

Moth Hunter

Moth Hunter

While I’ve known the primary mover and shaker of Moth Hunter for quite some time now, it wasn’t until about two months ago that I realized he made his own Circuit Bent gear for his live performances. As a fan of Circuit Bending (and all things noisy), I followed him into his lab where I found a fantastic assortment of crazy shit: weird bent keyboards, strange metal boxes with all sorts of switches and knobs, and an infinite well of ideas. I knew immediately we had to set up a radio appearance, and by the next week, we’d scheduled a radio gig.

As the show is two hours, he contacted his buddy, who with, together, are Knuckle Children. This particular pair made beautiful noise together a while back, but recent events have pushed Knuckle Children to the back burner. This, then, was a sort of radio reunion, bringing back together their particular blend of aural manipulation. I found the turn of events particularly amusing to me: while my radio co-hort Ricardo Wang usually has bands like this on his show quite often, during the week he is absent I put on my most What’s This Called?-sounding-show in months. I love it when a plan comes together.

To better suit the kind of performance these guys are used to, we made a couple of decisions about how we wanted to set up this gig: Moth Hunter wanted to start, and have Knuckle Children come in half-way through, uninterrupted. And in a way, bands like this lend themselves quite well to a long-form set. So we planned to incorporate my Legal ID for the 2 PM hour into the show; if listen at the beginning of hour two, you’ll hear Knuckle Children begin their set by mangling my own voice as I handle my top of the hour announcements. But the bulk of this two-hour show is a nearly hour and forty minute blast of pure electronic mayhem. Be warned.

I had a lot of fun with this show, and there’s already talk of some return appearances. (As live appearances, and to lend a hand DJing.) I’m pretty excited to see what the future will hold. Even after 12 years, I’m still excited to see where this show will end up.

See ya in seven.

Moth Hunter & Knuckle Children
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Cheezus Remix [Excerpt] * Moth Hunter * * Self-Released
02.) Kill Your Face [Excerpt] * Moth Hunter * * Self-Released
03.) Live Performance * Moth Hunter * 25 September 2010 * Blasphuphmus Radio
04.) Live Performance * Knuckle Children * 25 September 2010 * Blasphuphmus Radio
05.) Jade Planet Rain [Excerpt] * Knuckle Children * * Self-Released

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