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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Arvo on Decaycast


eck out a rare internet release I did for Decaycast, a loop based kind of sound collage effects composition, shooby doo bop.

Friday, September 30, 2011

"333" aired at Martha's show on WFMU!

Along with Mark McGuire, Crank Sturgeon, and Black Vomit! Listen HERE!

"333" Aired on Dave X's "It's Too Damn Early" Radio Show

Along with Merzbow, Richard Pinhas, Government Alpha, and Giancarlo Toniutti. Listen HERE!

"333" at The Sound Projector!

The Heat Death of Everything

16 May: oddity of the month for May comes from Arvo Zylo in Chicago. His 333 (NO LABEL) release is a quite overwhelming mix of chaotic elements, where manic organ riffs and repeated loops are pitched against large gusts of disquieting and alien noise blocks. For all of these three long tracks, there is a constant air of alarm, as though things are going to get wildly out of control and potentially dangerous at any second. Patterns do emerge from the apparent chaos and fug, but this is definitely one teeth-clenching roller-coaster ride where you need to strap yourself firmly into your armchair before clicking the play button. The collaged cover artworks are printed in garish, acid colours and their imagery tends to mimic the mayhem of the music, particularly the pink dayglo chickens running over what looks like an endless field of scrap metal. “Alcohol-soaked, dark and solitary” is how the creator describes the making of this intense and strange album of circuit-bending and warped hip-hop approaches.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Arvo on UbRadio/9th Floor Radio

Listen to a podcast by members of Big City Orchestra featuring material by Arvo, along with an eclectic mix of jazz, avant garde, electronic music, and plain out zany and rib tickling fun!

PLAYLIST (artist / release / track name)

Gil Evans Orchestra / Blues In Orbit / title track
National Lampoon Radio Hour / Greatest Hits / Public Disservice
Emmenthal Socapex / Aeterna
Cursed Chimera / End This / Didn't Really Want To Know
Villain / Dissenter / I Got Virus
Babalon / Live recording 2003
Charles Rice Goff III / Zygoma Diploma (Volume Twenty-Nine)
Pentliczek / Abnormous Post Anomalous and Proto-Surrealistic Versions of
Popular and Traditional Psychotic Songs / La Zona
Wyrm / Divination Bones b/w Adam Coils
Voice Of Eye / Anthology Two 1992-96 / Succumb
Diledadafish / The Last Famous International Gluttons (compilation) / Mise
En Place
Drew Dobbs / Decade (recordings 2001-2011) / Kitto
Johnny Japes and his Jesticles / The Hit Viz Comic Pop Record / Scrotal
Scratch Mix
Aural Resuscitation Unit / I Hear Drums
Andrea Pensado / Ktotam / Bicho Raro
Cursed Chimera / 8th Circle Below (compilation) / 8th Circle Above The Ice
Don Campeau / Through The Black Forest / Cross Section of Last Scattering
Circle Six / The Box / Waking Up Inside
Arvo Zylo / 333 / Deadbeat Deluxe
Ron Geesin / Biting The Hand / Agitation in Anticipation of Offspring, Part Y
Edward Ka-Spel / The Minus Touch / track 2
Neil Innes / Innes Own World Best Bits Part Two / Messages
Johnny Japes and his Jesticles / The Hit Viz Comic Pop Record / Bags of
Fun With Buster

more info at:

*note: the radio show cuts off 10 minutes before the hour in hour two, so
not all of the tracks are on the .mp3 archive -- the full audio of show
can be heard on the video version which will be available in a few weeks
at this location: http://vimeo.com/channels/137100

Thursday, September 15, 2011


The Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show has haunted the airwaves of WLUW into the wee hours of dreary Monday Nights since 2008. 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.

CDs in Digipaks as well as professionally printed CDRs in jewel cases are ready. the CDRs are $6 postage paid in the USA, $9 postage paid elsewhere. The CDs in digipaks will be available some time after that, and are $8 postage paid in the USA, $11 elsewhere. paypal address is misterfvckhead@yahoo.com , orders are shipping now.


Monday, September 12, 2011

333 Reviewed at Killing Birds

Arvo Zylo was an unknown name to me before I received his package of releases. Info on the net is sketchy, but Zylo's press release emphasizes his presence on the Chicago independent radio scene, live shows in and around the windy city and an association with the legendary Illusion Of Safety.

"333" is a really interesting release that combines krautrock, prog, electronica and noise (sometimes all on the same track!). Very well paced with a real affinity for the dramatic buildup. These compositions are created from some of the strangest, oddball sequenced patterns, followed on by chattering noises, psychedelic synth tones, more harshness and stunning, rhythmic driving-forces that reshape the sound structure again and again. If this is breakcore, it's creating a new definition for it. It's a devilish sort of music that, at first, makes for the raised eyebrow and then the dropped jaw as this thing grows into a behemoth before your ears! I really cannot recommend this one enough. Likely to leave noise purists skeptical but this is for more open minded listeners.

See other reviews of Allan Zane, Marlo Eggplant, Eric Lunde and more HERE

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


The Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show has haunted the airwaves of WLUW into the wee hours of dreary Monday Nights since 2008. 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.

CDs in Digipaks won't be available by the 9th, but professionally printed CDRs in jewel cases will be ready. If anyone would like to make pre orders, the CDRs are $6 postage paid in the USA, $9 postage paid elsewhere. The CDs in digipaks will be available some time after that, and are $8 postage paid in the USA, $11 elsewhere. Feel free to send money through paypal to misterfvckhead@yahoo.com if you would like to pre order this release, orders will ship around mid September.

At this time, less than 150 copies of the digipaks are available and not spoken for. The pro CDRs are now available and will stay in print perpetually.

Monday, August 22, 2011

"333" Reviewed at Animal PSI


Only half-evil, ‘333’ is only half-Noise, the rest a circuit-bent circus of manic rhythms and flamboyant glitch beats. The 60 minute looong-player by Arvo Zylo pays equal time to hi-fidelity Japanoise, hardcore breakbeats, and deep European surrealist absurdity akin to the solo work of Larsen’s Fabrizio Palumbo. While the half-hour intro track feels necessarily fragmented and piecemeal, the second and third tracks (“Deadbeat Deluxe” and “Plasthma”) both integrate nicely these elements into punchy anti-disco. Technicolor and crunchy, the duration hangs together nicely, but with the methamphetamine compulsion of the Industrial pleasure principle. Not to be ingested casually. A self-released, pro-pressed CD available for $9 HERE.

Friday, August 5, 2011

"333" aired on Brian Turner's (WFMU) Radio Show!

Listen to Brian Turner's Radio Show on WFMU, where an excerpt from "Quicksand Eggs of A Beaten Pathos" from "333" was aired along with Alien Sex Fiend, Phill Niblock, Terry Riley/ L'infonie, and Necro Deathmort!

August 9th, with a live performance by the Psychic Paramount, as well as music by Bohren and Der Club of Gore, Abwarts, and Conrad Schnitzler, Brian Turner also played this release: http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/41428

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Unreleased material aired on Wm. Berger's My Castle of Quiet radio show on WFMU

Listen here! also aired were Black Sabbath, Pyha, Keith Fullerton Whitman, and the trailer to Confessions of an Opium Eater!

"333" aired on Greek Mind, Radio Valencia


July 10, 2011 ::: MP3::: http://bit.ly/gmr014bp "bran(...)pos"
Boyle - (from Raum Zeit 5cd, self-released)
Bran...Pos - Pinball Paneer 2 (Minus One cd, Soundcrack 2011)
Dead Machines - (from Prisonfood cs, self-releaesed 2011)
Jason Zeh – (from Heraclitus cd, CIP 2008)
Sparkle Girl - (from Library Music cs, self-released)
PCRV – (from Three Untitled Pieces cd, Somnolent Shelter 2011)
Vertonen - (from Cresting cs, BloodLust! 2010)
Uns - (from What Does The Brain Have To Do With It 2cd, CIP 2010)
Bran...Pos - live in-studio performance (~40min.)
Uns - (from What Does The Brain Have To Do With It 2cd, CIP 2010)
Bran...Pos - interview
Mammal - (from Incinerator II cs, Gaping Hole 2009)
Arvo Zylo (from 333 cd, No Part Of It 2010)

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Review of "333" at RODENTAL

Read a Review of 333 at RODENTAL.

"I am inspired to sprint and destroy"

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Review of "333" in Impose Magazine


The kaleidoscopic monster of a 30-minute track starts at a carnival. It's the first slab of Chicago noise guru Arvo Zylo's 333 LP, and it makes a Goblin/Dario Argento soundtrack by comparison a birthday at Chuck E. Cheese (though the opening bars of Zylo's apocalypse seem to drink from the same horror trough). Destruction soon reigns, and three minutes in we're witness to the shuddering death of all that is melodic and whole. I'm not gonna walk you too much farther through the righteous nightmare. That'd be rude to the Zylo, but let's just say the industrial trap opens and there's hints of quasi-baroque escapism (and training) to accompany the otherwise brutal hell-scape.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Blood Rhythms photos from Denver Noise Fest

Denver Noise Fest
was fantastic! Take a gander at photos by Todd Novasak here. Special thanks to Chris Turner from Nookleptia, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Clayton Counts/Bull of Heaven, Elizabeth Floersch/Fatale, the guys in Page 27, Byron Tenebra, Seth Vanhorn from Disthroned Agony, and Little Fyodor & Babushka!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Review of "333" in Vital Weekly


ARVO 333 (CD by no label given)
An series of electronic illustrations of an emotional infatuation with 333 industrial work with a long history of its gestation, a Salvador Dali work if ever there was one in industrial music. played in various venues and group members and none over 11 years.. "with a sample-based material ranging from madly structured pseudo-classical, swing jazz, or exotica to industrial, noise, drone." which accounts probably for its over worked ornate baroque features. just summarizes, encapsulates the virtual modernity and spaces we now find ourselves in, in its eclectic disgust for the present it has to be a remarkable critique, I cant say I like it, but then I don't particularly like the current situation, or were the paintings of Francis Bacon pretty. it should be played for 24 hours over all media worldwide, and then humanity might see sense and in doing so as Camus advised commit mass suicide thus saving what is left of the planet.. to the seagulls outside this apartment now..(jliat)

Friday, March 18, 2011

"333" aired on Wm. Berger's My Castle of Quiet Radio Show on WFMU

A track from "333" was played on Wm. Berger's My Castle of Quiet Program, alongside artists such as Neuntoter Der Plage, Merzbow, Kakerlak, and Pussy Galore! This is an excellent franchise, basically the only time I ever hear something about "metal" being mentioned and get excited. DESCEND!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

COCK E.S.P. - Historia De La Musica Cock - Available Now (featuring Arvo and many others!)

COCK E.S.P. - Historia De La Musica Cock - Available Now (featuring Dental Work and tons of awesome friends!)

"The 17th full-length album by infamous Minneapolis noise band Cock E.S.P. is both an homage and parody of the group's extensive and eclectic musical influences, a unique tribute to the past 100 years of experimental and underground music, forming a new cornerstone in the group's mission to challenge the conventional wisdom of unconventional music.

Featuring 125 pieces divided into eleven chapters, recorded over a period of two years and clocking it at a mere 38 minutes, "Historia de la Musica Cock" presents an intricate, diverse and rapid-fire selection of art movements and musical genres including: Fluxus, Futurism, Punk Rock, Free Jazz, Plunderphonics, Japanese Noise, Avant Garde, Minimalism and Psychedelia. Genres are referenced directly with music performed using their original style and instrumentation, often contrasted with Cock E.S.P.'s usual harsh electronic fare.

In addition to the core Cock E.S.P. membership -- Emil Hagstrom, Matt Bacon, Jason Wade (FAGGOT), Nicole Rode (Rape Door), heterosexual hair stylist Scott Burns and Jamaican dominatrix Paige Flash -- this album features dozens of special guest musicians including: John Vance (Eclectic Ensemble, WRONG), V/Vm, Andy Ortmann, Smell & Quim, Blowfly, Dreamland Faces, Weasel Walter, Leslie Keffer, Origami Bøe, Costes, Suffering Bastard, Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck, Disthroned Agony, Page 27, Jiblit Dupree, Naomi Elizabeth, S/M, Dental Work, Head Molt and RU-486 as well as members of Harry Pussy, White Mice, Wasteoid, the Nihilist Spasm Band, the Stooges, No Doctors, Ovo, Abiku, Rusted Shit, Pain Teens, Ghostband, Angry Feminists, Thunderbolt Pagoda, Gash Blood and Harsh Reality."

CD in 5x7 card package. Cassette features 36 minutes of bonus alternate/extended mixes. Co-released by Breathmint, Little Mafia, and SunShip Records/E.F. Tapes.
$8.00 plus $2.00 S/H in the USA; $10 plus $4.00 S/H international.

Paypal to ewhagstrom ((at)) yahoo ((dot)) com, or click the link below.

Checks payable to EMIL HAGSTROM send to:

SunShip Records
P.O. Box 580218
Minneapolis MN 55458-0218 USA

Friday, February 25, 2011

Review of "Saint Street" on Dead Formats

Saint Street
Self Released

Harsh noise instantly pummels you on this release over it's ten tracks. It's a bit on the long side but the note I received with it informed me that it is made up of two separate full lengths. Lots of interesting dynamics throughout both sides of this cassette. Not totally a HNW but punishing enough to make you need to take a break between side one and two. Subtle moments of melody desperately try to break through the noise like someone trapped under ice. Quiet dark at times but it avoids the whole blackened noise thing and just barrels straight ahead in the way some of the later Birchville Cat Motel releases did. I think this may have benefitted from being broken up into two releases but it's pretty damn good.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Review of "333" from Culture Is Not Your Friend

Arvo Zylo – 333http://www.myspace.com/misterfuckhead
Noise, Rhythmic, Glitch.
Label – Self released

01 Quicksand Eggs of a Beaten Pathos02 Deadbeat Deluxe03 Plasthma
A long way was set before “333″, the album by Chicago based Arvo Zylo, before it was realized into its physical format. Like the artist himself describes, these recordings were made back in 2003, inside a closet that stood in the bowels of a rat infested house with a flooded basement (no less!), and was shaped and molded until it was released in 2009. This Narnia-meets-Fightclub scenario might sound like an irrelevant piece of information for someone who holds this album for its sounds rather than its history, yet hints of this moist background can be traced both in the cover art and, of course, in the music.

The three tracks of the album, all donning great titles, are quite long, with the track “Quicksand Eggs of a Beaten Pathos” overshadowing the other two by lasting over 30 minutes. Zylo begins with rhythmic sounds and builds a firm, even melodic ground for us to stand on, only to shatter it to pieces few minutes later, as these rhythms turn to blistering, pulsating noise. This shape shifting is something that Zylo does a lot in order to keep his audience alert. Brushing together dirty drones with water soaked sounds and eerie ambience, the opening track grows intense and hostile as minutes pass. About halfway through Zylo let the matters calm a little, thus allowing more delicate sounds of metallic hisses to surface. Later on, the music will turn harsher once again. When we get to the beginning of “Deadbeat Deluxe”, the sounds are distressing and chaotic, and Zylo adds broken electronic beats to the boiling soup he serves. “Deadbeat Deluxe” goes mental until a certain moment of Zen when it suddenly balances into a rhythmic industrial peak. Zylo creates pockets of sanity that floats in the massive, intense flood of electronic mayhem, long enough for the listeners to take a deep breath before the next dive, but not long enough to calm them down.

“Plasthma” begins with an airy, yet highly distorted ambient breeze. This track serves as a fitting closure for the album, as these relatively soft waves of distortion begin creating sonic turbulences that lead to the albums screaming end. ’333′ is rich in texture and musical events. Zylo brings a real treat in the form of a bumpy rollercoaster ride with sharp angles that prevent you from predicting where you are being taken next; a recommended experience!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011



90 pages, b+w, 8.5x11" (printed on double-sided 11x17" paper)

No reviews, no articles, no opinions.
Collages, block prints, paintings, drawings, photography, cut-up poetry, and xerography.
3 brief interviews with Mutant Ape, Vomir, and Arvo Zylo.

$6 ppd (US and World)

Order it here: http://jerseyflesh.bigcartel.com

Monday, February 14, 2011

Owl Eater

A track of mine is featured in the most recent Owl Eater net compilation. Also featured are PBK, A.R.GH, and Sick To The Back Teeth among others.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


A new online compilation is out on Datahex featuring a new collaboration track between myself and Elizabeth Floersch (Fatale) under the name SANG MORT.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Blood Rhythms Part 1 from Anna Gregoline and Jesse Thomas on Vimeo.

Blood Rhythms Part 2 from Anna Gregoline and Jesse Thomas on Vimeo.

The live debut of BLOOD RHYTHMS was on December 11th, featuring members of ONO: travis, P. Michael, Jesse Thomas, Dawei Wang, Rebecca Pavlatos, and Mimi Wallman alongside myself. Also playing that night was Illusion of Safety as a trio, with only their second performance that utilized a live drummer. This time it was with a stand kit of big drums played by Travis Bird, and they did a rare (possibly final) industrial set. Death Factory and Battleship opened. For the BLOOD RHYTHMS performance, we agreed to start with lots of cacophonous junk metal, including a gargbage pail, a belt sander, and a grinder. The rest of the group started without me while I was outside smoking, without any of us doing a sound check, and so you'll see me come into the mix at about the 5:00 minute mark. There were live projections by a fella named Nate who came in to work with Battleship, the video was filmed by Anna Gregoline. Thanks to Anna and Jesse for the videos! The result is something that seems like an alien satellite transmission from a secret dungeon on the moon. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Arvo featured on Margaret Noble's "Sound Is Art" Website

An Excerpt from "333" was featured on Margaret Noble's "Sound Is Art" blog.

This site explores the many questions, compositions, ramblings and experiences of sound that come to listeners and creators. From abstraction to music, all forms of organized and naturally occurring sounds are presented here.

Monday, January 3, 2011

"333" Reviewed by Srdjan Eftimovski (Nundata)

Srdjan Eftimovski, a regular listener to my radio show, who performs under the name, NUNDATA, wrote a glowing review of my release "333". Thanks Srdjan, and thanks to Justin Marc Lloyd for publishing it!

Arvo Zylo - 333

When I first got this release I knew mr. Arvo only through his radio shows and some samples of live show I saw on the streaming services. I got interested so I ordered “333” from this artist. When it arrived I expected simple DIY CDr , but that was not the case. All the printing was of very high quality with nice label on disc itself. You rarely see that much effort in noise world. But that was just tip of the iceberg… What is important here is music, I mean noise, I mean NoiseMusic as one entity. This guy is on other pole of the noise world. It is not “delaypedalputalotofdistortionovereverythingandscream” kind of noise like 99% of acts out there – this is composed noise. It is made from sounds that are not noisy themselves, but the way they are played and all the timings blend it to one big composition which can be listened either way. If you start to listen it as a noise you will hear noise elements, on the other hand if you pay attention and listen to its rhythms and tones and instruments, you will hear it as the music. You will see that all is carefully planned and mastered.

First track “Quicksand Eggs Of A Beaten Pathos” start with the tune that sound like “The Residents” at their best and then slowly melt into noisy frequency shifting space. Around 10-minute mark some melody again start to appear from the depths of noise becomes dominant but then it melt with some tribal rhythm and disappear in background. Rhythm or arrhythmia is guiding us to some 20 minute mark where we start to choke under noisy silence but from it he pulls us up into some weird melody which sounds almost danceable (as much as it can be in noise world anyway…). Rhythm is leading us out of this one and we start with some his/heartbeat sound on second track “Deadbeat Deluxe”.

Various synth melodies and strange beats are melting together all along this one. You have nice and intelligent cacophony all over these 16 minutes. It will make your heart pump like crazy for then minutes, then it will allow you to rest for a minute or two with some calmer part and toward the end atmosphere build up again and push you heartbeat rate up again. But you will not rest now because “Plasthma” starts with some drums beating in empty hall and strange pitch shifting noises are all around you with some crazy tune playing in the background. You start to feel anxiety from this tune, and then tune turn to some type of horror movie theme (which add a just right taste to this album). After few minutes it decay into noise and they all together slowly fade away in void. Album reaches almost 59 minutes of brilliantly executed noise experimental music project. If you like to explore new possibilities in music world no matter if that is noise, or some experimental form be sure that this album you have to own. Whatever that you expect from this album be sure that you will be pleasantly surprised after listening to it. More surely – try and play it one more time as soon as it ends, I promise that you will hear so many layers that you missed in first listening and that you will enjoy even more.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Arvo featured on New 3 CD Compilation

A compilation that features a track of mine called "Hex Crank" is now available for purchase.
The compilation is called "Music To Fuck To" and it spans 3 professionally duplicated CDs. There are 50 artists on the comp, including Vomir, Josh Lay, and Cory Rowell (Demonologists).

$15 including international shipping, 2 for $25, 3 for $33.
PAYPAL TO solution1tile@hotmail.com