Stan Reed is a noise musician from Seattle, Washington. His current projects include Blue Sabbath Black Cheer, Dried Up Corpse, and The Broken Penis Orchestra. He is also co-owner and operator of the Gnarled Forest record label, and previous owned and operated PsychoChrist Productions (1993-2003) and PsychoForm Records (2003-2007). His past projects are Plethora and Broken Human Machine, and he has been involved with Nurse With Wound, Mixed Band Philanthropist, Nihilist Assault Group, and Pig Heart Transplant. For more information, visit http://gnarledforest.blogspot.com.
Masstishaddhu - Shekinah LP
A really great ritualistic ride into trance and beyond, this is an early project that involves The New Blockaders master, Richard Rupenus, along with Sean Breadin, & Mike Watson.
All kinds, field recordings, real ones, guns going off. Nothing like a good explosion to ease the body.
Orchid Spangiafora - Flee Past's Ape Elf LP
A very nice early jaunt into the realm of collage, I learned about this gem from the infamous Nurse With Wound list and fell for it immediately.
By far the most bleak movie I have ever seen.
Nurse With Wound - Scrag! cassette
What can I say, I am, and forever will be, a NWW junkie. I was sucked in in 1987 when I heard the Merzbild Schwet LP and it's been love ever since, This cassette is a great little collection of snippets and random oddities, some of which appeared on 'A Sucked Orange' and 'Drunk With The Old Man Of The Mountains', that I can't recommend enough.
The sound of airplanes
Perfect drones, wonderful atmosphere, incredibly relaxing.
Hirsche Nicht Aufs Sofa - Runter Da, Zimtsterne Und Baghwan Jünger cassette
Another group that caught my attention immediately and has stuck with me like glue. This cassette is one of the early adventures from the Dom label of Christoph Heemann. The early cassettes are hard to come by, but if you can find them, in any format, listen closely.
Another incredible movie that is very well done and bleaker than hell.
Merzbow / The Haters - Milanese Bestiality / Drunk On Decay LP
A great tribute to Maurizio Bianchi by these two legends in their own right. Exactly what you would expect and exactly what I wanted to hear.
Riding down the freeway with the car window rolled partly down
Nothing more enjoyable than to turn off the stereo and listen to the violent wind whipping around your head, mixed with other cars and trucks, pure bliss.
Faust - The Faust Tapes CD
You know Faust? You should...one of the most underground influential bands from the 70's. I like this one especially due to its collage quality. A really nice ride through sound.
I have gotten 4 new ones recently, love finding a groove and riding it for long periods of time. Find myself pacing to them.
Electric Wizard - Come My Fanatics LP
Fucking Heavy. Nuff said. I'm not usually a big fan of this genre, but when I heard this LP for the 1st time, along with Dopethrone, I was floored. Black Sabbath on steroids.
Been listening to it forever, and working more closely with it as of recent.
Crash Worship - This cassette
I only wish that I had been able to see them live. Incredible tribal, industrial and essential listening.
Back room of a bowling alley
The majestic sounds of the crashing balls and pins is really quite serene and peaceful once you find the right groove, being right where it all comes together is a joy.
The Rita - The Voyage Of The Decima MAS CD
One of the upcoming releases that the group I am in, Blue Sabbath Black Cheer, has in the works, is a collaboration with the mighty Rita. Been studying this very closely with a tight ear. Sam is an incredible person and an incredible sound designer, I always look forward to new works by him.
A tweakers dream, or nightmare, but the sound effects and design used in this movie turn me on big time, very jarring and violent, yet collaged so well.
UFO Or Die - Cassettetape Superstar LP
Another, not as well known project, from Yamatsuka Eye and Yoshimi of the Boredoms. Crazy Japanese madness of the best kind, sure to rattle the brain back into the right, or left, place.
Took a job recently as a doorman in a local club. Standing out on the street at night is very fascinating, and this type of boring job gives me the opportunity to really listen and take it all in. A cacophony of sounds mixed together, like a symphony tuning up, people, machines and nature all coming together to bring you a madcap mind blowing soundtrack.
Wayne Butane - Sucks Bigtime CDr
One of my all time favorite collage artists. He has been creating absurdists masterpieces since 1992. If you want to piss in your pants while scratching you head...get Wayne...