An ambitious new noise project is launched

Today, over lunch, I mentioned to my friend Pete that it had been several weeks since anyone had asked to be my friend on Facebook. (I’d like to think that we’re unique, but I suspect old bandmates the world over talk about the same kind of nonsense when they get together over inexpensive Indian food.) Pete, trying to console me, said that he could hook me up with a lot of new friends. All it would take, he said, is for me to pique the interest of his associates in the international noise community. Well, I didn’t make much of his offer until this evening, when I opened up Facebook, and found a queue of older noise aficionados waiting to ask if I’d consider being their friends… Pete, it would seem, had engaged in a bit of what we in the record business refer to as hype.

Anyway, one thing led to another, and now I’ve got a new noise project, which involves amplified soup eating beneath hogtied, nude art patrons… What started as a joke, I feel, has become my life’s calling.

One thing at a time, though… First, Pete and I need to assemble our band, Corridor and Grain, and record the Hall and Oates song She’s Gone. (And, yes, this is very much going to happen.)

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  1. Posted April 3, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    I reposted the H&O video a few days ago, and attracted some new fans.

    This is weird…I read Pete’s post and I swear that I did not read your name. I don’t remember what I read, but I would have commented if it had registered that it was you. I don’t know what that means but I’m a little worried.

  2. Nevil Kevinal
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    Silence is the new noise. Silence is louder in our daily lives than the loudest chaotic loud. Orchestrate organized silence. Record it at -1. Be none more silent. People will listen. They’ll hate it. But they’ll listen.

  3. Edward
    Posted April 4, 2012 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    The standards at Chaotic Spleen are slipping.

  4. Mr. X
    Posted April 4, 2012 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    You say that the cassette is sold out. If that’s true, why is Chaotic Spleen still selling them on their website?

  5. Thom Elliott
    Posted April 4, 2012 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    Dude, gotta grip a copy, I have the largest collection of soup related noise tapez in the midwest.

  6. Posted April 4, 2012 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    The first release is sold out. “Living in Bile” is the second effort from Mark Maynard’s dark and twisted imagination.

    “Mark Maynard presents his most brutal work yet: “Living in Bile.” Mark’s sophomore effort includes dark soundscapes, torturous ambience, and violent packaging.”

  7. Walt
    Posted April 4, 2012 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    I remember when Mark was doing his singer-songerwriter thing in coffee shops throughout suburban Weehawken. That’s when he was really true to his craft.

    This noise project is just him selling out his musical principles in order to cash in on the next big craze. I suspect he’ll be picking up a banjo in the not so distant future for his new roots project.

    And does anyone else thing this new noise project is a little too derivative of early eighties Jefferson Starship?

  8. anonymous
    Posted April 4, 2012 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    I don’t give a shit about the music. I’ve got to see this violent packaging, though.

  9. bloody ear drum
    Posted April 4, 2012 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    Hasn’t Pete Larson made enough cash from the noise scene? How many millions are we as a sub culture going to hand over to him? This new tape project is nothing but a money grab. He doesn’t care about the scene. And it’s a lie that he has noise machines in his ears. He does not. When he listens to ACDC, he listens to it straight! I know people who know him. He does not live and breathe noise. HE LIVES IN THE WILDERNESS! It’s third hand, but I’ve heard that he even admits to “enjoying solitude.” This man is a false prophet, selling his t-shirts and his noise tapes. This is about money to him! Beware who you do business with, Mr. Maynard. You will never see a dime from this 19 cassette tapes.

  10. X-drone
    Posted April 4, 2012 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Peter Larson wore earplugs all through the 90’s. He is not one of us.

  11. Posted April 4, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm… Mark, have you checked out my Value Village People plunderphonic / noise / experimental project? May be of interest to you… I hope.
    There are downloads at the website I posted here.

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