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Saturday, April 22, 2017


*BLOOD RHYTHMS is returning in May for the first time in over a year, at a DIY location in Chicago.  Get in touch for details.  There are also a couple of other Chicago shows in the works.  Stay tuned!

Arvo contributed to a compilation benefiting DAPL activists.  Curated by James Keeler of WILT, Hedorah, and other quality projects, it features Thirteen Hurts, PBK, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Paranoid Time, and more.

There is also a track that is probably the final compilation track with Upheaval version (92), although there are chronologically definitely some versions which haven't come out yet.  There will be 100 of these versions, but no more of them  are going to be on compilations in the spirit of the Upheaval series.  Some further versions will probably end up on a cassette and/or a radio installation.

Thirteen Hurts and Arvo remixed by Marlo Eggplant were aired on WZRD by Dirty Moskowitz, along with Hans Grusel's Krankenkabinet, Yello, William Basinski, Thomas Dimuzio, and more...  LISTEN HERE....    There is also this archive where the Blood Rhythms ASSEMBLY LP was aired with Robert Turman, Big City Orchestra, Kommissar Hjuler und Mama Baer, Jarboe, Cliff Edwards, and more...  LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN

Arvo was on WZRD for a few hours, with a montage of ethnic pop, tribal rhythms, black metal, and crazed industrial, other things.  Among the artists featured were:  Coil, Recoil, Adult., The Good Rats, Dave Ball + Jon Savage, Pharmakon, Sudden Infant, and more.  LISTEN HERE

Sequencer Works Volume Three was reviewed by CASSETTE GODS 
Here is an excerpt:  Did I say “face-melting”? Sure did. Arvo Zylo’s chaos comes packaged across a wide range of frequencies and patterns, and “confrontational” is certainly a good term to describe the results. Side A is decidedly more industrial-heavy, while side B tracks its muddy boots across the thresholds of noise and drone, but never getting caught in stasis. And while 88 minutes is a heavy slab to devour at once, there’s lots to discover as you maneuver your way through the wreckage. Start here, start at volume one, start on the moon, who cares. For maximum self-flagellation, make it a triple and set your out-of-office for the afternoon. And don’t forget where you put that Yamaha RM1x – despite what I said earlier, you might need it later if you get inspired.

Thirteen Hurts was aired on WZRD on April 5 alongside Yannick Dauby, Daniel Menche, Christian Marclay, Psychic TV, Soft Cell, Moondog, Robert Wyatt, and more.... LISTEN HERE

 The deadline for the cat-themed open call compilation PUSSIFICATION is coming to a close on May 1st.  More info HERE and fb event page HERE

Opposite Records is running a benefit compilation for Wm. Berger.  Wm. is a friend who has been very supportive over the years, as well as a staple of NY/NJ underground cultures, and has recently undergone some serious health concerns.  Berger is a WFMU dj on and off since the 80s, head of Prison Tatt label, and former member of Uncle Wiggly, Terrier, and World (Without End).   Featured on the comp are some high profile experimental artists, such as Telecult Powers, Sickness, Theologian, as well as Inappropriate King Live, Zilmrah, Compactor, Rust Worship, and more. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Try a little Tenderizer

A track from Machine Listener's "Sentient System" reissue on NO PART OF IT, as well as three tracks from 333REDUX (dave phillips, Sudden Infant, and Marlo Eggplant) were aired on Steve Cammack's Muh Mur Radio Show on Sound Art Radio in the UK.  This is a high quality radio show from a long time collector of noise and experimental cassettes since the early 80s.  Highly discerning and caring segments here!


Arvo Zylo's "Hello Walls" was aired (the final 20 minute track "Phantom Decorum") on WFMU via Wm Berger's My Castle of Quiet Radio Show, alongside Spiteful Womb, Moloch, OvO, and lots of other artists below the radar.


Arvo's "Sequencer Works Volume Two" was aired on KGNU via Little Fyodor's Under the Floorboards radio show, alongside Martha & The Muffins, Tentatively A Convenience, Rashad Becker, and many others.  LISTEN HERE


Blood Rhythms' track "Diligent" featuring travis ono, Daniel Burke, Michael Kendrick, and others, was aired on Otomo Hava's "Notes from Chaos" podcast in Greece.  Also aired were Schloss Tegal, Pain Jerk, and Silvum, + more!

dave phillips' "zylovester anfang" track from 333REDUX was aired on WZRD alongside material by Robert Turman, early Depeche Mode, Architects Office, Big City Orchestra & Illusion of Safety, The Residents, Leona Anderson, Neurosis, P16.D4, and more!  LISTEN HERE

Arvo was on WZRD for 6 hours.  He interviewed Cleveland touring band HIRAM-MAXIM, and aired a nice little menagerie of crazy shit from erotic aerobics and funky disco relics to the Gremlins soundtrack and various elements of psychedelic industrial noises such as Annie Gosfield, Tactile (featuring John Balance), Carl Stone, ADULT.'s experimental side, cEvin Key, Alessandro Cortini, The Necks, vintage Russian synth music from Yuri Morozov, newish Arthur Brown, and old Pigface featuring Michael Gira, among other things.....  LISTEN HERE

Friday, February 10, 2017

"Looking Up"

Blood Rhythms was aired on Wm. Berger's My Castle of Quiet radio show on WFMU, alongside Keith Fullerton Whitman, Merzbow, Leah P (formerly of Head Molt), Maledicere, and more.  Listen HERE.  

Architeuthis Dux was aired on Wm. Berger's My Castle of Quiet Radio Show on WFMU along with SAND, Wicked Witch, Cowardice, Sovereign, and the Melvins, among others...  Listen HERE

Arvo was interviewed for an article on Bandcamp's cassette blog "Hi Bias", regarding the new Sequencer Works Volume Three release on Personal Archives / KaRyeEye...

Sequencer Works Volume Three was also reviewed at Decoder:

Prolific experimental recorder and No Part of It proprietor Arvo Zylo recently unveiled the third installment in his aptly titled, two year old Sequencer Works series, out via Midwestern stalwarts KaRyeEye Tapes out of Indiana and Dubuque-based Personal Archives — the latter also home to his 2016 2xCS Heavenly Sounds in Lo​-​Fidelity: Arvo Plays Ferrante & Teicher. Blogger and podcast maven Scott Scholz summarizes in his liner notes: “This is the final volume in a trilogy of Sequencer Works by Arvo Zylo, which together highlight a prolific early period in his work, centered around composing exclusively with a late-90s Yamaha Rmix . . . predating most of the material found in the first two volumes.” According to Zylo’s own notes on the collection, many of these tracks are fleshed out sketches sourced from defunct one-off projects, unrealized or unfinished collaborations; some were made for an industrial project, others for film, and some primarily for performance. While Heavenly Sounds was a heady mishmash adventure, you’ll find the Sequencer Works series more than potent enough to occasionally rouse even the most sedentary neighbors — in all likelihood conducting them straight to your door for a (maybe deserved) bit of remonstration. Expect a healthy gauntlet of friendly pummels and squelching, interspersed with very, very deceptive quiet, and sometimes all at once.
Order Sequencer Works: Volume Three via Personal Archives or KaRyeEye. While you’re at it, Volume Two is streaming via Zylo’s own No Part of It imprint and a few lingering copies of Volume One (2015) are still hanging around at Out of Body Records.

Speaking of...  We have restocked five copies of Sequencer Works Volume Two, and that is the last of them.  Also available are the last 5 copies of "Pleasure Tunnel / Temple of Paradise" by Bryan Lewis Saunders & Arvo Zylo....  These copies came back from Tedium House, a fine establishment which is fully deserving of your support and may not be around for much longer.  Many an odd item can be had at a reasonable price there.

Arvo was on WZRD for around 5 hours.  Two of those hours were playing rare tapes from the library, from a cassette recorder, because the tape deck jammed.   You won't hear some of this stuff anywhere else.  The first three hours featured material from the NNA tapes label, projects related to Gitane Demone, Aaron Dilloway, Dieter Muh, Negativland's CD that comes with cremated ashes, Gorgonized Dorks, and more.  LISTEN HERE

Arvo Zylo has contributed to two compilations.  One was based on source material from a broken CNC lathe machine, curated by Ohio machinist Stephen Petrus (Murderous Vision).   It features tracks by Fascist Insect, Insect Deli, Solypsis, Robert Turman, Pauline Lombardo, WILT, and much more...  45 artists in all.

This compilation is curated by Marlo Eggplant of Corpus Callosum and works to benefit BORDER ANGELS and FORWARD TOGETHER.  It features Bob Bucko Jr, Endometrium Cuntplow, Andrew Quitter, Jessica King, and more....  46 artists in all.

Arvo contributed 6 seconds of sound to a themed compilation which is a collage just under 28 minutes long.

A KGNU radio show called "Sleepless Nights" aired Arvo's Sequencer Works Volume Two.  Listen here.  

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Sequencer Works Volume Three

The final volume of Arvo Zylo's Sequencer Works series is out now.  Much of it features his earliest, most precocious, raw and isolated material, as well as a couple of pieces he did trying to emulate machine sounds for a hidden cassette collaboration, a very early out-take from "333" that caused a scuffle at a party, a track with vocals by Atalee Judy circa 2001, a couple of song-oriented tracks (including a Flipper cover) that Arvo did for Sonic Coalition, and more, in its 90 minute duration.   The most unusual of the archives were chosen, for those who are enthusiastic about strange happenings within the recorded medium.  The cover art / layout was done by Tiny Little Hammers, and there are liner notes written by Scott Scholz (Tymbal Tapes, Words on Sounds, Tabs Out, etc).  These are professionally duplicated cassettes on Chrome tapes, with two color imprints.  Co-released by Personal Archives and Ka-Rye-Eye.  Limited to 100 copies.


In other news:

333REDUX and Machine Listener's "Sentient System" were reviewed by Vital Weekly.

It's important to note, I think, that in both the data DVD and the pro menu DVD, there are track lists, and the original "333" album is included in both formats. Also, track lists are included, and easily visible, but I digress. I'm glad these packages finally arrived there after some holiday hoopla. Apparently.

Arvo has contributed to the Necktar annual compilation series for over ten years in a row.  Not your average online compilation, this label goes the extra mile, and the series itself is inspired by Carl Jung's Red Book.

Arvo contributed to a compilation based on public domain sounds, curated by Canadian noise artist Damno Te.

Blood Rhythms was aired on Little Fyodor's Under The Floorboards Radio Show on KGNU.

Friday, December 23, 2016

90% off digital catalog (limited time)

NO PART OF IT label is now offering 90% off of anything
 in the available digital catalog for a limited time.   

The discount code is :

Releases by:
Machine Listener
Architeuthis Dux
Ataraxic Ataxia
Thirteen Hurts
Illusion of Safety
V/A - Delirious Music for Delirious People
 (ft. Pharmakon, Hans Grusel, Zola Jesus, Jarboe, Controlled Bleeding, and more)
Blood Rhythms 
Arvo Zylo
Bryan Lewis Saunders
and more

God bless us everyone. 

Monday, December 12, 2016


The Pro Menu versions of the 333REDUX DVD are available now!   Just as a reminder, there is a DATA DVD version with mp3 and flac versions of this release, all 33 artists' contributions are there.   For the pro menu version, we overshot and with the conversion process inherent in the DVD menu authoring, we just couldn't fit everything, so 28 tracks are there in blazing glory, while the other 5 tracks are accessible through a link provided on the DVD (along with bonuses).

This unique compilation features reworkings of Arvo Zylo's "333" release, as well as the original release, including videos and a Blood Rhythms Surround Sound mix.  Among them are Bull of Heaven, Hans Grusel, bran (...) pos, Skulsr, Bride, dave phillips, Sudden Infant, Bruce Lamont, Daniel Burke, protman, Insect Deli, AODL, and more.  Over 8 hours of material, including 5 videos.

The long news:  "333REDUX" is a remix album of Arvo Zylo's "333" album, featuring videos by Jason Ogawa, Daniel Burke, Brian Klein, Timothy Wisniewski(Comfort Link), Bran(...)Pos, Bob Bucko Jr / Bbjr with Jay Schleidt, and a surround sound piece by BLOOD RHYTHMS.
Also contributing reworkings are: dave phillips (a piece inspired by Mayhem), Pigswill (Nick Andren), Verdant (Zach Adams), Seth Ryan, AODL (Jeffrey Paul Shell), Critter PissNervesandgelMarlo Eggplant, vertonen (blake edwards), Skulsyr (Samantha Viola), BRIDE (TOMB), Hans Grusel (resipiscent), Sudden Infant (Joke Lanz), Somnoroase PăsăreleEnoxaeonInsect Deliprotman (Joe Honk), bruce lamontThirteen Hurts / 13Hz / One-Eyed Zatoichi, NOWS (Robby Kee), Bull of Heaven, Trou, jliat, and Arvo Zylo.
Not to mention cover art based on the original 333 sources by Yasutoshi Yoshida (GOVERNMENT ALPHA/XERXES).

These artists will be getting copies in the coming days, slowly, but surely, or you can order here:https://nopartofit.bandcamp.com/album/333redux
In other news:

Arvo Zylo has a new cassette available on LURKER BIAS called "There Must Be Others", featuring cover art by Christopher Ilth.  These are relatively recent works, which were originally featured for a criminally limited edition collaboration with Komissar Hjuler und Mama Baer and for a reading of Edgar Allan Poe on Undressing Underground podcast (but the instrumentals were mixed very low in the mix in both cases),   Here they are featured in full glory, with 40 minutes of diverse, dynamic, and damaged ditties.   Only 24 copies were made of this release.

Arvo was on the radio again, playing industrial noise cassettes from the 80s that often aren't on the internet yet, and some of the first 50 LPs that were entered into WZRD's catalog, circa 1974, among other things.  HERE

Architeuthis Dux and Arvo Zylo were aired on WFMU's My Castle of Quiet Radio Show with Wm. Berger, alongside his usual mix of dark, creative, and/or metallic sounds.  Wm. Berger is now recovering from injuries involving a stroke, and can receive gifts at WFMU.  We are eternally grateful for Wm.s ongoing and long-standing support, not to mention his services as lone dark dungeon pigeon of WFMU
P.O. Box 2011
Jersey City, NJ 07303-2011

His label PRISON TATT is here.

Frans de Waard at Vital Weekly reviewed both Architeuthis Dux's release on NO PART OF IT, as well as Arvo Zylo's collaboration with the aforementioned unit.   You can read the reviews here, and listen to the sounds for yourself HERE and HERE (minus the 24 minute track, "Execration Texts").

"Listen to it loud! The production maybe isn’t top notch, but it’s good enough to blow your head off. "

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:

1002 W. Montrose Ave
Box #130
Chicago, ILL, 60613

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 
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)
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