Welcome to the Disposable Underground newsletter, with a round-up of what’s new at the blog. I’m trying out an older format again, which I hope you’ll enjoy.
The Troops of Doom, featuring Jairo “Tormentor” Gudez, the O.G. former Sepultura member, has a new EP out called The Absence of Light. Sepultura fans (like me) should sit up and take notice. Read all about it.
Tymbal is the name of a noise compilation featuring the manipulated sounds of cicadas, out now on the Fuzzy Panda label. I don’t miss the sounds of those critters, but it’s an interesting project. Check out the details.
Interesting Times Gang should be of interest to Kowloon Walled City fans because this solo project features Ian Miller (above). But his new album, Beats, No Rhymes, No Life, is coming from a totally different place. More info.
Noise, such as construction noise, can be a hazard to your health. The Takeaway discussed research into the subject. I’m curious about what noise artists might say about this. Dig into it.
Cassette tapes were dumped on China in the 1990s and ended up spreading across the country in an underground fashion, Radiolab explained, bringing Western rock and roll with them in an unlikely way. Listen to the story.
Rest In Peace
Paddy Moloney of the Chieftains died last month in Dublin at 83. He was the frontman of the group that was credited with a revival of Irish traditional music. Richard Sandomir has the story at The New York Times.
Ron Busy, the drummer for the classic band Iron Butterfly, died in California in August at 79. Jason Newman has the story at Rolling Stone.
Thanks and see you next month!