INFLUENCING MACHINE 04: RODGER STELLA “Foucault Zombie” Tour Edition cassette

stella tape resized
Influencing Machine produced a limited run of these C-52 tapes for the Rodger Stella performances in California that took place last month. I still have a handful of them left. Note that this is an entirely different recording of the “Foucault Zombie” material than is featured on the Gods of Tundra LP. Stella originally did the longer version featured on this tape; however, in order to reduce it to a suitable LP length, he completely re-recorded it rather than simply editing it. The various movements within the track are better served by the expansive subtlety of the transitions in this longer recording which was only previously released as a rare Mutter Wild CDr. For those unfamiliar with it, the “Foucault Zombie” material is among the most intriguing and fully realized in Stella’s catalog. Like much of his best work, it is cerebral without being academic and challenging, but never tedious. This is a highly complex and composed work that reflects and merges Stella’s ongoing preoccupation with archetypal electronic sounds, science fiction aesthetics, and heavy psychedelia. Sounds struggle to align themselves with the structure surrounding them, yet continually spiral in and out of orbit to disorienting and mesmerizing effect. 



Friday October 19 2012
9:30 PM
Rodger Stella
Demon Face
Jessica Rylan
Thomas Dimuzio
Shroud Opaque

3957 San Leandro St.
Oakland CA


Saturday October 20 2012
Early show
Rodger Stella
R. Jencks
Bren't Lewiis Ensemble

Hemlock Tavern
1131 Pols St. @ Post
San Francisco CA


Tuesday October 23 2012
Rodger Stella/Sharkiface live collaboration
more info tba

Lewcid Joosebox
Oakland CA


Friday October 26 2012
Rodger Stella
more info tba

Los Angeles CA


Saturday October 27 2012
Rodger Stella
more info tba

Los Angeles CA

Out Now. Influencing Machine 02: ENTRE VIFS "Heavy Duty" CD

EntreVifscover4 Entre Vifs, the sound of creation/destruction...the purest noise around. Scraping, dragging, sawing, crunching noise. Entre Vifs were, to me, the epitome of noise in the late 1980's/early 90's and this is the most chaotic and raw of their three major releases. Of all the noise I've listened to, Entre Vifs is perhaps the only group who directly influenced my sound and technique. This is forward moving, fast paced and constantly changing noise. "Heavy Duty" revels in the sound of destruction, the tonal landscape collapsing in on itself and rebuilding in explosions of sound. It brings to mind an image of a building being concurrently raised and destroyed while jackhammers and machine guns compete for sonic dominance. If you love noise then you really need this in your ears. Your moral sharpening begins now! - RODGER STELLA (MACRONYMPHA, HOLLOW BUSH, ETC)

Originally released in 1989 by Cthulhu Records, Entre Vifs' debut tape remains a crucial release in the canon of Industrial/Noise. Led by Zorin (musician and visual propagandist in the legendary Le Syndicat), Entre Vifs created chaotic roars of noise with hand designed instruments resulting in one of the most distinctive sounding projects of that era. Influencing Machine is honored to present a new CD version so that this classic release can be available once more. Packaged in Digipack case featuring artwork/design by Zorin and includes a 4 panel insert.

$13 ppd in U.S.
$18 ppd World
* Add Theta "Scire" tape for $5 ppd


HOLLOW BUSH "Laura Dern in the House of Blue Light" LP (featuring previously unreleased material)
HOLLOW BUSH "The Harmonic Module Revealed" LP
SSHE RETINA STIMULANTS "Gorgeous Primitivism from Quartz Satellites" C-30 Tape

THETA "Scire" C-60 OUT NOW.

Theta-outerSAMPLE Now widely disseminated, the spores of entropic dominion germinate and explode into blossoms of decay. Virulent roots grow deeper underfoot further destabilizing and eroding the landscape. Concrete and steel. Silicon and light. Solar expansion and contraction written into orgiastic spikes of ionic current. Theta reflects these dissolutive processes through electronics, guitars, tapes, and junk metal that coalesce into 60 minutes of hallucinatory industrial noise. “Scire” was recorded live to cassette in the summer of 2011. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed cassettes copied directly from the analog tape masters.

$7 ppd in U.S.
$11 ppd worldwide

-ENTRE VIFS "Heavy Duty" CD
-HOLLOW BUSH "Laura Dern in the House of Blue Light" LP