Insect Factory. Photo Credit JoshSisk
This week’s guest: Jeff Barsky, the man behind the droning soundscapes of Insect Factory. He joined us in our sub-aquatic studio at the bottom of the Potomac to play cuts from his newest album Melodies from a Dead Radio as well as tracks from his work with the unpredictable Arlington noise-rock band The Plums and a few cuts from his personal music library. Along the way he talks about the motivations behind his record label Insect Fields and what happens when you try to record loud music without a real practice space.
Globes — Insect Factory — Melodies from a Dead Radio
Eyes On Mars — Chrome — Red Exposure (link)
In Life, My Friends — Flipper — Gone Fishin’ (link)
Night Stalker — Authorization — Version 1
Notes: Collaboration with Dan Caldas of Black Eyes and Horses. Available for free download.
Keep Your Laws/Off My Body — Dog Faced Hermans — Those Deep Buds
Evolution — Fred Frith — Cheap At Half The Price (link)
Negative Space — Blue Sausage Infant — Negative Space
Notes: Catch them March 12 at the Velvet Lounge!
Daddy’s Highway — The Bats — Daddy’s Highway
Wait for the Blackout — The Damned — The Black Album (link)
Slow Bloom — Insect Factory — Sonic Circuts 5
Notes: The story behind this song “I had a song called ‘Bloom,’ then I slowed it down.”
Catoctin — Blue Sausage Infant — Manitou
Where Were You? — Mekons — Where Were You: Hen’s Teeth and Other Lost Fragments of Unpopular Culture Vol. 2 (link)
Sister Ray 2 — The Plums — White LP
Loveless Love — The Feelies — Crazy Rhythms (link)
Tree Float — The Ex — Catch My Shoe (link)
Get The Rush — The Plums — White LP
Download the show here.
Source: SoundCloud / insectfactory